Walter H Gotlieb


Affiliation: McGill University
Country: Canada


  1. Matanes E, Abitbol J, Kessous R, Kogan L, Octeau D, Lau S, et al. Oncologic and Surgical Outcomes of Robotic Versus Open Radical Hysterectomy for Cervical Cancer. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2018;: pubmed publisher
    ..One might consider the evaluation of more personalized surgical decision making. ..
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    Gotlieb W. Intraperitoneal chemotherapy: why the fuzz?. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2010;20:S14-6 pubmed
  3. Laskov I, Kessous R, Abitbol J, Kogan L, Badeghiesh A, Tagalakis V, et al. Risk of Thromboembolic Disease With Cost Estimates in Patients Undergoing Robotic Assisted Surgery for Endometrial Cancer and Review of the Literature. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2018;40:1571-1579 pubmed publisher
    ..The incidence of VTE in patients with endometrial cancer who underwent robotic-assisted surgery was low (1.6%), and none of the VTEs occurred in the cohort of high-risk patients who received extended thromboprophylaxis. ..
  4. How J, Gotlieb W, Press J, Abitbol J, Pelmus M, Ferenczy A, et al. Comparing indocyanine green, technetium, and blue dye for sentinel lymph node mapping in endometrial cancer. Gynecol Oncol. 2015;137:436-42 pubmed publisher
    ..It allows mapping of SLNs in areas (pre-sacral, hypogastric vein, parametrial) not routinely sampled. Given the poorer performance of blue dye, surgeons may omit its use if a combination of ICG and technetium(99) is used. ..
  5. Gotlieb W, Saumet J, Beauchamp M, Gu J, Lau S, Pollak M, et al. In vitro metformin anti-neoplastic activity in epithelial ovarian cancer. Gynecol Oncol. 2008;110:246-50 pubmed publisher
    ..Metformin significantly inhibits the growth of ovarian cancer cell lines and potentiates cisplatin. Further pre-clinical studies are being conducted to determine the applicability of metformin in the treatment of ovarian cancer. ..
  6. Marques M, Beauchamp M, Fleury H, Laskov I, Qiang S, Pelmus M, et al. Chemotherapy reduces PARP1 in cancers of the ovary: implications for future clinical trials involving PARP inhibitors. BMC Med. 2015;13:217 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, a change in the timing of PARP inhibitor administration may be warranted for future clinical trials. ..
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    Gotlieb W, Bruchim I, Ben Baruch G, Davidson B, Zeltser A, Andersen A, et al. Doxorubicin levels in the serum and ascites of patients with ovarian cancer. Eur J Surg Oncol. 2007;33:213-5 pubmed
    ..Accumulation in the peritoneal cavity with prolonged half-life should be considered when administering medication in patients with ascites. ..
  8. Leung A, Abitbol J, Ramana Kumar A, Fadlallah B, Kessous R, Cohen S, et al. Outside the operating room: How a robotics program changed resource utilization on the inpatient Ward. Gynecol Oncol. 2017;145:102-107 pubmed publisher
  9. Peeters F, Vaknin Z, Lau S, Deland C, Brin S, Gotlieb W. Technical modifications in the robotic-assisted surgical approach for gynaecologic operations. J Robot Surg. 2010;4:253-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Early evaluation of evolving minor technical and surgical approaches was associated with low morbidity, and appears to benefit patients undergoing robotic surgery for gynaecologic cancers. ..

