Immunophenotype of small intestinal adenocarcinoma predicts survival
As reported in the European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology & Reproductive Biology, levels of the adipokine, apelin, are decreased in women with PCOS (n=45) compared to healthy controls. Apelin levels are positively correlated with BMI, insulin levels, triglycerides levels, free testosterone levels, the Ferriman-Gallwey score, and the HOMA index. Apelin levels are negatively correlated with HDL levels.
Cisplatin monotherapy effective in pediatric high-risk hepatoblastoma
As reported in the Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, treatment of children with high-risk hepatoblastoma (n=14) with cisplatin monotherapy was as effective as cisplatin + doxorubicin combination therapy, but with less toxicity. The complete resection rate was 78.6%, the event-free survival rate was 81.8%, and the OS rate was 100%.
Loss of PTEN expression portends poor prognosis in IPMNs of the pancreas
As reported in Clinical Cancer Research, loss of PTEN in intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) of the pancreas (n=36) is associated with invasiveness and poor survival.