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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222650/taxane-platinum-and-5-fu-prior-to-chemoradiotherapy-benefits-patients-with-stage-iv-neck-node-positive-head-and-neck-cancer-and-a-good-performance-status
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Natalie M Lowe, Jonathan M Bernstein, Kathleen Mais, Kate Garcez, Lip W Lee, Andrew Sykes, David J Thomson, Jarrod J Homer, Catharine M West, Nicholas J Slevin
PURPOSE: The benefit of adding docetaxel, cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil (TPF) induction chemotherapy to chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) remains uncertain. We aimed to investigate whether ICT is well tolerated when given with prophylactic treatment against predicted adverse effects and which patients benefit most. METHODS: A single-centre audit identified 132 HNSCC patients with stage IVa/b neck node-positive disease, prescribed TPF followed by CRT...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222577/occupational-prestige-trajectory-and-the-risk-of-lung-and-head-and-neck-cancer-among-men-and-women-in-france
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Gwenn Menvielle, Julien Dugas, Jeanna-Eve Franck, Matthieu Carton, Brigitte Trétarre, Isabelle Stücker, Danièle Luce
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed at investigating the associations between occupational prestige trajectories and lung and head and neck (HN) cancer risk and to assess to what extent smoking, alcohol drinking, and occupational exposures contribute to these associations. METHODS: Using data from the ICARE case-control study (controls (2676 men/715 women), lung cancers (2019 men/558 women), HN cancers (1793 men/305 women), we defined occupational prestige trajectories using group-based modeling of longitudinal data...
December 9, 2017: International Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221212/prognostic-and-clinicopathological-significance-of-muc-expression-in-head-and-neck-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#3
Hao Lu, Dan Liang, Yun Zhu, Wanlin Xu, Kaihua Zhou, Limin Liu, Shengwen Liu, Wenjun Yang
The prognostic value of mucins expression in patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) remains controversial. To address this, a meta-analysis was performed to systematically evaluate prognostic significance of mucins expression in HNC. Electronic and manual searches were performed and a total of 20 studies including 2046 patients were selected for the final analysis. Increased mucins expression was associated with unfavorable overall survival in HNC patients (HR=1.83, 95% CI: 1.43-2.33, p=0.000). Mucins overexpression was also in correlation with more advanced TNM stage (RR=0...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221126/the-clinicopathological-and-prognostic-significances-of-cdc73-expression-in-cancers-a-bioinformatics-analysis
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Hua-Chuan Zheng, Bao-Cheng Gong, Shuang Zhao
CDC73 interacts with human PAF1 complex, histone methyltransferase complex and RNA polymerase II for transcription elongation and 3' end processing. Its down-regulated expression was immunohistochemically detected in gastric, colorectal, ovarian and head and neck cancers, and positively correlated with aggressive behaviors and unfavorable prognosis of malignancies. We performed a bioinformatics analysis by using Oncomine, TCGA and KM plotter databases. It was found that CDC73 mRNA was overexpressed in gastric, lung, breast and ovarian cancers, even stratified by histological subtypes (p<0...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220295/once-a-week-versus-once-every-3-weeks-cisplatin-chemoradiation-for-locally-advanced-head-and-neck-cancer-a-phase-iii-randomized-noninferiority-trial
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Vanita Noronha, Amit Joshi, Vijay Maruti Patil, Jaiprakash Agarwal, Sarbani Ghosh-Laskar, Ashwini Budrukkar, Vedang Murthy, Tejpal Gupta, Anil K D'Cruz, Shripad Banavali, Prathamesh S Pai, Pankaj Chaturvedi, Devendra Chaukar, Nikhil Pande, Arun Chandrasekharan, Vikas Talreja, Dilip Harindran Vallathol, Vijayalakshmi Mathrudev, Aparna Manjrekar, Kamesh Maske, Arati Sanjay Bhelekar, Kavita Nawale, Sadhana Kannan, Vikram Gota, Atanu Bhattacharjee, Shubhada Kane, Shashikant L Juvekar, Kumar Prabhash
Purpose Chemoradiation with cisplatin 100 mg/m2 given once every 3 weeks is the standard of care in locally advanced head and neck squamous cell cancer (LAHNSCC). Increasingly, low-dose once-a-week cisplatin is substituted because of perceived lower toxicity and convenience. However, there is no level 1 evidence of comparable efficacy to cisplatin once every 3 weeks. Patients and Methods In this phase III randomized trial, we assessed the noninferiority of cisplatin 30 mg/m2 given once a week compared with cisplatin 100 mg/m2 given once every 3 weeks, both administered concurrently with curative intent radiotherapy in patients with LAHNSCC...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220209/making-time-for-patients-positive-impact-of-direct-patient-reporting
#6
Sheila K Mohan, Patricia A Hudgins, Mihir R Patel, Jim Stapleton, Richard Duszak, Ashley H Aiken
OBJECTIVE: Using a novel patient-centric approach, we assessed the impact of direct patient radiology reporting on the patient experience and patient perception of radiologists in a high-volume head and neck clinic. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A single head and neck surgeon at a large academic center identified prospective outpatients who met the following inclusion criteria: having received treatment for head and neck cancer and having recently undergone surveillance imaging using the Neck Imaging Reporting and Data System template at our institution...
