Cynthia De la Garza Ramos

Cynthia De la Garza Ramos
Mayo Clinic | MAYO · Department of Radiology

M.D.

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Introduction
Interventional Radiology resident (PGY-1) at Mayo Clinic Florida. Primary clinical and research interest in interventional oncology and hepatobiliary disease. Additional background and interest in women's health.
Additional affiliations
October 2020 - June 2022
Mayo Clinic
Position
  • Research Fellow
Education
August 2013 - August 2020
Tecnológico de Monterrey
Field of study
  • Medicine

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Publications (32)
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Purpose: Transarterial radioembolization can serve as an ablative therapy for early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Given the volumetric variability of liver segments, this study aimed to characterize the safety of ablative radioembolization by determining percent liver treated (%LT) thresholds associated with biochemical toxicity. Patients a...
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Purpose: To investigate outcomes of radiation segmentectomy (RS) versus standard-of-care surgical resection (SR) as a quality endeavor. Materials and Methods: A multisite, retrospective, analysis of treatment-naïve patients who received either RS or SR was performed. Inclusion criteria were solitary HCC ≤8 cm, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Cohort p...
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Purpose: To verify the correlation between yttrium-90 glass microsphere radiation segmentectomy treatment intensification of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and complete pathologic necrosis (CPN) at liver transplantation. Methods: A retrospective, single center, analysis of patients with HCC who received radiation segmentectomy prior to liver transp...
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Risk stratification by genomic signatures has been shown to improve prognostication and guide treatment decisions among patients with hormone-sensitive breast cancer. However, their role in young women has not been fully elucidated. In this review, a systematic search was conducted for published articles and abstracts from major congresses that eva...
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Adenomyosis poses an important diagnostic and therapeutic challenge in women’s health because of a variety of clinical/imaging presentations and frequent coexistence with other benign gynecologic conditions. In recent years, uterine artery embolization (UAE) for the treatment of adenomyosis has shown encouraging and favorable outcomes and long-term...
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Background and Purpose: Parry-Romberg syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by progressive hemifacial atrophy. Concomitant brain abnormalities have been reported, frequently resulting in epilepsy, but the frequency and spectrum of brain involvement are not well-established. This study aimed to characterize brain abnormalities in Parry-Romberg s...
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Background: Image-guided intra-articular injections are commonly performed to reduce pain in patients with arthritis or other joint-related pathology. Utilizing a needle length that is too short could lead to increased patient discomfort, increased procedural time, and extra-articular injections. Objective: To predict the minimum needle length r...
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Background: We investigated whether opportunistic screening for osteoporosis can be done from computed tomography (CT) scans of the wrist/forearm using machine learning. Methods: A retrospective study of 196 patients aged 50 years or greater who underwent CT scans of the wrist/forearm and dual-energy X–ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scans within 12 mont...
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Background: Surgical resection (SR) is a gold-standard treatment for early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), but not all patients are candidates at presentation. Radiation segmentectomy (RS) is an emerging HCC locoregional modality with similar outcomes to other ablative therapies. This study analyzed the outcomes of RS compared to SR for solit...
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Radioembolization dosimetry for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma has evolved alongside our understanding of best practice for this therapy. At the core of advances in dosimetry are personalized and ablative applications of radioembolization, which have generated paradigm shifts in both safety and efficacy. This review provides a summary of...
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Purpose: Uterine fibroids are the most common benign gynecologic tumor in women. Patients may experience symptoms with a negative impact on their quality of life, including abnormal uterine bleeding, pelvic discomfort, dyspareunia, and bulk symptoms. Minimally-invasive uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) has proven to achieve symptom control and dec...
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PurposePregnancy-associated breast cancer (PABC) poses a clinical challenge and its prognosis remains controversial. During the pregnancy and postpartum periods, the breast undergoes biological events that may uniquely influence disease behavior and treatment response. This study aimed to assess if a PABC diagnosis influences survival compared to n...
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Background In resource-constrained settings, data regarding breast cancer patients' adherence to endocrine therapy (ET) and physicians’ prescribing practices is limited. This study aims to decrease this knowledge gap in a real-world clinical practice. Methods Premenopausal women with stage I-III hormone-sensitive breast cancer and receiving adjuva...
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Nodular regenerative hyperplasia (NRH) of the liver may lead to noncirrhotic portal hypertension with subsequent development of portosystemic shunts. While extrahepatic and macrovascular shunts are readily visualized with imaging or endoscopy, there is no standard technique to detect intrahepatic microvascular portosystemic shunting and quantitativ...
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Background: PABC diagnosed during gestation or 12 months after delivery poses a challenge to diagnosis and treatment. Its prognosis compared to non-PABC remains controversial and data based on IHC classification are scarce. The aim of this study matched by clinical stage and IHC was to assess if pregnancy and early postpartum influence survival by...
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INTRODUCTION As part of a quality improvement (QI) project undertaken during the 2018 edition of the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Quality Training Program (QTP), we evaluated our practice’s compliance to 70 measures regarding the Core, Symptom/Toxicity and Breast Cancer modules from the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) databas...
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Introduction: In Mexico, there are considerable health system delays in the diagnosis and treatment initiation of women with breast cancer. Alerta Rosa is a navigation program in Nuevo Leon that aims to reduce barriers that impede the timely management of these patients. Patients and Methods: Since December 2017, women that registered to receive m...
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e19064 Background: Alerta Rosa is a navigation program in Nuevo Leon, Mexico that aims to reduce delays in breast cancer (BC) diagnosis and treatment initiation irrespective of healthcare coverage. Via a call center, a navigator registers each patient’s initial concern and schedules a medical evaluation. This study aimed to assess the implementatio...
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e12510 Background: Among premenopausal women with breast cancer (BC), adherence to endocrine therapy (ET) has often been reported suboptimal due to age-related adverse effects, lack of understandable information and inadequate social support. The current increased use of ovarian function suppression (OFS) may lead to even lower adherence rates in t...
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Background: Risk stratification by genomic signatures has been shown to improve prognostication and guide treatment decisions among patients with hormone-receptor positive tumors. However, their role in young women breast cancer (YWBC) has witnessed some controversy. Methods: A systematic search was performed in the MEDLINE, EMBASE and CENTRAL dat...
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Background: Approximately one third of breast cancer (BC) patients are obese, a fact that has been associated with an increased frequency of aggressive clinicopathological features and worse disease outcomes. The aim of this study was to evaluate if obesity plays a selective role in disease stage according to molecular subtype. Methods: Medical re...
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Somatic KRAS mutations are the most common oncogenic variants in lung cancer and are associated with poor prognosis. Using a Kras-induced lung cancer mouse model, CC-LR, we previously showed a role for inflammation in lung tumorigenesis through activation of the NF-kB pathway, along with induction of interleukin 6 (IL6) and an IL17-producing CD4+ T...
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Oncogenic K-ras mutations found in ∼ 30% of all non-small cell lung cancers are associated with chemoresistance and poor prognosis. Using a K-ras induced lung cancer mouse model, CC-LR, we previously showed that K-ras mutant lung tumors have intrinsic inflammatory characteristics with activation of NF-kB pathway, release of inflammatory cytokines I...

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