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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535154/randomised-controlled-trial-of-early-prophylactic-feeding-vs-standard-care-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer
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Teresa E Brown, Merrilyn D Banks, Brett G M Hughes, Charles Y Lin, Lizbeth M Kenny, Judith D Bauer
BACKGROUND: Weight loss remains significant in patients with head and neck cancer, despite prophylactic gastrostomy and intensive dietary counseling. The aim of this study was to improve outcomes utilising an early nutrition intervention. METHODS: Patients with head and neck cancer at a tertiary hospital in Australia referred for prophylactic gastrostomy prior to curative intent treatment were eligible for this single centre randomised controlled trial. Exclusions included severe malnutrition or dysphagia...
May 23, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535013/htert-c250t-promoter-mutation-and-telomere-length-as-a-molecular-markers-of-cancer-progression-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer
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Wojciech Barczak, Wiktoria M Suchorska, Agnieszka Sobecka, Karolina Bednarowicz, Piotr Machczynski, Pawel Golusinski, Blazej Rubis, Michal M Masternak, Wojciech Golusinski
Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (HNSCC) is the sixth leading cause of cancer worldwide, representing over half a million incidents every year. Cancer cells, including HNSCC, are characterized by increased telomerase activity. This enzymatic complex is active in ~90% of all cancer types and is responsible for the lengthening of telomeres. Highly recurrent point mutations in the human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) promoter have recently been reported in a number of human neoplasms. The aim of the present study was to analyze the prevalence of the hTERT promoter C250T mutation and telomere length in the blood leukocytes of 61 patients with HNSCC and 49 healthy individuals...
May 17, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533803/use-of-ultrasound-in-image-guided-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-enumerations-and-arguments
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Susovan Banerjee, Tejinder Kataria, Deepak Gupta, Shikha Goyal, Shyam Singh Bisht, Trinanjan Basu, Ashu Abhishek
Inherently, brachytherapy is the most conformal radiotherapeutic technique. As an aid to brachytherapy, ultrasonography (USG) serves as a portable, inexpensive, and simple to use method allowing for accurate, reproducible, and adaptive treatments. Some newer brachytherapy planning systems have incorporated USG as the sole imaging modality. Ultrasonography has been successfully used to place applicator and dose planning for prostate, cervix, and anal canal cancers. It can guide placement of brachytherapy catheters for all other sites like breast, skin, and head and neck cancers...
April 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533800/high-dose-rate-interstitial-brachytherapy-in-head-and-neck-cancer-do-we-need-a-look-back-into-a-forgotten-art-a-single-institute-experience
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Rajendra Bhalavat, Manish Chandra, Vibhay Pareek, Lalitha Nellore, Karishma George, P Nandakumar, Pratibha Bauskar
PURPOSE: To evaluate the treatment outcomes with high-dose-rate (HDR) interstitial brachytherapy (HDR-BRT) in head and neck cancers (HNC). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fifty-eight patients with HNC as per American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) TNM staging criteria were analyzed retrospectively between 2008 and 2015. Forty-two patients received external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) with HDR-BRT and 16 patients received BRT alone. The survival was calculated with respect to median biological equivalent doses (BED) and median 2 Gy equivalent dose (EQD2), keeping α/β = 10 for tumor...
April 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533474/weekly-low-dose-versus-three-weekly-high-dose-cisplatin-for-concurrent-chemoradiation-in-locoregionally-advanced-non-nasopharyngeal-head-and-neck-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-aggregate-data
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Petr Szturz, Kristien Wouters, Naomi Kiyota, Makoto Tahara, Kumar Prabhash, Vanita Noronha, Ana Castro, Lisa Licitra, David Adelstein, Jan B Vermorken
BACKGROUND: Three-weekly high-dose cisplatin (100 mg/m(2)) is considered the standard systemic regimen given concurrently with postoperative or definitive radiotherapy in locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (LA-SCCHN). However, due to unsatisfactory patient tolerance, various weekly low-dose schedules have been increasingly used in clinical practice. The aim of this meta-analysis was to compare the efficacy, safety, and compliance between these two approaches...
May 22, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532605/risk-of-hypothyroidism-among-patients-with-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-treated-with-radiation-therapy-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Chao-Yueh Fan, Chun-Shu Lin, Hsing-Lung Chao, Wen-Yen Huang, Yu-Fu Su, Kuen-Tze Lin, I-Ju Tsai, Chia-Hung Kao
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: This study aimed to assess the incidence and risk of hypothyroidism among patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) after radiation therapy (RT). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We identified 14,893 NPC patients and 16,105 other head and neck cancer (HNC) patients treated with RT without thyroidectomy from the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan between 2000 and 2011. Each NPC patient was randomly frequency-matched with four individuals without NPC by age, sex, and index year...
