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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640948/high-level-%C3%AE-iii-tubulin-overexpression-occurs-in-most-head-and-neck-cancers-but-is-unrelated-to-clinical-outcome
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Julie C Nienstedt, Alexander Gröbe, Till Clauditz, Ronald Simon, Adrian Muenscher, Rainald Knecht, Guido Sauter, Christoph Moebius, Marco Blessmann, Max Heiland, Christina Pflug
BACKGROUND: βIII-tubulin (TUBB3) is an isotype of microtubules, which are involved in crucial cellular roles including maintenance of cell shape, intracellular transport, and mitosis. Overexpression of TUBB3 was found to be associated with poor prognosis and resistance to tubulin-binding drugs and in several solid tumors including head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC). Considering the potential high importance of a prognostic biomarker in these cancers, the present study aimed to investigate the clinical relevance of immunohistochemical TUBB3 expression in HNSCC...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637151/work-related-experiences-of-head-and-neck-cancer-survivors-an-exploratory-and-descriptive-qualitative-study
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Carolyn S Dewa, Lucy Trojanowski, Sietske J Tamminga, Jolie Ringash, Maurene McQuestion, Jeffrey S Hoch
PURPOSE: This exploratory and descriptive study contributes to the growing knowledge about the return-to-work (RTW) experience of head and neck cancer (HNC) survivors. Viewing RTW as a process, participants were asked to consider the work-related experience with HNC at different phases: (1) at diagnosis/pre-treatment, (2) working during treatment (if the respondent did not take a work disability leave), and (3) post-treatment/RTW (if the respondent took a work disability leave). METHODS: Data were gathered in nine individual semi-structured in-depth interviews with patients receiving treatment at a quaternary cancer center's HNC clinic in Ontario, Canada...
February 25, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636292/-head-and-neck-cancer-promising-results-of-immunotherapy
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Aurélie Sivade, Djamila Bensaid, Yan Monnier, Keyvan Shabafrouz, Hanan Bouchaab, Valérie Cristina
Immunotherapy, especially checkpoint inhibitors such as anti-PD1 and anti-PDL1 antibodies, has changed the standard of care and the prognosis of melanoma, but also more recently of lung cancer, renal cancer and Hodgkin lymphoma. Results of preliminary studies in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) as well as in less frequent tumors of the region, such as nasopharyngeal carcinoma and high grade salivary gland carcinoma, are also promising. Indeed, in a recent phase 3 study, the PD1 inhibitor nivolumab has recently demonstrated a significant improvement in overall survival for platin-resistant recurrent and/or metastatic HNSCC...
May 17, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633765/neck-dissection-for-unknown-cancer-of-the-head-and-neck-in-the-era-of-chemoradiation
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Mark J Amsbaugh, Mehran Yusuf, Jeremy Gaskins, Craig Silverman, Kevin Potts, Jeffrey Bumpous, Rebecca Redman, Cesar Perez, Neal Dunlap
PURPOSE: To report outcomes for patients with cervical lymph node metastases from an unknown primary site of the head and neck treated with either non-operative therapy or neck dissection followed by adjuvant therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients with squamous cell carcinoma of an unknown primary site of the head or neck seen between 2003 and 2013 were reviewed. The Kaplan-Meier method was used to estimate overall survival, local recurrence free survival, loco-regional recurrence free survival, and progression free survival...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633674/primary-tumor-volume-delineation-in-head-and-neck-cancer-missing-the-tip-of-the-iceberg
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Olgun Elicin, Dario Terribilini, Mohamed Shelan, Werner Volken, Etienne Mathier, Alan Dal Pra, Daniel M Aebersold, Michael K Fix, Peter Manser
BACKGROUND: The aim was to evaluate the geometric and corresponding dosimetric differences between two delineation strategies for head and neck tumors neighboring air cavities. METHODS: Primary gross and clinical tumor volumes (GTV and CTV) of 14 patients with oropharynx or larynx tumors were contoured using a soft tissue window (S). In a second strategy, the same volumes were contoured with an extension to include the parts which became visible on lung window (L)...
June 20, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631517/what-factors-influence-emergency-department-visits-by-patients-with-cancer-at-the-end-of-life-analysis-of-a-124-030-patient-cohort
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Lesley A Henson, Irene J Higginson, Wei Gao
BACKGROUND: Emergency department visits towards the end of life by patients with cancer are increasing over time. This is despite evidence of an association with poor patient and caregiver outcomes and most patients preferring home-based care. AIM: To identify socio-demographic and clinical factors associated with end-of-life emergency department visits and determine the relationship between patients' prior emergency department use and risk of multiple (⩾2) visits in the last month of life...
