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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667262/pretreatment-neurocognitive-function-and-self-reported-symptoms-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-head-and-neck-cancer-compared-with-noncancer-cohort
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Lori J Bernstein, Gregory R Pond, Hui K Gan, Kattleya Tirona, Kelvin K Chan, Andrew Hope, John Kim, Eric X Chen, Lillian L Siu, Albiruni R Abdul Razak
BACKGROUND: Newly diagnosed patients with head and neck cancer may be at risk for impaired neurocognitive function (NCF) due to disease, treatment, and lifestyle factors. METHODS: Eighty pretreatment patients with head and neck cancer and 40 control patients without cancer completed assessment of NCF and self-reported cognition, fatigue, and mood. Blood samples to evaluate organ reserves, hormones, and cytokines were collected. RESULTS: Patients experienced worse symptoms of cognitive dysfunction, fatigue, and anxiety than controls...
April 17, 2018: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663717/salivary-gland-stem-cells-a-review-of-development-regeneration-and-cancer
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REVIEW
Elaine Emmerson, Sarah M Knox
Salivary glands are responsible for maintaining the health of the oral cavity and are routinely damaged by therapeutic radiation for head and neck cancer as well as by autoimmune diseases such as Sjögren's syndrome. Regenerative approaches based on the reactivation of endogenous stem cells or the transplant of exogenous stem cells hold substantial promise in restoring the structure and function of these organs to improve patient quality of life. However, these approaches have been hampered by a lack of knowledge on the identity of salivary stem cell populations and their regulators...
April 16, 2018: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662331/psychosocial-distress-and-the-preferred-method-of-delivery-of-mind-body-interventions-among-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer
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Pinky Budhrani-Shani, Nicole G Chau, Donna L Berry
Objective: To describe the psychosocial distress of head-and-neck cancer patients at the completion of therapy and the interest in and the preferred method of delivery of mind-body interventions (MBIs) among head-and-neck cancer patients. Materials and methods: A descriptive, cross-sectional design was used to measure sleep disturbance, depression, anxiety, and the interest in and the preference for MBIs using anonymous, self-report questionnaires among a convenience sample of 30 males at their 3-month follow-up...
2018: Patient related Outcome Measures
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661793/cell-free-plasma-dna-for-disease-stratification-and-prognosis-in-head-and-neck-cancer
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Markus A Schirmer, Julia Beck, Martin Leu, Michael Oellerich, Margret Rave-Fränk, Philip D Walson, Ekkehard Schütz, Martin Canis
BACKGROUND: Clinicians face many challenges in disease stratification and outcome prediction in head and neck squamous cancer cell (HNSCC) patients. Given the limitations of currently used clinical scoring, repetitive biopsies, and imaging techniques, liquid biopsy approaches may provide valuable additional diagnostic and prognostic information. METHODS: A noninterventional, single-center observational study was performed with clinical data and plasma samples from HNSCC patients...
April 16, 2018: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661335/head-and-neck-cancer-in-the-elderly-frailty-shared-decisions-and-avoidance-of-low-value-care
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REVIEW
Leila J Mady, Marci L Nilsen, Jonas T Johnson
Head and neck cancer (HNC) is a disease of older adults. Recurrent and metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma portends a poor prognosis, with median overall survival of less than 12 months. Within this vulnerable population, significant treatment-related toxicities and physical and psychosocial sequelae can be devastating to quality of life at the end of life. Shared decision making and early comprehensive palliative and support services are at the crux of the approach to older adults with HNC. In doing so, low-value care that fails to meet the goals of patients and their caregivers at the end-of-life may be avoided...
May 2018: Clinics in Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658392/reconstruction-of-a-deformed-tumor-based-on-fiducial-marker-registration-a-computational-feasibility-study
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Ye Han, Emily Oakley, Gal Shafirstein, Yoed Rabin, Levent Burak Kara
Interstitial photodynamic therapy has shown promising results in the treatment of locally advanced head and neck cancer. In this therapy, systemic administration of a light-sensitive drug is followed by insertion of multiple laser fibers to illuminate the tumor and its margins. Image-based pretreatment planning is employed in order to deliver a sufficient light dose to the complex locally advanced head-and-neck cancer anatomy, in order to meet clinical requirements. Unfortunately, the tumor may deform between pretreatment imaging for the purpose of planning and intraoperative imaging when the plan is executed...
