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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773816/experimental-investigation-of-radiobiology-in-head-and-neck-cancer-cell-lines-as-a-function-of-hpv-status-by-mtt-assay
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Paul Reid, Puthenparampil Wilson, Yanrui Li, Loredana G Marcu, Alexander H Staudacher, Michael P Brown, Eva Bezak
Head and neck cancers (HNCs) are aggressive epithelial tumours frequently treated using radiation. HNC biology shows distinctions dependent on the oncologic involvement of the human papilloma virus (HPV). Clinically, HPV positive HNCs respond better to radiotherapy but few in vitro data demonstrate radiobiological differences explaining differences in clinical outcomes. This pilot study examined radiobiological responses to irradiation and subsequent regeneration in two HNC cell lines (HPV positive and negative)...
May 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761228/patterns-of-care-analysis-for-head-neck-cancer-of-unknown-primary-site-a-survey-inside-the-german-society-of-radiation-oncology-degro
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Jens Müller von der Grün, Dimitra Bon, Claus Rödel, Panagiotis Balermpas
BACKGROUND: Due to the absence of randomized trials, the optimal management for squamous cell cancer of unknown primary in the head and neck region (SCCHN CUP) remains controversial. Current strategies are based on retrospective studies, clinical experience, and institutional policies. METHODS: An anonymous questionnaire with a total of 24 questions was created and distributed by the use of an online version (Google Forms®, Google, Mountain View, CA, USA) as well as a printout version as equivalent option...
May 14, 2018: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752328/soft-tissue-sarcoma-version-2-2018-nccn-clinical-practice-guidelines-in-oncology
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Margaret von Mehren, R Lor Randall, Robert S Benjamin, Sarah Boles, Marilyn M Bui, Kristen N Ganjoo, Suzanne George, Ricardo J Gonzalez, Martin J Heslin, John M Kane, Vicki Keedy, Edward Kim, Henry Koon, Joel Mayerson, Martin McCarter, Sean V McGarry, Christian Meyer, Zachary S Morris, Richard J O'Donnell, Alberto S Pappo, I Benjamin Paz, Ivy A Petersen, John D Pfeifer, Richard F Riedel, Bernice Ruo, Scott Schuetze, William D Tap, Jeffrey D Wayne, Mary Anne Bergman, Jillian L Scavone
Soft tissue sarcomas (STS) are rare solid tumors of mesenchymal cell origin that display a heterogenous mix of clinical and pathologic characteristics. STS can develop from fat, muscle, nerves, blood vessels, and other connective tissues. The evaluation and treatment of patients with STS requires a multidisciplinary team with demonstrated expertise in the management of these tumors. The complete NCCN Guidelines for STS provide recommendations for the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of extremity/superficial trunk/head and neck STS, as well as intra-abdominal/retroperitoneal STS, gastrointestinal stromal tumors, desmoid tumors, and rhabdomyosarcoma...
May 2018: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743120/cavernous-sinus-involvement-in-human-papillomavirus-associated-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-case-report-of-an-atypical-site-of-distant-metastasis
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David Forner, Derek Wilke, Matthew H Rigby, Sidney Croul, Anuradha Mishra, Emad Massoud, David B Clarke, Nathan Lamond
BACKGROUND: HPV-associated OSCC (HPV-OSCC) has been determined to be a distinct disease entity from non-HPV associated OSCC. Patients affected by HPV-OSCC generally have a more favourable prognosis, with improved rates of locoregional control and survival compared with their non-HPV counterparts. Despite this, HPV-OSCC has a similar rate of distant metastases. Interestingly, recent evidence has emerged that demonstrates more frequent atypical metastasis patterns when compared to non-HPV associated disease...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730061/computed-tomographic-angiographic-perforator-localization-for-virtual-surgical-planning-of-osteocutaneous-fibular-free-flaps-in-head-and-neck-reconstruction
#5
Kyle S Ettinger, Amy E Alexander, Kevin Arce
Virtual surgical planning (VSP), computer-aided design and computer-aided modeling, and 3-dimensional printing are 3 distinct technologies that have become increasingly used in head and neck oncology and microvascular reconstruction. Although each of these technologies has long been used for treatment planning in other surgical disciplines, such as craniofacial surgery, trauma surgery, temporomandibular joint surgery, and orthognathic surgery, its widespread use in head and neck reconstructive surgery remains a much more recent event...