December 8, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217760/tumor-associated-fatigue-in-cancer-patients-develops-independently-of-interleukin-1-signaling
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Aaron J Grossberg, Elisabeth G Vichaya, Diana L Christian, Jessica M Molkentine, Daniel W Vermeer, Phillip S Gross, Paola D Vermeer, John H Lee, Robert Dantzer
Fatigue is the most common symptom of cancer at diagnosis, yet causes and effective treatments remain elusive. As tumors can be highly inflammatory, it is generally accepted that inflammation mediates cancer-related fatigue. However, evidence to support this assertion is mostly correlational. In this study, we directly tested the hypothesis that fatigue results from propagation of tumor-induced inflammation to the brain and activation of the central pro-inflammatory cytokine, interleukin-1 (IL-1). The heterotopic syngeneic murine head and neck cancer model (mEER) caused systemic inflammation and increased expression of Il1b in the brain while inducing fatigue-like behaviors characterized by decreased voluntary wheel running and exploratory activity...
December 7, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215913/high-content-screening-comparison-of-cancer-drug-accumulation-and-distribution-in-two-dimensional-and-three-dimensional-culture-models-of-head-and-neck-cancer
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Feng Shan, David A Close, Daniel P Camarco, Paul A Johnston
High cancer drug development attrition rates have provoked considerable debate about whether the two-dimensional tumor growth inhibition high-throughput screening assays used in pre-clinical lead discovery adequately reflect solid tumor complexity. We used automated high-content screening image acquisition and analysis methods to compare fluorescent drug uptake, accumulation, and distribution in Cal33 and FaDu head and neck cancer (HNC) monolayer and multicellular tumor spheroid (MCTS) models. Ellipticine, idarubicin, daunorubicin, and doxorubicin were studied because of their fluorescent properties and broad anti-tumor activities...
December 7, 2017: Assay and Drug Development Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215771/p16-positivity-and-regression-grade-predict-survival-after-neoadjuvant-radiotherapy-of-oscc
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Christina Eder-Czembirek, Irene Sulzbacher, Thorsten Fuereder, Edgar Selzer
OBJECTIVES: Survival after preoperative radiotherapy in locally advanced head and neck squamous cell cancer is associated with pathological response. The prognostic importance of p16 expression in these patients has not been established yet. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-seven oral squamous cell carcinoma patients, treated preoperatively with radiotherapy in combination with chemotherapy or cetxuximab, were included in this retrospective analysis. Survival rates were estimated by the Kaplan-Meyer method...