January 1, 2018: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656688/sensory-preservation-in-neck-dissection-outcomes-of-a-sub-sternocleidomastoid-approach
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Keigo Honda, Ryo Asato, Jun Tsuji, Masakazu Miyazaki, Shinpei Kada, Yukiko Kataoka, Akiko Taura, Mami Morita
OBJECTIVE: Cutaneous anesthesia in early postoperative period is common after neck dissection even if the cervical nerve (CN) rootlets are preserved. The aim of this study was to evaluate if the preservation of the terminal branches of CNs using sub-sternocleidomastoid (SCM) approach combined with medially placed skin incision can prevent early postoperative anesthesia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on 129 neck dissections in 87 head and neck cancer patients...
April 14, 2018: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656422/role-of-lactoferrin-and-lactoferrin-derived-peptides-in-oral-and-maxillofacial-diseases
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REVIEW
Kabilan Velliyagounder, Dania Bahdila, Siddhi Pawar, Daniel H Fine
The oral cavity harbors different taxonomic groups, the evolutionary co-existence of which develops the oral ecosystem. These resident microorganisms can alter the balance between the physiologic and pathologic conditions that affect the host, both locally and systemically. This highly sophisticated nature of the oral cavity poses a significant therapeutic challenge. Numerous human and animal studies have been conducted to potentiate the efficacy and competence of current treatments of pathologic conditions as well as to develop novel therapeutic modalities...
April 14, 2018: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655708/salivary-flow-rate-after-conventional-and-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy
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Caroline Tram Nguyen, Spencer Lin, Haley Clark, Allan Hovan, Jonn Wu
BACKGROUND: Conventional 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT) for head and neck cancer (HNC) can cause hyposalivation, leading to caries and tooth extraction-related osteoradionecrosis. Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) delivers more focused radiation than does 3DCRT. To reduce hyposalivation, the Quantitative Analysis of Normal Tissue Effects in the Clinic (QUANTEC) guidelines limit salivary gland radiation dose. In this study, the authors compared the salivary flow rate in patients receiving 3DCRT and those receiving IMRT and evaluated the effect of their treatment satisfying the QUANTEC guidelines on hyposalivation...
April 11, 2018: Journal of the American Dental Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653204/epha3-maintains-radioresistance-in-head-and-neck-cancers-through-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
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Song Hee Kim, Won Hyeok Lee, Seong Who Kim, Je Hyoung Uk, Jong Cheol Lee, Hyo Won Chang, Young Min Kim, Kyungbin Kim, Sang Yoon Kim, Myung Woul Han
Radiotherapy is a well-established therapeutic modality used in the treatment of many cancers. However, radioresistance remains a serious obstacle to successful treatment. Radioresistance can cause local recurrence and distant metastases in some patients after radiation treatment. Thus, many studies have attempted to identify effective radiosensitizers. Eph receptor functions contribute to tumor development, modulating cell-cell adhesion, invasion, neo-angiogenesis, tumor growth and metastasis. However, the role of EphA3 in radioresistance remains unclear...
April 10, 2018: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652817/selenium-in-radiation-oncology-15-years-of-experiences-in-germany
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REVIEW
Ralph Muecke, Oliver Micke, Lutz Schomburg, Jens Buentzel, Klaus Kisters, Irenaeus A Adamietz
Introduction: Se measurement and supplementation in radiation oncology is a controversial issue. The German Working Group Trace Elements and Electrolytes in Oncology (AKTE) has conducted a number of studies on this issue, which are summarized in this review. Strategies have been tested and developed, aiming to stratify the patients with a potential need for supplemental Se and how best to monitor Se supplementation with respect to health effects and risks. Methods: We analyzed blood and tissue Se-levels of different tumor patients ( n = 512)...
April 13, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651597/a-two-dimensional-model-of-disrupted-body-integrity-initial-evaluation-in-head-and-neck-cancer
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Kenneth Mah, Sophie Lebel, Jonathan Irish, Andrea Bezjak, Ada Y M Payne, Gerald M Devins
PURPOSE: This cross-sectional study presents an initial psychometric evaluation of a two-dimensional (perceptual and evaluative) conceptualization and measure of disrupted body integrity (DBI)-illness-related disruption of the sense of the body as an integrated, smoothly functioning whole. METHODS: Male and female head and neck cancer (HNC) outpatients (N = 98) completed a questionnaire package prior to outpatient visits. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The Disrupted Body Integrity Scale (DBIS) was developed to measure the perceptual and evaluative facets of DBI...
April 13, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651542/the-lymphocyte-to-monocyte-ratio-as-a-prognostic-indicator-in-head-and-neck-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Tristan Tham, Caitlin Olson, Julian Khaymovich, Saori Wendy Herman, Peter David Costantino
PURPOSE: The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to investigate the relationship between the pre-treatment lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR) and prognosis in HNC. METHODS: PubMed (via the Web), Embase, Scopus, and the Cochrane Library were searched. A systematic review and meta-analysis was done to generate the pooled hazard ratios (HR) for overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS). RESULTS: Our analysis included the results of 4260 patients in seven cohorts...
