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Special Issue Title: Endometrial Cancer

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· Deadline for manuscript submissions:  30 October 2021

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Guest Editor

Fabio Landoni, MD, PhD

Gynecologic Oncology University of Milan and Bicocca S. Gerardo Hospital, Monza, Italy

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Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery; Surgery; Oncology; Gynaecological Surgery; Gynecologic Oncology; Hysterectomy; Cancer Prevention; Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery; Gynecologic Surgical Procedures; Ovarian Cancer; Endometrial Cancer; Ovarian Neoplasms; Uterine Neoplasms; Pelvic Neoplasms; Vulvar Diseases

Torres Lobaton, MD

Professor of Gynecology Oncology, Hospital General de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico

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Interests: Oncological Gynecology; Oncologist Surgeon

Special Issue Information

1) Pathology of endometrial carcinoma: up-to-date integrated morpho-immunohistochemical and  molecular classification

2) Evidence based surgery (mini-invasive vs laparotomy, sentinel nodes dissection vs  lymphadenectomy, fertility sparing surgery)

3) Adjuvant treatment: when and which one

4) Follow-up: Minimalist versus intensive

5) Living after cancer is not surviving to cancer: improving quality of life

Fabio Landoni, MD, PhD and Torres Lobaton, MD

Guest Editors


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Endometrial Cancer; Medical Treatment; Risk Factors

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Planned Papers

Type: Review
Title: Current Histologic and Molecular Classifiers of Endometrial Cancer
Authors: Mahmoud A. Khalifa, MD, PhD; Boris Winterhoff, MD; Britt Erickson, MD; Molly Klein, MD University of Minnesota

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Concurrent immunohistochemical testing of L1CAM and MMR proteins adds value in risk stratification of endometrial cancer: a proof of concept
Jaswinder Chalia, Musse Hussein, Mariya Farooqui, Jordan Mattson, Sally A. Mullany, Molly E. Klein, Boris Winterhoff, Mahmoud A. Khalifa
European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology    2021, 42 (5): 887-892.   DOI: 10.31083/j.ejgo4205135
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Objectives: Histologic classification along with clinical stage predominantly drive management of patients with endometrial cancer. However, current clinico-pathologic risk-based stratification has proven suboptimal, inciting efforts to identify additional molecular classifiers, such as L1CAM. This is of particular relevance for the TCGA-defined Nonspecific Molecular Profile (NSMP) and MMR-deficient (MMR-d) groups of tumors, both of which are classified as having an intermediate prognosis. In current practice, L1CAM immunostaining is reserved for NSMP tumors that have been classified as MMR-proficient. The aim of this study is to investigate L1CAM testing in tandem, rather than sequential with that of MMR. Methods: A total of 149 MMR-tested endometrial carcinoma cases from 2019–2020 were identified, of which, 45 had also undergone L1CAM immunostaining. Clinical information including grade, stage, and treatment was reviewed. This was correlated with percentage of L1CAM positivity and MMR-status. Results: L1CAM positivity was noted in 7/45 (15.6%) cases with 6/45 (13.3%) additional cases demonstrating only focal positivity. MMR deficiency was noted in 24/45 (53.3%) of the cases in which L1CAM was performed. Of the cases that showed L1CAM positivity, 6/7 (85.7%), were found to be MMR-deficient. Within the remaining group in which L1CAM was not performed, 24/104 (23.1%) of cases showed MMR deficiency. Conclusions: Current findings suggest that L1CAM positivity is not mutually exclusive when correlating with MMR status. Performing L1CAM immunostaining on all endometrial carcinomas may assist in appropriate treatment for patients with L1CAM positivity, and in particular, in MMR-proficient cases classified within the NSMP category.
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