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COX-2 is highly expressed in endometrial cancers, suggesting that a selective COX-2 inhibitor could be valuable for treating endometrial cancers that overexpress COX-2. In this study, we investigated the anti-tumor effects of the selective COX-2 inhibitor etodolac on endometrial cancer patients. Etodolac (400 mg, bid, for 2 weeks) was administered(More)
Alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS) that originates from the uterine cervix is extremely rare, with only thirteen cases reported. The participation of the ASPL-TFE3 chimeric gene, translocation (X; 17) (p11; q25), has been demonstrated in ASPS. Here, we report a case of cervical ASPS, along with a review of the literature. The patient, a 56-year-old woman,(More)
OBJECTIVE Several studies have suggested that excision repair cross-complementation group 1 (ERCC1), a protein involved in nucleotide excision repair, is associated with resistance to platinum agent-based chemotherapy or chemoradiotherapy with platinum agents in various types of cancer. Herein we evaluated ERCC1 protein expression in uterine cervical(More)
PURPOSE There are currently no clinically available chemosensitivity assays for cervical cancer. In this study we evaluated whether the histoculture drug response assay (HDRA) could be used to predict chemosensitivity to nedaplatin (NDP) in cervical cancer. METHODS Fifty-four surgical specimens and biopsies from patients with squamous cell carcinoma of(More)
Podoplanin is a 43-kd mucin-type transmembrane glycoprotein that is a candidate marker for the pathologic diagnosis of mesothelioma and lymphatic endothelial cells and lymphangiogenesis. The aim of this study was to investigate podoplanin expression in epithelial ovarian carcinomas. Immunohistochemistry was performed on the paraffin-embedded tissues from 78(More)
This study was conducted to retrospectively compare the efficacy and safety of irinotecan (CPT-11) and pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) in patients with platinum-resistant or -refractory recurrent epithelial ovarian and primary peritoneal carcinoma. Nineteen patients who received CPT-11 and eleven patients who received PLD were enrolled. CPT-11 was(More)
PURPOSE The prognosis of advanced ovarian cancer primarily depends on maximal surgical debulking and chemosensitivity of the tumor. Neo-adjuvant chemotherapy(NAC), maintenance chemotherapy, and interval debulking surgery(IDS)are sometimes used to improve the prognosis of advanced ovarian cancer patients. In this study, we evaluated the outcomes of these(More)
Primary uterine cervical neuroendocrine tumors are rare, but affect relatively young women and the prognosis is poor despite multidisciplinary treatment. The incidence of meningeal carcinomatosis arising from malignant tumors of the uterine cervix is extremely low, only two patients with meningeal carcinomatosis arising from a uterine cervical(More)