April 13, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650896/-the-combination-of-molecular-targeted-agents-with-radiotherapy-in-head-and-neck-cancer
#14
Mitsuhiro Furuta, Tomoya Yokota
Concurrent cisplatin based chemoradiotherapy(CRT)is the standard of care for patients with locoregionally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck(LA-SCCHN). Based on the Bonner trial showing the superiority of cetuximab plus radiotherapy to radiotherapy alone, cetuximab based bioradiotherapy(BRT)is considered as an alternative for patients with LA-SCCHN. However, the non-inferiority of BRT compared to CRT has not yet been demonstrated. Furthermore, severe mucositis and dermatitis induced by BRT cannot be neglected...
March 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650894/-chemoradiotherapy-the-standard-treatment-at-present
#15
Sadamoto Zenda
Chemotherapy concurrent with radiotherapy has been widely used in clinical practice because the additional benefit on radiotherapy alone had shown. Head and neck cancer: CDDP concurrent with radiotherapy has been a standard treatment for 15years both in definitive setting and postoperative setting. Esophageal cancer: 5-FU/CDDP is the best partner for radiotherapy and appropriate radiation dose has been discussed. Anal cancer: Radical concurrent chemoradiotherapy with 5-FU and mitomycin C(MMC)remains the standard of care for squamous cell carcinoma of the anus...
March 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650274/oral-cancer-in-fanconi-anemia-review-of-121-cases
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REVIEW
Camila Pinheiro Furquim, Allana Pivovar, José Miguel Amenábar, Carmem Bonfim, Cassius Carvalho Torres-Pereira
Fanconi anemia (FA) is a rare autosomal recessive genetic disorder characterized by aplastic anemia, progressive pancytopenia, congenital anomalies, and increased risk of cancer development. After hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT), patients have an estimated 500-fold increase in the risk of developing head and neck cancer compared to a non-affected, and the oral cavity is affected in one-third of cases. Thus, this study aimed to better understand the natural history of oral cavity cancer in patients affected by FA...
May 2018: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650060/gastrostomy-versus-nasogastric-tube-feeding-for-chemoradiation-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer-the-tube-pilot-rct
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Vinidh Paleri, Joanne Patterson, Nikki Rousseau, Eoin Moloney, Dawn Craig, Dimitrios Tzelis, Nina Wilkinson, Jeremy Franks, Ann Marie Hynes, Ben Heaven, David Hamilton, Teresa Guerrero-Urbano, Rachael Donnelly, Stewart Barclay, Tim Rapley, Deborah Stocken
BACKGROUND: Approximately 9000 new cases of head and neck squamous cell cancers (HNSCCs) are treated by the NHS each year. Chemoradiation therapy (CRT) is a commonly used treatment for advanced HNSCC. Approximately 90% of patients undergoing CRT require nutritional support via gastrostomy or nasogastric tube feeding. Long-term dysphagia following CRT is a primary concern for patients. The effect of enteral feeding routes on swallowing function is not well understood, and the two feeding methods have, to date (at the time of writing), not been compared...
April 2018: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649374/precision-therapy-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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P J Polverini, N J D'Silva, Y L Lei
Precision medicine is an approach to disease prevention and treatment that takes into account genetic variability and environmental and lifestyle influences that are unique to each patient. It facilitates stratification of patient populations that vary in their susceptibility to disease and response to therapy. Shared databases and the implementation of new technology systems designed to advance the integration of this information will enable health care providers to more accurately predict and customize prevention and treatment strategies for patients...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649082/transcutaneous-electrical-nerve-stimulation-reduces-resting-pain-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-a-randomized-and-placebo-controlled-double-blind-pilot-study
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Jennifer E Lee, Carryn M Anderson, Yelena Perkhounkova, Brittany M Sleeuwenhoek, Rebecca R Louison
BACKGROUND: Individuals receiving radiation for head and neck cancer (HNC) often develop painful oral mucositis that impairs function, possibly leading to feeding tubes, hospitalization, and treatment delays. Although pharmacologic medications provide some relief, many report inadequate analgesia and adverse effects. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a safe, nonpharmacologic intervention; it decreases pain and analgesics and improves function, yet no studies examined TENS for HNC...
April 11, 2018: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649037/immunotherapy-in-head-and-neck-cancer-a-new-paradigm
#20
Thibaut Reverdy, Andy Karabakakian, Max Gau, Jérôme Fayette
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June 2018: Anti-cancer Drugs
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