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BACKGROUND Our aims were to investigate the treatment and clinicopathological variables in relation to prognosis in small cell neuroendocrine cervical carcinoma (SCNECC). PATIENTS AND METHODS Clinical data of SCNECC patients with International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stages I-IV treated between 1987 and 2009 at member hospitals of(More)
PURPOSE To determine the efficacy of adjuvant therapy in patients with early-stage uterine papillary serous carcinoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS Data were collected on all surgically staged Stage I-II uterine papillary serous carcinoma patients. Statistical analyses were performed using the Kaplan-Meier and Cox proportional hazards regression methods. (More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs, miRs) are a cluster of naturally occurring small non-coding RNA molecules of 19-24 nucleotides in length. miRs control gene expression post-transcriptionally by binding to a specific site at the 3'-UTR of target mRNA, which results in mRNA cleavage and translation repression. Nearly 1000 miRs in the human genome have been identified, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To review options for fertility preservation in women with gynecologic cancers. DESIGN Literature review. RESULT(S) We discuss the data regarding cancer treatment and fertility outcomes and current controversies for women with gynecologic cancers. CONCLUSION(S) Gynecologic cancers represent 12%-15% of cancers affecting women, and 21% of(More)
OBJECTIVE A recent randomized trial demonstrated that concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) with weekly cisplatin and gemcitabine, followed by two adjuvant cycles of cisplatin and gemcitabine improved survival for advanced cervical cancer patients. An Asian Gynecologic Oncology Group (AGOG) study was designed to determine whether only adding gemcitabine in(More)
OBJECTIVE Because of rarity, indolent clinical course, and of most importance, small sample size studies of previous ovarian granulosa cell tumors (GCTs), this study was conducted to report the clinical characteristics and long-term outcomes of 176 pathologically confirmed GCTs. METHODS Between 1984 and 2010, we retrospectively evaluated 176 patients from(More)
Pterostilbene, found in grapes and berries, exhibits pleiotropic effects, including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-proliferative activities. This study was conducted to investigate the effect of pterostilbene on liver fibrosis and the potential underlying mechanism for such effect. Sprague-Dawley rats were intraperitoneally given dimethyl(More)
PURPOSE Serum CA-125 has been shown to be a sensitive tumor marker of recurrent ovarian cancer. The goal of this study was to evaluate the use of 2-[F-18]fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) in the early detection of recurrent ovarian cancer in patients with low-level increases in serum CA-125 levels. (More)
Obesity is caused by excessive accumulation of body fat and is closely related to complex metabolic diseases. Adipogenesis is a key process that is required in adipocyte hypertrophy in the development of obesity. Curcumin (Cur) has been reported to inhibit adipocyte differentiation, but the inhibitory effects of other curcuminoids present in turmeric, such(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to determine the clinical prognostic factors involved in carcinosarcoma of the ovary, fallopian tube, and peritoneum. MATERIALS AND METHODS This retrospective study was undertaken by the Taiwanese Gynecologic Oncology Group. The retrieved clinical data included demographic characteristics, medical disease, tumor status, extent(More)