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2021 ◽  
Vol 233 (5) ◽  
pp. e27
Jin K. Kim ◽  
Hannah Thompson ◽  
Rosa M. Jimenez-Rodriguez ◽  
Fan Wu ◽  
Francisco Sanchez-Vega ◽  

2021 ◽  
Joana Maciel ◽  
Daniela Cavaco ◽  
Davide Fraga ◽  
Sara Donato ◽  
Helder Simões ◽  

Abstract Purpose: The use of FDG-PET/TC for cancer staging has been leading to the increasing diagnosis of adrenal lesions, which usually represent a clinical challenge. Our aim was to characterize the adrenal lesions found in FDG-PET of patients followed in a cancer center.Methods: Retrospective analysis of all FDG-PET studies performed in our center in the last 10 years. Exams reporting adrenal lesions in the CT component and/or anomalous adrenal FDG uptake were selected. Cases were characterized regarding clinical, laboratorial, imaging and pathological findings. Results: We identified 27,427 FDG-PET studies. Of those, 7.6% evidenced adrenal findings. We included 1364 exams corresponding to 1021 patients. Only 15.6% were referred to the endocrinology department and 38% of the lesions were not studied.Malignant lesions were present in 38.9% of the studied patients: metastases in 37.5%, carcinoma in 1.2% and other malignant tumors in 0.4%. Median SUVmax of malignant lesions was significantly higher than the SUVmax of the benign findings (p<0.05). We also observed a higher median SUVmax in adrenal metastases than in adenomas (p<0.05). There was a tendency for higher SUVmax of adrenal carcinomas when comparing with other malignant lesions (p=0.066). The median SUVmax was not different between pheochromocytomas and other tumors (p>0.05). Conclusion: Occult adrenal lesions discovered during FDG-PET/CT are common in cancer context and are frequently benign. SUVmax may be a useful tool in the workup of adrenal lesions but with several important caveats.

Jonas Sørensen ◽  
Per Sjøgren ◽  
Stine Novrup Clemmensen ◽  
Tanja Vibeke Sørensen ◽  
Katja Heinecke ◽  

Shahnjayla K. Connors ◽  
Melody S. Goodman ◽  
Terence Myckatyn ◽  
Julie Margenthaler ◽  
Sarah Gehlert

Lucia Bertoni ◽  
Andrea Roncadori ◽  
Nicola Gentili ◽  
Valentina Danesi ◽  
Ilaria Massa ◽  

Life ◽  
2021 ◽  
Vol 11 (10) ◽  
pp. 1047
Justin Z. Amarin ◽  
Razan Mansour ◽  
Sura Al-Ghnimat ◽  
Maysa Al-Hussaini

Women with endometrial carcinomas that express PD-L1 may respond better to immunotherapy. Our aim was to investigate the differential characteristics of PDL1–positive endometrial carcinomas and the prognostic significance of PDL1. We performed a retrospective chart review of 231 women with endometrial carcinomas who were managed at King Hussein Cancer Center (2007–2016) and performed immunohistochemistry for MLH1, PMS2, MSH2, MSH6, p53, and PD-L1. Overall, 89 cases (38.5%) were MMR-deficient. PD-L1 was expressed in 49 cases (21.2%) and its expression was significantly associated with MLH1/PMS2 deficiency (p = 0.044) but not MSH2/MSH6 deficiency (p = 0.59). p53 was mutant in 106 cases (46.5%), and its mutation was significantly associated with MMR proficiency (p < 0.001) but not PDL1 expression (p = 0.78). In women with endometrioid adenocarcinomas, PD-L1 expression was significantly associated with the Fédération Internationale de Gynécologie et d'Obstétrique (FIGO) grade (p = 0.008). Overall, PDL1 expression did not significantly predict overall survival in unadjusted or adjusted analyses (p = 0.92 and 0.54, respectively). In conclusion, tumors with MLH1/PMS2 loss and high-grade endometrioid adenocarcinomas were more likely to express PDL1 in tumor cells. Further research is required to investigate whether the presence of either characteristic signals a higher likelihood of a favorable response if immunotherapy is administered.

U Dhal ◽  
R S Hicklen ◽  
J Tarrand ◽  
D P Kontoyiannis

Abstract Cat Scratch Disease (CSD) infrequently mimics malignancy. We reviewed 11 such cases at MD Anderson Cancer Center and an additional 36 reported from the literature. Breast cancer, sarcoma, and lymphoma were the most commonly suspected malignancies. Most patients were young, female, had prior cat exposure and had no systemic symptoms. Regional lymphadenopathy was the most common finding.

2021 ◽  
pp. 107815522110465
Wenhui Li ◽  
Katherine Richter ◽  
Jamie Lee ◽  
Kevin McCarthy ◽  
Timothy Kubal

Introduction The standard of care consolidation therapy for acute myeloid leukemia is high-dose cytarabine or intermediate-dose cytarabine, which are traditionally given inpatient. At Moffitt Cancer Center, we have moved the administration of high-dose cytarabine and intermediate-dose cytarabine to the outpatient setting through the inpatient/outpatient program. To facilitate outpatient administration, high-dose cytarabine and intermediate-dose cytarabine are given in a shorter interval of every 10 h instead of 12 h. The safety of a shorter duration interval of high-dose cytarabine and intermediate-dose cytarabine is unknown. This study aims to assess the safety and feasibility of administering high-dose cytarabine and intermediate-dose cytarabine consolidation therapy in the inpatient/outpatient setting. Methods This is a retrospective chart review to analyze acute myeloid leukemia patients treated with inpatient/outpatient high-dose cytarabine or intermediate-dose cytarabine consolidation therapy at Moffitt Cancer Center from January 1, 2015, through November 1, 2018. The primary objective was to determine the incidence of hospitalization during the inpatient/outpatient administration of high-dose cytarabine or intermediate-dose cytarabine. Results Two hundred fifty-three of 255 cycles of high-dose cytarabine/intermediate-dose cytarabine were delivered outpatient over the reviewed time period to 118 patients. No patients receiving outpatient high-dose cytarabine/intermediate-dose cytarabine consolidation required hospitalization during chemotherapy. Our incidence of hospitalization (24%) after chemotherapy is consistent with the reported literature. Through the inpatient/outpatient administration of high-dose cytarabine and intermediate-dose cytarabine, 1265 inpatient days were saved with an approximate revenue of $3,135,176 generated in our study period. Conclusion Inpatient/outpatient administration of high-dose cytarabine and intermediate-dose cytarabine is both safe and feasible. Moving high-dose cytarabine/intermediate-dose cytarabine administration to the outpatient setting resulted in significant additional revenue vs. inpatient administration.

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