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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445287/prognostic-value-of-pretreatment-18f-fdg-pet-ct-for-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-patients
#1
Yecai Huang, Mei Feng, Qiao He, Jun Yin, Peng Xu, Qinghua Jiang, Jinyi Lang
BACKGROUND: Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a special subtype of head and neck cancer (HNC). At present, there are no highly specific prognostic markers to aid in tumor grading and guide patient treatment modalities for NPC. The prognostic value of pretreatment F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography (F-PET-CT) in NPC patients is controversial and no consensus exists as to its predictive capability. METHODS: To analyze the predictive efficacy of F-PET-CT imaging in NPC patients, data from MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane library, CBM, CNKI, and VIP (inception to July 2016) were accessed...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444831/analysis-of-modulation-factor-to-shorten-the-delivery-time-in-helical-tomotherapy
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Hidetoshi Shimizu, Koji Sasaki, Hiroyuki Tachibana, Natsuo Tomita, Chiyoko Makita, Kuniyasu Nakashima, Kazushi Yokoi, Takashi Kubota, Manabu Yoshimoto, Tohru Iwata, Takeshi Kodaira
A low modulation factor (MF) maintaining a good dose distribution contributes to the shortening of the delivery time and efficiency of the treatment plan in helical tomotherapy. The purpose of this study was to reduce the delivery time using initial values and the upper limit values of MF. First, patients with head and neck cancer (293 cases) or prostate cancer (181 cases) treated between June 2011 and July 2015 were included in the analysis of MF values. The initial MF value (MFinitial ) was defined as the average MFactual value, and the upper limit of the MF value (MFUL ) was defined according the following equation: MFUL = 2 × standard deviation of MFactual value + the average MFactual Next, a treatment plan was designed for patients with head and neck cancer (62 cases) and prostate cancer (13 cases) treated between December 2015 and June 2016...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444772/multi-atlas-approach-with-local-registration-goodness-weighting-for-mri-based-electron-density-mapping-of-head-and-neck-anatomy
#3
Reza Farjam, Neelam Tyagi, Harini Veeraraghavan, Aditya Apte, Kristen Zakian, Margie A Hunt, Joseph O Deasy
PURPOSE: The growing use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as a substitute for computed tomography-based treatment planning requires the development of effective algorithms to generate electron density maps for treatment planning and patient setup verification. The purpose of this work was to develop a method to synthesize computerized tomography (CT) for MR-only radiotherapy of head and neck cancer patients. METHODS: The algorithm is based on registration of multiple patient datasets containing both MRI and CT images (a "multi-atlas" algorithm)...
April 26, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444488/prophylactic-swallow-therapy-for-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer-undergoing-chemoradiotherapy-a-randomized-trial
#4
Barbara Pisano Messing, Elizabeth C Ward, Cathy L Lazarus, Melissa Kim, Xian Zhou, Jessica Silinonte, Dorothy Gold, Karen Harrer, Karen Ulmer, Samantha Merritt, Geoffrey Neuner, Marshall Levine, Ray Blanco, John Saunders, Joseph Califano
Evidence supporting prophylactic swallow exercises for patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) has not been universally demonstrated. This RCT examined diet level, feeding tube use, swallow function, and quality of life (QOL) of patients undergoing chemoradiotherapy who performed prophylactic swallowing exercises. Sixty HNC patients were randomized into exercise versus control groups. Swallowing, oromotor, toxicity, and QOL data were recorded (baseline, 3, 6, 12, 24 months). Physiological swallow function was examined at baseline and 3 months...
April 25, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443494/expression-profiling-of-long-non-coding-rna-identifies-linc-ror-as-a-prognostic-biomarker-in-oral-cancer
#5
Ganesan Arunkumar, Arunagiri Kuha Deva Magendhra Rao, Mayakannan Manikandan, Kanagaraj Arun, Vilvanathan Vinothkumar, Sundaramoorthy Revathidevi, Kottayasamy Seenivasagam Rajkumar, Ramamurthy Rajaraman, Arasambattu Kannan Munirajan
Oral squamous cell carcinoma is the most aggressive cancer that is associated with high recurrence, metastasis, and poor treatment outcome. Dysregulation of long non-coding RNAs has been shown to promote tumor growth and metastasis in several cancers. In this study, we investigated the expression of 11 selected long non-coding RNAs that are associated with cell proliferation, metastasis, and tumor suppression in oral squamous cell carcinomas and normal tissues by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction...