December 7, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215754/inhibition-of-jak2-stat3-reduces-tumor-induced-angiogenesis-and-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-in-head-and-neck-cancer
#10
Jian-Feng Liu, Wei-Wei Deng, Lei Chen, Yi-Cun Li, Lei Wu, Si-Rui Ma, Wen-Feng Zhang, Lin-Lin Bu, Zhi-Jun Sun
Angiogenesis is an essential event in tumor growth and metastasis, and immune system also contributes to the tumor evasion. Emerging evidences have suggested the bidirectional link between angiogenesis and immunosuppression. Myeloid-derived suppressor cell (MDSC) is a kind of immunosuppressive cells and plays an important role in this process. However, the actual regulatory mechanisms of angiogenesis and MDSCs in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) were unclear. In this study, through analyzing the immunohistochemistry staining of human HNSCC tissue microarray, we found that the microvascular density (MVD) was significantly increased in HNSCC patients...
December 7, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212506/chromosome-9p-copy-number-gains-involving-pd-l1-are-associated-with-a-specific-proliferation-and-immune-modulating-gene-expression-program-active-across-major-cancer-types
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Jan Budczies, Carsten Denkert, Balázs Győrffy, Peter Schirmacher, Albrecht Stenzinger
BACKGROUND: Inhibition of the PD-L1/PD-1 immune checkpoint axis represents one of the most promising approaches of immunotherapy for various cancer types. However, immune checkpoint inhibition is successful only in subpopulations of patients emphasizing the need for powerful biomarkers that adequately reflect the complex interaction between the tumor and the immune system. Recently, recurrent copy number gains (CNG) in chromosome 9p involving PD-L1 were detected in many cancer types including lung cancer, melanoma, bladder cancer, head and neck cancer, cervical cancer, soft tissue sarcoma, prostate cancer, gastric cancer, ovarian cancer, and triple-negative breast cancer...
December 6, 2017: BMC Medical Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212356/does-the-total-dysphagia-risk-score-correlate-with-swallowing-function-examined-by-video-fluoroscopy
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Nevens D, Goeleven A, Duprez F, Braeken R, Decabooter E, De Smet M, Lutters L, Dejaeger E, De Neve W, Nuyts S
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to correlate the total dysphagia risk score (TDRS) with swallowing function as measured by videofluoroscopy of swallowing using the swallowing performance scale (SPS) and the penetration aspiration scale (PAS). METHODS: Sixty-three patients from 2 different centers treated with radiotherapy for head and neck cancer were evaluated in the current study. Swallowing videofluoroscopies at baseline, 6 and 12 months following radiotherapy were evaluated by 2 observers...
December 7, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210648/vitamins-for-cancer-prevention-and-treatment-an-insight
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A Jain, A Tiwari, A Verma, S K Jain
Over a few decades a strong interlink between oxidative damage and cancer has been investigated by various scientists across the world on the basis of epidemiological observations of the effects of fruits and vegetables used in the diet for cancer patients. Primarily, Vitamin C, Vitamin D and Vitamin E are reported to be involved in the amelioration of side effects which occur in chemotherapy and radiation therapy of lungs, stomach, prostate, colorectal, gastric head and neck cancers. The vitamins acting as antioxidant adjuvants are found to have apoptotic and anti-angiogenesis potential as well as inhibitory effects against metastasis in cancer cells...
December 4, 2017: Current Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209918/molecular-classification-and-precision-therapy-of-cancer-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors
#14
Yingyan Yu
On May 23, 2017, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a treatment for cancer patients with positive microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) markers or mismatch repair deficient (dMMR) markers. This approach is the first approved tumor treatment using a common biomarker rather than specified tumor locations in the body. FDA previously approved Keytruda for treatment of several types of malignancies, such as metastatic melanoma, metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer, recurrent or metastatic head and neck cancer, refractory Hodgkin lymphoma, and urothelial carcinoma, all of which carry positive programmed death-1/programmed death-ligand 1 biomarkers...
December 5, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208766/mir-146a-c-g-polymorphism-increased-the-risk-of-head-and-neck-cancer-but-overall-cancer-risk-a-analyses-of-89-studies
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Dezhong Sun, Xiaoyan Zhang, Xiaolei Zhang
Several studies have evaluated the association of miR-146a C/G with head and neck cancer (HNC) susceptibility, and overall cancer risk, but inconclusive outcomes. To drive a more precise estimation, we carried out this meta-analysis. The literature searched from Medline (Mainly PubMed), Embase, the Cochrane Library and Google Scholar databases to identify eligible studies. A total of 89 studies were included. The results showed that miR-146a C/G was significantly associated with increased head and neck cancer risk in dominant model ( I2 = 15...