May 19, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532501/pik3ca-hotspot-mutations-differentially-impact-responses-to-met-targeting-in-met-driven-and-non-driven-preclinical-cancer-models
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Lluís Nisa, Pascal Häfliger, Michaela Poliaková, Roland Giger, Paola Francica, Daniel Matthias Aebersold, Roch-Philippe Charles, Yitzhak Zimmer, Michaela Medová
BACKGROUND: The MET receptor tyrosine kinase represents a promising target in cancer. PIK3CA activating mutations are common in several tumor types and can potentially confer resistance to anti-receptor tyrosine kinase therapy. METHODS: MET and/or PI3K pathway inhibition was assessed in NIH3T3 cells harboring MET-activating point mutation with or without ectopic expression of PIK3CA(E545K) and PIK3CA(H1047R), as well as in MET-expressing head and neck cancer cells with endogenous PIK3CA mutations...
May 22, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532439/efficacy-cost-utility-and-reach-of-an-ehealth-self-management-application-oncokompas-that-helps-cancer-survivors-to-obtain-optimal-supportive-care-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Anja van der Hout, Cornelia F van Uden-Kraan, Birgit I Witte, Veerle M H Coupé, Femke Jansen, C René Leemans, Pim Cuijpers, Lonneke V van de Poll-Franse, Irma M Verdonck-de Leeuw
BACKGROUND: Cancer survivors have to deal with a wide range of physical symptoms, psychological, social and existential concerns, and lifestyle issues related to cancer and its treatment. Therefore, it is essential that they have access to optimal supportive care services. The eHealth self-management application Oncokompas was developed to support cancer survivors with where they need to turn to for advice and guidance, as well as to increase their knowledge on the availability of optimal support...
May 22, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531899/epidemiology-and-molecular-biology-of-head-and-neck-cancer
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Adriana Jou, Jochen Hess
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 19, 2017: Oncology Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531452/the-effect-of-glutamine-and-arginine-enriched-nutritional-support-on-quality-of-life-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-treated-with-imrt
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Sezin Yuce Sari, Gozde Yazici, Deniz Yuce, Erdem Karabulut, Mustafa Cengiz, Gokhan Ozyigit
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Oral mucositis and esophagitis are common acute toxicities of radiotherapy (RT) for head and neck cancer (HNC). In order to decrease the rates of these toxicities, we compared quality of life in HNC patients that did and did not receive a glutamine and arginine-enriched solution (GAES) during RT. METHODS: A total of 29 patients received intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT); 15 used GAES b.i.d. during the treatment, and a matched cohort of 14 patients did not...
December 2016: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529753/assessment-of-xerostomia-and-its-impact-on-quality-of-life-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-undergoing-radiation-therapy
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Pinelopi-Theopisti Memtsa, Maria Tolia, Ioannis Tzitzikas, John Bizakis, Kyriaki Pistevou-Gombaki, Martha Charalambidou, Chrysoula Iliopoulou, George Kyrgias
Xerostomia in head and neck (H&N) cancer patients significantly affects their quality of life (QoL). The aim of the present study was to investigate the associations among QoL, xerostomia and quantity of saliva in a sample of H&N cancer patients who had received conventional radiotherapy (RT). A total of 60 H&N adult patients were enrolled in this prospective study. The patients completed the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire-Core 30 (QLQ-C30), the Quality of Life Questionnaire Head and Neck Module (QLQ-H&N35) and the Greek version of the XQ questionnaire at 4 timepoints: At the beginning of RT, at the end of RT, 6 months after RT completion and 1 year after RT completion...