April 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443291/a-review-of-the-development-of-tumor-vasculature-and-its-effects-on-the-tumor-microenvironment
#6
REVIEW
Jake C Forster, Wendy M Harriss-Phillips, Michael Jj Douglass, Eva Bezak
BACKGROUND: The imbalance of angiogenic regulators in tumors drives tumor angiogenesis and causes the vasculature to develop much differently in tumors than in normal tissue. There are several cancer therapy techniques currently being used and developed that target the tumor vasculature for the treatment of solid tumors. This article reviews the aspects of the tumor vasculature that are relevant to most cancer therapies but particularly to vascular targeting techniques. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a review of identified experiments in which tumors were transplanted into animals to study the development of the tumor vasculature with tumor growth...
2017: Hypoxia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443095/radiotherapy-associated-long-term-modification-of-expression-of-the-inflammatory-biomarker-genes-arg1-bcl2l1-and-myc
#7
Grainne Manning, Aleš Tichý, Igor Sirák, Christophe Badie
Ionizing radiation (IR) exposure of cells in vitro and in vivo triggers a complex cellular response among which modifications of gene expression have been consistently reported. Nevertheless, little is currently known about the transcriptionally responsive genes which play a role in the inflammation response. In order to improve our understanding of such transcriptional response to radiation in vivo, we simultaneously monitored the expression of 249 genes associated with the inflammation response over the course of the radiotherapy treatment in blood of patients treated for endometrial or head and neck cancer...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441771/hepatocyte-growth-factor-c-met-signaling-in-head-and-neck-cancer-and-implications-for-treatment
#8
REVIEW
Natalie J Rothenberger, Laura P Stabile
Aberrant signaling of the hepatocyte growth factor (HGF)/c-Met pathway has been identified as a promoter of tumorigenesis in several tumor types including head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Despite a relatively low c-Met mutation frequency, overexpression of HGF and its receptor c-Met has been observed in more than 80% of HNSCC tumors, with preclinical and clinical studies linking overexpression with cellular proliferation, invasion, migration, and poor prognosis. c-Met is activated by HGF through a paracrine mechanism to promote cellular morphogenesis enabling cells to acquire mesenchymal phenotypes in part through the epithelial-mesenchymal transition, contributing to metastasis...
April 24, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439918/site-specific-familial-risk-and-survival-of-familial-and-sporadic-head-and-neck-cancer
#9
Suvi Renkonen, Myeongjee Lee, Antti Mäkitie, Linda S Lindström, Kamila Czene
The vast majority of head and neck cancers (HNCs) are sporadic squamous cell carcinomas, smoking and heavy drinking being the main risk factors. However, little is known about the possible role of family history and the importance of inherited factors versus shared environment. We used Swedish population-based registries to study the family history of HNC. In order to estimate the risk for family members to get the same cancer, and the risk for cancer-specific death in patients with a family history of HNC compared with patients without a family history, multivariate Cox proportional hazards analyses were performed...
April 25, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438551/development-of-a-buccal-doxepin-platform-for-pain-in-oral-mucositis-derived-from-head-and-neck-cancer-treatment
#10
Roser Sanz, Ana C Calpena, Mireia Mallandrich, Álvaro Gimeno, Lyda Halbaut, Beatriz Clares
This study describes the development of semisolid formulations containing doxepin (DOX) for pain relief in oral mucositis, frequently related to chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy treatments in patients with head and neck cancer. Chemical permeation enhancers were evaluated and selected according to the results obtained from rheological studies, drug release, permeation and retention through buccal mucosa. Finally, the selected formulation was compared in vivo, with a reference DOX mouthwash, whose clinical efficacy had been previously reported...