June 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631342/efficacy-of-a-high-observation-protocol-in-major-head-and-neck-cancer-surgery-a-prospective-study
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Brittany Barber, Jeffrey Harris, Cameron Shillington, Shannon Rychlik, Joseph Dort, Michael Meier, Angela Estey, Adam Elwi, Patty Wickson, Michael Buss, David Zygun, Kal Ansari, Vincent Biron, Daniel O'Connell, Hadi Seikaly
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to optimize an existing clinical care pathway (CCP) for head and neck cancer with a high-observation protocol (HOP) and to determine the effect on length of intensive care unit (ICU) admission and length of stay in hospital (LOS). METHODS: The HOP mandated initiation of spontaneous breathing trials before the conclusion of the surgery, weaning of sedation, and limiting mechanical ventilation. All patients with head and neck cancer undergoing primary surgery on the HOP were compared to a historical cohort regarding length of ICU admission, ICU readmissions, and LOS...
June 20, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631007/how-schwann-cells-facilitate-cancer-progression-in-nerves
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Sylvie Deborde, Richard J Wong
Recent studies have demonstrated a critical role for nerves in enabling tumor progression. The association of nerves with cancer cells is well established for a variety of malignant tumors, including pancreatic, prostate and the head and neck cancers. This association is often correlated with poor prognosis. A strong partnership between cancer cells and nerve cells leads to both cancer progression and expansion of the nerve network. This relationship is supported by molecular pathways related to nerve growth and repair...
June 19, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629339/droplet-digital-pcr-for-detection-and-quantification-of-circulating-tumor-dna-in-plasma-of-head-and-neck-cancer-patients
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Joost H van Ginkel, Manon M H Huibers, Robert J J van Es, Remco de Bree, Stefan M Willems
BACKGROUND: During posttreatment surveillance of head and neck cancer patients, imaging is insufficiently accurate for the early detection of relapsing disease. Free circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) may serve as a novel biomarker for monitoring tumor burden during posttreatment surveillance of these patients. In this exploratory study, we investigated whether low level ctDNA in plasma of head and neck cancer patients can be detected using Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR). METHODS: TP53 mutations were determined in surgically resected primary tumor samples from six patients with high stage (II-IV), moderate to poorly differentiated head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC)...
June 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627987/computerised-tomography-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-laryngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-practical-approach
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Francesco Agnello, Francesco Cupido, Gianvincenzo Sparacia, Federico Midiri, Martina Miroddi, Emanuele Grassedonio, Massimo Galia
Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common head and neck cancer. This review describes the state-of-the-art computerised tomography and magnetic resonance imaging protocols of the neck and the normal larynx anatomy, and provides a practical approach for the diagnosis and staging of laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma.
June 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627953/role-of-diffusion-weighted-imaging-in-head-and-neck-lesions-pictorial-review
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Neeraj Bhatt, Nishant Gupta, Neetu Soni, Kusum Hooda, Joshua M Sapire, Yogesh Kumar
Head and neck cancers are very common worldwide, causing significant morbidity and mortality. Squamous cell carcinoma originating from the epithelial lining of the upper aerodigestive tract is the most common histology. Many patients with head and neck cancers present with advanced stage disease requiring aggressive treatment consisting of extensive surgery and chemo-radiation. Appropriate treatment planning as well as prognosis of tumors depends to a large extent on accurate histological diagnosis and differentiation of malignant from benign lesions...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627183/gastrostomy-vs-nasogastric-tube-feeding-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer-during-radiotherapy-alone-or-combined-chemoradiotherapy
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Elisa Santacruz, Belén Vega-Piñeiro, María Gión, Javier Molina, María Villamayor, Raquel Mateo, Javier Riveiro, Lia Nattero, José I Botella-Carretero
INTRODUCTION: Patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) submitted to radiotherapy alone or combined chemoradiotherapy present a high prevalence of malnutrition at baseline. Prophylactic use of gastrostomy has been suggested for these patients for delivering enteral nutrition. On the other hand, other authors have failed to demonstrate the effectiveness of this measure over nasogastric tube feeding. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We studied 40 patients with HNC with moderate or severe malnutrition who were offered either prophylactic percutaneous gastrostomy before starting oncologic treatment or close follow-up with nutritional counseling with the placement of a nasogastric tube when necessary...
