Weiya Z. Wysham

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BACKGROUND The consequences of defective homologous recombination (HR) are not understood in sporadic ovarian cancer, nor have the potential role of HR proteins other than BRCA1 and BRCA2 been clearly defined. However, it is clear that defects in HR and other DNA repair pathways are important to the effectiveness of current therapies. We hypothesize that a(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to determine the cardiac safety of high cumulative doses of pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) in patients with gynecologic malignancies and the need for routine evaluation of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). METHODS Data were collected for all patients treated with PLD with at least one evaluation of(More)
BACKGROUND Gestational trophoblastic neoplasia is a rare gynecological malignancy often treated at tertiary referral centers. Patients frequently travel long distances to obtain care for gestational trophoblastic neoplasia, which may affect cancer outcomes in these patients. OBJECTIVE We examined the association between distance traveled to obtain care(More)
IMPORTANCE Surgery has evolved into the standard therapy for nonbulky carcinoma of the cervix. The mainstay of surgical management is radical hysterectomy; however, less radical procedures have a small but important role in the management of cervical tumors. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to discuss the literature behind the different procedures utilized in(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to describe the location of disease at the time of death of patients with endometrial cancer who died of their disease. METHODS All patients with a diagnosis of endometrial cancer from January 1993 through December 2010 were included. Histologic classification was either endometrioid or high-risk (HR) endometrial(More)
OBJECTIVE Robotic gynecological surgery is feasible in obese patients, but there remain concerns about the safety of this approach because the positioning required for pelvic surgery can exacerbate obesity-related changes in respiratory physiology. The objective of our study was to evaluate pulmonary and all-cause complication rates in obese women(More)
OBJECTIVES Obesity and diabetes are well-known risk factors for the development of endometrial cancer. A high rate of aerobic glycolysis represents a key mechanism by which endometrial cancer cells consume glucose as its primary energy source. The up-regulated glycolytic pathway is a common therapeutic target whose inhibition has implications for anti-tumor(More)
Telomerase activity and expression of the catalytic protein hTERT are associated with cell proliferation and advanced stage in endometrial cancer. Our objective was to evaluate the effect of inhibition of hTERT by siRNA and BIBR1532 on cell growth, apoptosis and invasion in endometrial cancer cells. Knockdown of hTERT or treatment of the cells with BIBR1532(More)
OBJECTIVES We aimed to compare progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) among patients with stage I-to-IV uterine leiomyosarcoma (uLMS) who received adjuvant gemcitabine-docetaxel, were observed, received radiation only, or were treated with a chemotherapy regimen other than gemcitabine-docetaxel. METHODS/MATERIALS This is a retrospective(More)
Fatty acid synthase (FAS) is a key lipogenic enzyme that is highly expressed in endometrial cancer. Orlistat is a weight loss medication that has been shown to be a potent inhibitor of FAS. The goal of this study was to evaluate the anti-tumorigenic potential of orlistat in endometrial cancer cell lines. The endometrial cancer cell lines ECC-1 and KLE were(More)