April 21, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438299/can-gene-editing-and-silencing-technologies-play-a-role-in-the-treatment-of-head-and-neck-cancer
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REVIEW
Mushfiq H Shaikh, Daniel T W Clarke, Newell W Johnson, Nigel A J McMillan
Conventional treatment strategies have done little to improve the prognosis or disease-free survival in head and neck cancer (HNC) patients. Recent progress in our understanding of molecular aspects of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) has provided insights into the potential use of molecular targeted therapies in combination with current treatment strategies. Here we review the current understanding of treatment modalities for both HPV-positive and HPV-negative HNSCCs with the potential to use gene editing and silencing technologies therapeutically...
May 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438298/intravoxel-incoherent-motion-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-head-and-neck-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-the-diagnostic-and-prognostic-value
#12
REVIEW
Daniel P Noij, Roland M Martens, J Tim Marcus, Remco de Bree, C René Leemans, Jonas A Castelijns, Marcus C de Jong, Pim de Graaf
Intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) imaging is increasingly applied in the assessment of head and neck cancer (HNC). Our purpose was to determine the diagnostic and prognostic performance of IVIM in HNC by performing a critical review of the literature. Pubmed and EMBASE were searched until May 2016. Study and patients characteristics, imaging protocol and diagnostic or prognostic outcomes were extracted by 2 independent reviewers. The studied IVIM parameters were diffusion coefficient (D), pseudodiffusion coefficient (D∗), and perfusion fraction (f)...
May 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438296/discussing-hpv-with-oropharyngeal-cancer-patients-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-attitudes-in-health-professionals
#13
Rachael H Dodd, Alice S Forster, Jo Waller, Laura A V Marlow
BACKGROUND: Human papillomavirus (HPV) is now known to cause a significant proportion of head and neck cancers (HNC). Qualitative research has shown that some health professionals find it difficult to discuss HPV with patients due to its sexually transmitted nature, and have concerns about their own knowledge of the virus. We used a survey to quantify attitudes towards discussing HPV among HNC health professionals. METHODS: We carried out a cross-sectional survey of HNC health professionals (n=260) in the UK and Ireland, assessing participants' knowledge of HPV, their experiences of and attitudes towards discussing HPV with patients, and their willingness to discuss HPV with their patients in the future...
May 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438219/adverse-drug-reactions-and-kinetics-of-cisplatin-excretion-in-urine-of-patients-undergoing-cisplatin-chemotherapy-and-radiotherapy-for-head-and-neck-cancer-a-prospective-study
#14
Marília Berlofa Visacri, Eder de Carvalho Pincinato, Graziele Baldan Ferrari, Júlia Coelho França Quintanilha, Priscila Gava Mazzola, Carmen Silvia Passos Lima, Patricia Moriel
BACKGROUND: Cisplatin is a high-potency anticancer agent; however, it causes significant adverse drug reactions (ADRs). Potential pharmacokinetic markers must be studied to predict or prevent cisplatin-induced ADRs and achieve better prognosis. This study was designed to investigate the relationship between ADRs and kinetics of cisplatin excretion in the urine of patients undergoing high-dose cisplatin chemotherapy and radiotherapy for head and neck cancer. METHODS: Outpatients with head and neck cancer received a first cycle of high-dose cisplatin chemotherapy (80-100 mg/m(2)) concurrent to radiotherapy...
April 24, 2017: Daru: Journal of Faculty of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437708/primary-secondary-and-tertiary-prevention-of-human-papillomavirus-driven-head-and-neck-cancers
#15
REVIEW
Haïtham Mirghani, Alain C Jung, Carole Fakhry
Human papillomavirus (HPV)-driven oropharyngeal cancers (OPCs) represent an increasing proportion of head and neck cancers that could become, in the next few decades, a public health problem in certain western countries. This significant epidemiological change strongly calls for preventive measures. Prophylactic HPV vaccination and screening programmes for early identification and treatment of premalignant lesions are currently being used to reduce the incidence of uterine cervical cancer, which is the paradigm of HPV-driven malignancy...