June 5, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626490/soft-tissue-sarcomas-in-the-head-and-neck-25-years-of-experience
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Juan Francisco Liuzzi, Maribel Da Cunha, Daniuska Salas, Saul Siso, Esteban Garriga
Sarcomas are infrequent and heterogeneous tumours. They represent 1-2% of all malignant neoplasms in adults and between 4% and 10% of head and neck cancers. METHODS: The research was retrospective, descriptive, and cross-sectional. RESULTS: A study population of 62 patients with a mean age of 44 years was obtained; the most frequent location was the soft tissues of the neck (25.3%) and the mean tumour size was 7.1 cm; the most frequent diagnosis was undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma (25...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626489/conference-report-on-the-indo-global-summit-on-head-and-neck-oncology-igshno-2017-bmcon-iv-24-26-february-2017-jaipur-india
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Tej Prakash Soni, Anil K Gupta, Lalit M Sharma, Pawan Singhal, Dinesh Yadav, Umesh Bansal
'The multidisciplinary approach: expanding treatment horizons for head and neck cancer' was the major theme of the Indo Global Summit on Head and Neck Oncology (IGSHNO 2017-BMCON-IV). The meeting, held in Jaipur (Rajasthan, India) from 24 to 26 February 2017, assembled 600 participants from India and worldwide. It was organised by the Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (BMCHRC), Jaipur. BMCHRC Jaipur is one of the largest superspeciality oncology research and treatment centres in north India...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625605/population-based-assessment-of-relationship-between-volume-of-practice-and-outcomes-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-treated-in-a-provincially-coordinated-radiotherapy-program
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Mary McLay, Adrienne Stedford, Emily Yurkowski, Scott Matlock, Winson Cheung, Eric Tran, Eric Berthelet, Jonn Wu, Robert Olson
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Literature suggests that higher volumes of practice are associated with better survival outcomes for head and neck cancer (HNC) patients. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of treatment center on the overall survival (OS) and cancer-specific survival (CSS) in a provincially coordinated program. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A population-based provincial database was used to identify all patients in BC diagnosed for the first time with a primary non-thyroid HNC and treated with radiotherapy between 2006 and 2011...
June 15, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624699/toll-like-receptor-2-rs4696480-polymorphism-and-risk-of-oral-cancer-and-oral-potentially-malignant-disorder
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Camila de Barros Gallo, Xabier Marichalar-Mendia, Amaia Setien-Olarra, Amelia Acha-Sagredo, Naiara Garcia Bediaga, Maria Luisa Gainza-Cirauqui, Norberto Nobuo Sugaya, Jose Manuel Aguirre-Urizar
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to identify the possible association between TLR polymorphisms and an increased risk of developing head and neck cancer, including oral (OSCC) and laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC), and oral potentially malignant disorders, such as oral lichenoid disease (OLD), including oral lichen planus (OLP) and oral lichenoid lesions (OLL). DESIGN: This case-control study included 40 OSCC, 35 LSCC, 175 OLD (129 OLP and 46 OLL) patients and 89 healthy controls, all of them from the Basque Country, Spain...
June 6, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623401/biomarkers-in-the-assessment-of-oral-mucositis-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Ana Gabriela Costa Normando, Camila Lopes Rocha, Isabela Porto de Toledo, Paulo Tadeu de Souza Figueiredo, Paula Elaine Diniz Dos Reis, Graziela De Luca Canto, Eliete Neves Silva Guerra
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the capability of biomarkers to predict the risk of oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients, as well as to assess the correlation between these biomarkers and the severity of mucositis. METHODS: The search was performed at LILACS, PubMed, Science Direct, Scopus, and Web of Science. A search of the gray literature was performed on Google Scholar, OpenGrey, and ProQuest. The methodological quality of the included studies was assessed using the Meta-Analysis of Statistics Assessment and Review Instrument (MAStARI) tool, and the evidence quality was assessed by the Grading of Recommendation, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) system...
June 16, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622891/functional-and-cosmetic-outcomes-of-robot-assisted-neck-dissection-by-a-postauricular-facelift-approach-for-head-and-neck-cancer
#18
Yong Bae Ji, Chang Myeon Song, Hyang Sook Bang, Hae Jin Park, Ji Young Lee, Kyung Tae
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to compare the functional and cosmetic outcomes of robot-assisted neck dissection with those of conventional neck dissection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively analyzed 113 patients with head and neck cancer who underwent unilateral neck dissection by a robot-assisted postauricular facelift approach (38 patients) or conventional trans-cervical approach (75 patients). Postoperative functional outcomes such as edema, sensory loss, pain, and fibrosis in the neck, and limitations of neck and shoulder motion, and cosmetic satisfaction scored by questionnaire were evaluated serially up to 1year postoperatively, and compared between the two groups...
July 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622889/turning-the-tide-clinical-utility-of-pd-l1-expression-in-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-head-and-neck
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REVIEW
Astrid De Meulenaere, Tijl Vermassen, Sandrine Aspeslagh, Wouter Huvenne, Jo Van Dorpe, Liesbeth Ferdinande, Sylvie Rottey
The use of cytotoxic and/or targeted agents is the gold standard in first- and second-line treatment of metastatic head and neck cancer. Currently the focus of oncologic research is shifting to the implementation of immune checkpoint inhibitor regimens. Many trials are being performed evaluating the survival benefit of various PD-1/PD-L1 blocking antibodies in both solid and haematological malignancies. Also, evaluation of the predictive value of PD-L1 expression on tumour cells and immune cells is being explored...
July 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619685/molecular-mechanisms-of-human-papillomavirus-related-carcinogenesis-in-head-and-neck-cancer
#20
REVIEW
Farhoud Faraji, Munfarid Zaidi, Carole Fakhry, Daria A Gaykalova
This review examines the general cellular and molecular underpinnings of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related carcinogenesis in the context of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) and focuses on HPV-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma in areas for which specific data is available. It covers the major pathways dysregulated in HPV-positive HNSCC and the genome-wide changes associated with this disease.
June 12, 2017: Microbes and Infection
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