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  1. Halliday D, Lau S, Vaknin Z, Deland C, Levental M, McNamara E, et al. Robotic radical hysterectomy: comparison of outcomes and cost. J Robot Surg. 2010;4:211-6 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition real average hospital costs tend to be lower. ..
  2. Lavoué V, Gotlieb W. Benefits of Minimal Access Surgery in Elderly Patients with Pelvic Cancer. Cancers (Basel). 2016;8: pubmed publisher
    ..In addition to age, surgeons should take into account factors, such as frailty and comorbidities that correlate with outcome. ..
  3. Amin O, Beauchamp M, Nader P, Laskov I, Iqbal S, Philip C, et al. Suppression of Homologous Recombination by insulin-like growth factor-1 inhibition sensitizes cancer cells to PARP inhibitors. BMC Cancer. 2015;15:817 pubmed publisher
    ..Targeting both PARP and IGF-1R might increase the clinical efficacy in HR deficient patients and increase the population of patients who may benefit from PARP inhibitors. ..
  4. Abitbol J, Cohn R, Hunter S, Rombaldi M, Cohen E, Kessous R, et al. Minimizing pain medication use and its associated costs following robotic surgery. Gynecol Oncol. 2017;144:187-192 pubmed publisher
    ..Patients require less analgesics (opioids and non-opioids) following robotic surgery in comparison to conventional laparotomy, including the elderly and the obese. The diminished pain medication use is associated with some cost savings. ..
  5. Kessous R, Octeau D, Klein K, Tonin P, Greenwood C, Pelmus M, et al. Distinct homologous recombination gene expression profiles after neoadjuvant chemotherapy associated with clinical outcome in patients with ovarian cancer. Gynecol Oncol. 2018;148:553-558 pubmed publisher
    ..Distinct HR expression profiles define subgroups associated with overall outcome in patients that are exposed to neoadjuvant chemotherapy and not only chemotherapy-naïve patients. ..
  6. Laskov I, Drudi L, Beauchamp M, Yasmeen A, Ferenczy A, Pollak M, et al. Anti-diabetic doses of metformin decrease proliferation markers in tumors of patients with endometrial cancer. Gynecol Oncol. 2014;134:607-14 pubmed publisher
    ..This pilot trial presents biological evidence consistent with anti-proliferative effects of metformin in women with EC in the clinical setting. ..
  7. Philip C, Laskov I, Beauchamp M, Marques M, Amin O, Bitharas J, et al. Inhibition of PI3K-AKT-mTOR pathway sensitizes endometrial cancer cell lines to PARP inhibitors. BMC Cancer. 2017;17:638 pubmed publisher
    ..Understanding the complex interaction of PTEN mutations with DNA repair in endometrial cancer will help to better select patients that are likely to respond to some of the new and costly targeted therapies. ..
  8. How J, Boldeanu I, Lau S, Salvador S, How E, Gotlieb R, et al. Unexpected locations of sentinel lymph nodes in endometrial cancer. Gynecol Oncol. 2017;147:18-23 pubmed publisher
    ..The sentinel node is the most relevant lymph node to analyze and may enable to discover metastatic disease in unusual areas. ..
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    Gotlieb W. The assessment and surgical management of early-stage vulvar cancer. Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol. 2003;17:557-69 pubmed
    ..Molecular detection methods that reveal cancer cells in sites not detectable by routine histology have been introduced to evaluate sentinel lymph nodes and may eventually become part of the routine metastatic work-up. ..
  10. Kessous R, Laskov I, Abitbol J, Bitharas J, Yasmeen A, Salvador S, et al. Clinical outcome of neoadjuvant chemotherapy for advanced ovarian cancer. Gynecol Oncol. 2017;144:474-479 pubmed publisher
    ..This treatment option can be used in selected patients that are not candidates for complete cytoreduction at PDS. ..
  11. How J, Gauthier C, Abitbol J, Lau S, Salvador S, Gotlieb R, et al. Impact of sentinel lymph node mapping on recurrence patterns in endometrial cancer. Gynecol Oncol. 2017;144:503-509 pubmed publisher
    ..SLN mapping may enable more efficient detection of the LNs at greatest risk of metastasis and help to guide adjuvant therapy, which in turn seems to decrease the risk of pelvic sidewall recurrences. ..
  12. Kogan L, Laskov I, Amajoud Z, Abitbol J, Yasmeen A, Octeau D, et al. Dose dense carboplatin paclitaxel improves progression free survival in patients with endometrial cancer. Gynecol Oncol. 2017;147:30-35 pubmed publisher
    ..9%) compared to the dose dense cohort (n=4, 6.6%), P=0.005. Preliminary data suggests that dose dense chemotherapy might be a reasonable and superior option for adjuvant treatment of endometrial cancer, compared to standard chemotherapy. ..
  13. Blank N, Laskov I, Kessous R, Kogan L, Lau S, Sebag I, et al. Absence of cardiotoxicity with prolonged treatment and large accumulating doses of pegylated liposomal doxorubicin. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2017;80:737-743 pubmed publisher
    ..3 ± 2.6% for the previous (p < 0.51). No prevalent or incident cases of cardiotoxicity were found despite prolonged treatment with large cumulative doses of PLD, adding to previous reports on shorter treatment duration. ..
  14. How J, O FARRELL P, Amajoud Z, Lau S, Salvador S, How E, et al. Sentinel lymph node mapping in endometrial cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Minerva Ginecol. 2018;70:194-214 pubmed publisher
    ..Utilizing indocyanine green results in the highest SLN detection rates. Future studies should prospectively examine the impact of SLN mapping on progression-free and overall survival. ..