April 19, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437147/comparison-of-two-types-of-meditation-on-patients-psychosocial-responses-during-radiation-therapy-for-head-and-neck-cancer
#16
Gisela Boxleitner, Shelley Jolie, Dana Shaffer, Nicholas Pasacreta, Mei Bai, Ruth McCorkle
OBJECTIVES: Radiation treatment for head and neck cancer introduces adaptive demands and subjects patients to significant and unique psychosocial challenges. There is growing evidence that meditation is useful in lessening anxiety and depression in cancer patients. This study compared the effects of two types of meditation training on the psychological responses of patients with head and neck cancer during radiation therapy. DESIGN: Randomized clinical trial. SETTING: Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437131/re-irradiation-therapy-for-locally-recurrent-head-and-neck-cancer-a-national-survey-of-practice-patterns
#17
Jean-Claude M Rwigema, Jehee Choi, Nancy Y Lee, Dwight E Heron, Allen M Chen
Using a customized survey consisting of two de-identified clinical scenarios with a total of 86 questions, we showed that substantial variability exists regarding recommendations for therapy of recurrent head and neck cancer. For inoperable gross recurrence arising in a previously irradiated field, recommendations were re-irradiation with curative intent (73%), re-irradiation with palliative intent (4%), chemotherapy alone (5%), and referral to tertiary center (18%). After salvage surgery, only 33% recommended adjuvant re-irradiation, with the remainder preferring observation (46%), chemotherapy alone (10%), and referral to tertiary center (11%)...
April 24, 2017: Cancer Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435761/dual-energy-ct-in-head-and-neck-imaging
#18
REVIEW
Elise D Roele, Veronique C M L Timmer, Lauretta A A Vaassen, Anna M J L van Kroonenburgh, A A Postma
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To explain the technique of Dual-energy CT (DECT) and highlight its applications and advantages in head and neck radiology. RECENT FINDINGS: Using DECT, additional datasets can be created next to conventional images. In head and neck radiology, three material decomposition algorithms can be used for improved lesion detection and delineation of the tumor. Iodine concentration measurements can aid in differentiating malignant from nonmalignant lymph nodes and benign posttreatment changes from tumor recurrence...
2017: Current Radiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435403/comparative-analysis-of-the-incidence-of-head-and-neck-cancer-in-south-eastern-poland-and-in-poland-in-the-years-1990-2012
#19
Jan Gawełko, Marek Cierpiał-Wolan, Andrzej Kawecki, Konrad Wilk, Danuta B Pięciak-Kotlarz, Damian Sikorski
AIM OF THE STUDY: To present the changes in the incidence of cancers of the head and neck organs in south-eastern Poland and in the whole country in the years 1990-2012. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis the incidence of cancers of the head and neck organs in south-eastern Poland in the years 1990-2012. Statistical methods used for cancers of ICD-10 C00-C14 and C30-C32. RESULTS: For Poland, the absolute number of cases was 123,120 in the years 1990-2012...
2017: Contemporary Oncology Współczesna Onkologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434798/prognostic-value-of-dynamic-hypoxia-pet-in-head-and-neck-cancer-results-from-a-planned-interim-analysis-of-a-randomized-phase-ii-hypoxia-image-guided-dose-escalation-trial
#20
Stefan Welz, David Mönnich, Christina Pfannenberg, Konstantin Nikolaou, Mathias Reimold, Christian La Fougère, Gerald Reischl, Paul-Stefan Mauz, Frank Paulsen, Markus Alber, Claus Belka, Daniel Zips, Daniela Thorwarth
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To prospectively assess the prognostic value of tumour hypoxia determined by dynamic [(18)F]Fluoromisonidazole (dynFMISO) PET/CT, and to evaluate both feasibility and toxicity in patients with locally advanced squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck (LASCCHN) treated with dynFMISO image-guided dose escalation (DE) using dose-painting by contours. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We present a planned interim analysis of a randomized phase II trial...
April 20, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
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