December 5, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208591/the-second-look-procedure-for-transoral-videolaryngoscopic-surgery-for-t1-and-t2-laryngeal-oropharyngeal-and-hypopharyngeal-cancer-patients-protocol-for-a-nonrandomized-clinical-trial
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Goshi Nishimura, Daisuke Sano, Kenichiro Yabuki, Yasuhiro Arai, Yoshihiro Chiba, Teruhiko Tanabe, Nobuhiko Oridate
BACKGROUND: Transoral videolaryngoscopic surgery (TOVS) has been widely applied for early T stage head and neck cancer. The resection is performed with a minimum safety margin for function preservation under a limited surgical field of view, making it difficult to be certain of complete resection. OBJECTIVE: Our aim is the evaluation of the completeness of resection by initial TOVS resection, and the possibility of primary control by TOVS alone, allowing for repeat procedures for function preserving treatment in early T stage laryngeal, oropharyngeal, and hypopharyngeal cancer patients...
December 5, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207704/opportunistic-microorganisms-in-oral-cavity-according-to-treatment-status-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients
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Priyanka Soni, Rajendra Singh Parihar, Laxman Kumar Soni
Introduction: Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy are prone to many predisposing factors like immunosuppression, imbalance in the oral flora, hypo-salivation and local tissue damage. Therefore, considered to be at higher risk for oral bacterial and fungal infection than the general population. Aim: To study oropharyngeal flora in head and neck cancer patients under treatment and to correlate their incidence according with Chemotherapy cycles and Radiochemotherapy...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207685/excellent-response-to-chemotherapy-post-immunotherapy
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Ashish D Dwary, Samip Master, Abhishek Patel, Constance Cole, Richard Mansour, Glenn Mills, Nebu Koshy, Prakash Peddi, Gary Burton, Dalia Hammoud, Kavitha Beedupalli
Introduction: Immunotherapy in the form of immune checkpoint inhibitors has changed the landscape of cancer treatment. Newer monoclonal antibodies are coming up and are being tested in various cancers during different stages of treatment. With the increasing use of immune checkpoint inhibitors in the management of various types of cancers, the question is raised as to what next can be offered to a patient who has progressed on this newer treatment. Does Sequence matter? There have been reports of improved responses to chemotherapy after immunotherapy in the form of vaccines...
October 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207154/adipose-derived-stem-cell-conditioned-medium-attenuates-cisplatin-triggered-apoptosis-in-tongue-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#19
Yu-Jen Chiu, Jai-Sing Yang, Han-Shui Hsu, Chi-Han Tsai, Hsu Ma
Autologous fat grafting procedures have noted a markedly increased frequency, not only for cosmetic purposes, but also for deformities after head and neck cancer and breast cancer surgery. Carcinogenesis is always a major concern in cell therapy-related issues. However, there is no literature discussing this issue in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma patients. To evaluate the interaction of tongue cancer cells and adipose-derived stem cells, we performed a series of in vitro experiments. Our results demonstrated that cisplatin significantly reduced the viabilities of SCC‑25 and CAL‑27 cells in a concentration-dependent manner, but it had low cytotoxicity in cisplatin-resistant CAL‑27 (CAR) cells...
December 1, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206328/nutritional-and-hematologic-markers-as-predictors-of-risk-of-surgical-site-infection-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer-undergoing-major-oncologic-surgery
#20
Ho-Jin Son, Jong-Lyel Roh, Seung-Ho Choi, Soon Yuhl Nam, Sang Yoon Kim
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infection is a complication of surgery for patients with head and neck cancer. We examined the risk factors for surgical site infection in patients undergoing surgery for head and neck cancer. METHODS: The study involved 369 patients who underwent surgery for head and neck cancer. Hematological and nutritional parameters were measured preoperatively and postoperatively. Univariate and multivariate analyses were used to determine the risk factors for surgical site infection...
December 5, 2017: Head & Neck
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