May 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527564/prospective-comparison-of-perioperative-antibiotic-management-protocols-in-oncological-head-and-neck-surgery
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Alexander K Bartella, Mohammad Kamal, Jan Teichmann, Anita Kloss-Brandstätter, Timm Steiner, Frank Hölzle, Bernd Lethaus
OBJECTIVES: The adequate perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis in head and neck cancer surgery is an important and easy applicable tool to decrease nosocomial morbidity and mortality by reducing the rate of infections. In the study a strictly perioperative antibiosis is compared with an extended postoperative prophylactic antibiosis. We aim to clarify the value of postoperative prophylactic antibiosis for the recovery and clinical course of patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this prospective study 75 consecutive patients, who underwent major oncological head and neck surgery were included and divided in three groups, each containing 25 patients...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527541/impact-of-chemoradiation-after-supra-or-infrahyoid-cancer-on-aerodynamic-subjective-and-objective-voice-assessments-a-multicenter-prospective-study
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Jérôme R Lechien, Mohamad Khalife, Kathy Huet, Anne-Francoise Fourneau, Véronique Delvaux, Myriam Piccaluga, Bernard Harmegnies, Sven Saussez
OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to investigate the impact of chemoradiotherapy (CRT) on speech and voice quality according to the anatomic localization of the head and neck cancer. METHODS: Thirty-four patients treated by CRT for advanced suprahyoid (N = 17) or infrahyoid (N = 17) cancer were assessed for speech function, videolaryngostroboscopy, Voice Handicap Index, blinded Grade, Roughness, Breathiness, Asthenia, Strain, and Instability, acoustic measurements, and aerodynamic measurements...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524888/reducing-unplanned-admissions-focusing-on-hospital-admissions-and-emergency-department-visits-for-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer-during-radiation-therapy%C3%A2
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Lauren Terzo, Mary Fleming, Alekhya Yechoor, Jayne Camporeale, Miriam Troxler, Elaine Roth, Xianming Tan, Michael Pignone, Lawrence Marks, Bhishamjit S Chera
BACKGROUND: Head and neck cancer (HNC) treatments cause severe toxicities, leading to high rates of emergency department (ED) visits and unplanned hospital admissions (UHAs). 
. OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to evaluate a quality improvement project to reduce ED visits and UHAs.
. METHODS: A weekly nurse/nurse practitioner-led symptom management clinic was created for patients with HNC receiving radiation therapy deemed at high risk for an ED visit or UHA...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522603/smad4-loss-is-associated-with-cetuximab-resistance-and-induction-of-mapk-jnk-activation-in-head-and-neck-cancer-cells
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Hiroyuki Ozawa, Ruchira Ranaweera, Evgeny Izumchenko, Eugene Makarev, Alex Zhavoronkov, Elana J Fertig, Jason D Howard, Ana Markovic, Atul Bedi, Rajani Ravi, Jimena Perez, Quynh-Thu Le, Christina S Kong, Richard C K Jordan, Hao Wang, Hyunseok Kang, Harry Quon, David Sidransky, Christine H Chung
Purpose: We previously demonstrated an association between decreased SMAD4 expression and cetuximab resistance in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). The purpose of this study was to further elucidate the clinical relevance of SMAD4 loss in HNSCC. Experimental Design: SMAD4 expression was assessed by immunohistochemistry in 130 newly diagnosed and 43 recurrent HNSCC patients. Correlative statistical analysis with clinicopathological data was also performed. OncoFinder, a bioinformatics tool, was used to analyze molecular signaling in TCGA tumors with low or high SMAD4 mRNA levels...
May 18, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521323/head-and-neck-cancer-new-insights-into-a-heterogeneous-disease
#16
Jens Peter Klussmann
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 17, 2017: Oncology Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521322/novel-treatment-options-in-head-and-neck-cancer
#17
Patrick J Schuler, Simon Laban, Johannes Doescher, Lars Bullinger, Thomas K Hoffmann
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 17, 2017: Oncology Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521321/the-role-of-radiotherapy-in-the-definitive-and-postoperative-treatment-of-advanced-head-and-neck-cancer
#18
Robert Semrau
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 17, 2017: Oncology Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521311/human-papillomavirus-related-head-and-neck-cancer
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Steffen Wagner, Shachi Jenny Sharma, Nora Wuerdemann, Jennifer Knuth, Henrike Reder, Claus Wittekindt, Jens Peter Klussmann
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 19, 2017: Oncology Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520896/laser-assisted-indocyanine-green-dye-angiography-for-postoperative-fistulas-after-salvage-laryngectomy
#20
Erin J Partington, Lindsay S Moore, Russel Kahmke, Jason M Warram, William Carroll, Eben L Rosenthal, Benjamin J Greene
Importance: Pharyngocutaneous fistula formation is an unfortunate complication after salvage laryngectomy for head and neck cancer that is difficult to anticipate and related to a variety of factors, including the viability of native pharyngeal mucosa. Objective: To examine whether noninvasive angiography with indocyanine green (ICG) dye can be used to evaluate native pharyngeal vascularity to anticipate pharyngocutaneous fistula development. Design, Setting, and Participants: This cohort study included 37 patients enrolled from June 1, 2013, to June 1, 2016, and follow-up was for at least 1 month postoperatively...
May 18, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
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