Health Care Boost for Glen View Residents

[The Herald] Health and Child Care Ambassador, First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa yesterday pledged to forward requests by medical practitioners and local leadership to relevant authorities for Glen View Polyclinic to be upgraded to a referral district hospital with adequate equipment for procedures such as cervical cancer screening and treatment.

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Conclusions: We found that the use of the hybrid applicator allowed for adequate target coverage in a patient with unusual anatomy. The patient tolerated treatment well and demonstrated favorable response on follow-up exam and imaging. The long-term curative result needs to be further evaluated.
PMID: 31435436 [PubMed]

This study, for the first time, aims to quantify the impact of modulation restriction on plan quality indices in inverse optimization for cervix high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy using the BEBIG SagiPlan treatment planning system.
Material and methods: Ten cervical cancer patient plans were optimized for treatment with a BEBIG SagiNova 60Co HDR afterloader using the min/max inverse planning method, with dwell time homogeneity error weight (DTHEW) parameter values of 0 to 10. Dwell time homogeneity and gradients as well as various plan quality indices were analyzed.
Results: For DTHEW = 0, min/max-based optimizatio…

Curcumin decreases epithelial‑mesenchymal transition by a Pirin‑dependent mechanism in cervical cancer cells.
Oncol Rep. 2019 Aug 21;:
Authors: Aedo-Aguilera V, Carrillo-Beltrán D, Calaf GM, Muñoz JP, Guerrero N, Osorio JC, Tapia JC, León O, Contreras HR, Aguayo F
Curcumin is a natural antioxidant polyphenol, which decreases epithelial‑mesenchymal transition (EMT) and cell migration in cervical cancer cells. However, the mechanism by which such a decrease occurs is unclear. It is well established that cervical cancer can be caused by high‑risk human papillomav…

Source: Oncology ReportsCategory: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Rep Source Type: research

AbstractIn the U.S. there is an epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases (STIs). One of the most prevalent STIs is the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Certain high risk strains of HPV are believed to cause virtually all cervical cancers, over 90% of anal cancers, 70% of oropharyngeal cancers, and the majority of anal  genital warts. HPV is preventable through vaccination and is available for both men and women. Several educational interventions have been employed, yet baseline awareness and knowledge related to HPV and 9vHPV remains relatively low among young men. What is not known is the most effective method for provid…

AbstractRecruitment in research can be challenging, particularly for racial/ethnic minorities and immigrants. There remains a dearth of research identifying the health and sociocultural needs of these populations related to recruitment. To describe our experiences and lessons learned in recruiting African immigrant (AI) women for the AfroPap study, a community-based study examining correlates of cervical cancer screening behaviors. We developed several recruitment strategies in collaboration with key informants and considered published recruitment methods proven effective in immigrant populations. We also evaluated the var…

CONCLUSIONS These findings reveal MNX1 as a novel oncogene of cervical cancer and indicate MNX1 is a promising therapeutic and prognostic biomarker.
PMID: 31436258 [PubMed – in process]

CONCLUSION: The glassy cell carcinoma of the cervix should be considered as an aetiology of bone metastases in young female patients.
PMID: 31431320 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

Conclusion: The proposed deep-learning-based CADx method outperformed four human experts. It was also able to identify morphological characteristics in OCM images that were consistent with histopathological interpretations. Significance: Label-free OCM imaging, combined with deep-learning-based –
ADx methods, holds a great promise to be used in clinical settings for the effective screening and diagnosis of cervical diseases.

Publication date: Available online 21 August 2019Source: Preventive MedicineAuthor(s): Aisha K. Lofters, Alexander Kopp, Mandana Vahabi, Richard H. GlazierAbstractPopulations that are more than just slightly overdue for breast, cervical and colorectal screening should likely be targeted for policy and practice interventions. We used provincial-level administrative data to describe the Ontario population who are screen-eligible for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers but overdue by at least five years. For each cancer screening type, we created three cohorts and a binary outcome: screened at least once in the previous f…

Source: Preventive MedicineCategory: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

RAD18 contributes to the migration and invasion of human cervical cancer cells via the interleukin‑1β pathway.
Mol Med Rep. 2019 Aug 06;:
Authors: Lou P, Zou S, Shang Z, He C, Gao A, Hou S, Zhou J
The E3 ubiquitin ligase RAD18 has been identified as an oncoprotein that exhibits prometastatic properties in various types of cancer; however, the role of RAD18 in cervical cancer (CC) remains unclear. In the present study, it was revealed that increased expression of RAD18 was associated with worse prognosis of patients with CC. Knockdown of endogenous RAD18 suppressed the motility and …

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