Fallopian Tube Cancer

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Fallopian Tube Cancer

Fallopian tube cancer is a very rare form of cancer with only 1,500 to 2,000 cases reported each year in the United States. However, a number of cancers start in other parts of the body and spread to the fallopian tubes, called secondary fallopian tube cancers. Some symptoms include abnormal vaginal bleeding, abnormal vaginal discharge, abdominal pain, and feeling a mass in the abdomen (belly) or pelvis. A female pelvic exam can assist in the diagnosis of this condition by evaluating the size and shape of the uterus, vagina, ovaries, fallopian tubes, bladder and rectum. A blood test can also be performed to check the levels of a certain protein called CA125, which may be used to diagnose fallopian tube cancer. Treatment usually involves surgery and chemotherapy, depending on age, desire to have children, and the type and stage of the tumor.

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The terms "Fallopian Tube Cancer" returned 72 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Characterization of MicroRNA-200 pathway in ovarian cancer and serous intraepithelial carcinoma of fallopian tube.
 

Author(s): Junzheng Yang, Yilan Zhou, Shu-Kay Ng, Kuan-Chun Huang, Xiaoyan Ni, Pui-Wah Choi, Kathleen Hasselblatt, Michael G Muto, William R Welch, Ross S Berkowitz, Shu-Wing Ng

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Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death among gynecologic diseases in Western countries. We have previously identified a miR-200-E-cadherin axis that plays an important role in ovarian inclusion cyst formation and tumor invasion. The purpose of this study was to determine if ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Progesterone Prevents High-Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer by Inducing Necroptosis of p53-Defective Fallopian Tube Epithelial Cells.
 

Author(s): Na-Yiyuan Wu, Hsuan-Shun Huang, Tung Hui Chao, Hsien Ming Chou, Chao Fang, Chong-Zhen Qin, Chueh-Yu Lin, Tang-Yuan Chu, Hong Hao Zhou

Journal: Cell Rep. 2017 03;18(11):2557-2565.

 

High-grade serous ovarian carcinoma (HGSOC) originates mainly from the fallopian tube (FT) epithelium and always carries early TP53 mutations. We previously reported that tumors initiate in the FT fimbria epithelium because of apoptotic failure and the expansion of cells with DNA ...

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Activin A stimulates migration of the fallopian tube epithelium, an origin of high-grade serous ovarian cancer, through non-canonical signaling.
 

Author(s): Matthew Dean, David A Davis, Joanna E Burdette

Journal: Cancer Lett.. 2017 04;391():114-124.

 

Factors that stimulate the migration of fallopian tube epithelial (FTE)-derived high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC) to the ovary are poorly elucidated. This study characterized the effect of the ovarian hormone, activin A, on normal FTE and HGSOC. Activin A and TGFβ1 induced ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Fallopian Tube Cancer" returned 7 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Data set for reporting of ovary, fallopian tube and primary peritoneal carcinoma: recommendations from the International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting (ICCR).
 

Author(s): W Glenn McCluggage, Meagan J Judge, Blaise A Clarke, Ben Davidson, C Blake Gilks, Harry Hollema, Jonathan A Ledermann, Xavier Matias-Guiu, Yoshiki Mikami, Colin J R Stewart, Russell Vang, Lynn Hirschowitz,

Journal: Mod. Pathol.. 2015 Aug;28(8):1101-22.

 

A comprehensive pathological report is essential for optimal patient management, cancer staging and prognostication. In many countries, proforma reports are used but these vary in their content. The International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting (ICCR) is an alliance formed by the ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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FIGO's staging classification for cancer of the ovary, fallopian tube, and peritoneum: abridged republication.
 

Author(s): Jaime Prat,

Journal: J Gynecol Oncol. 2015 Apr;26(2):87-9.

 

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Precursors of ovarian cancer in the fallopian tube: serous tubal intraepithelial carcinoma--an update.
 

Author(s): Felix Zeppernick, Ivo Meinhold-Heerlein, Ie-Ming Shih

Journal: J. Obstet. Gynaecol. Res.. 2015 Jan;41(1):6-11.

 

Ovarian tumors comprise a wide variety of entities. The largest group, epithelial ovarian carcinoma, can be classified into two main groups, type I and type II tumors. Recent advances in the understanding of ovarian cancer development have resulted in the finding of 'serous tubal ...

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p53 Gene in Treatment of Recurrent Ovarian Epithelial Cancer, Fallopian Tube Cancer, and Primary Peritoneal Cancer
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Ovarian Epithelial Cancer; Fallopian Tube Cancer; Primary Peritoneal Cancer

 

Last Updated: 30 Apr 2015

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