New Publication on the role of MicroRNAs in Rare Gynae Cancers

microRNAs as tools for improving outcome

There has been a growing interest in the field of microRNAs (miRNAs), a class of small non-coding RNAs of ∼22 nucleotides in length, because of their potential to regulate diverse biological processes. miRNAs usually induce mRNA degradation and translational repression by interacting with the 3' untranslated region (3'-UTR) of target mRNAs, as well as other regions and gene promoters, as well as activating translation or regulating transcription under certain conditions.

Recent research has revealed the enormous promise of miRNAs for improving the diagnosis, therapy and prognosis of all major gynecological cancers. However, to date, only a few studies have been performed on .rare gynaecological cancers

In this review by Di Fiore R. et al, the authors have summarized the data currently available regarding rare gynaecological cancers.