April 10, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728842/patients-characteristics-informing-practice-improving-individualized-nursing-care-in-the-radiation-oncology-setting
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Pauline M Rose
PURPOSE: A large number of patients attend for radiotherapy daily. Primary nurses in the study settings aim to individualize care for their patients. The individual characteristics of patients may determine their perceptions of nursing care, and provide guidance in tailoring their care. This study aimed to assess patients' personal characteristics on their perceptions of individualized care (IC) provided by nurses during a course of radiotherapy, and to determine predictor variables that may inform nursing practice...
May 4, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728730/awake-tracheostomy-indications-complications-and-outcome
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Doron Sagiv, Yuval Nachalon, Jobran Mansour, Eran Glikson, Eran E Alon, Arkadi Yakirevitch, Gideon Bachar, Michael Wolf, Adi Primov-Fever
BACKGROUND: Awake tracheostomy (AT) is aimed at securing the airway of patients with upper airway obstruction when other means are not feasible or have failed. Reports on AT in the literature are scarce. The goal of this study was to review our experience with the indications, complications and outcome of AT. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted on all ATs performed between 2010 and 2016 in two university-affiliated, tertiary medical centers. Data on demographics, indications, techniques, urgency and postoperative complications were retrieved from the medical charts...
May 4, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727305/improving-aesthetic-outcomes-after-head-and-neck-reconstruction
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Ayham Al Afif, H Kendal Uys, S Mark Taylor
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Tremendous advancements have been made in head and neck reconstruction following oncologic resection. Despite this, many patients are left with disfiguring postoperative changes. The focus of this review highlights various techniques aimed at improving aesthetic outcomes following head and neck cancer therapy, with a focus on liposuction and fat augmentation. RECENT FINDINGS: Over the past decade, the use of liposuction in treating lymphedema after head and neck cancer therapy has showed promising results...
May 2, 2018: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720267/efficacy-of-postoperative-pain-management-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients
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Ashley Hinther, Steven C Nakoneshny, Shamir P Chandarana, T Wayne Matthews, Joseph C Dort
BACKGROUND: Our study quantifies the effectiveness of perioperative pain control in a cohort of patients undergoing major head and neck surgery with free flap reconstruction. Our long-term goal is to improve pain control and thereby increase mobility, decrease postoperative complications and decrease hospital stay. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed at a tertiary, academic head and neck surgical oncology program in Calgary, Alberta, Canada from January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708355/-quality-of-life-after-high-dose-brachytherapy-in-patients-with-early-oral-carcinoma
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Helena Doležalová, Nicole Blechová, Jiří Petera
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of head and neck tumors has continually increased over the past decades, which is a serious medical and social problem. This study retrospectively assessed the quality of life of patients with early-stage oral cavity tumors after high-dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Quality of life was evaluated in 14 patients with early-onset oral cavity tumors who underwent HDR brachytherapy at the Department of Oncology and Radiotherapy, University Hospital Hradec Kralove...
2018: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29704209/neurologic-manifestations-of-elderly-patients-with-cancer
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Bernardo Cacho-Díaz, Nydia A Lorenzana-Mendoza, Gervith Reyes-Soto, José A Ávila-Funes, Ana P Navarrete-Reyes
BACKGROUND: The incidence of cancer is an age-related phenomenon; therefore, the interest on clinical manifestations, diagnostic approach and treatment strategies for older patients diagnosed with cancer has increased lately. Neurologic symptoms are one of the main reasons for consultation and a common cause of decreased quality of life among cancer patients. AIMS: To identify the neurologic manifestations of patients ≥ 65 years of age diagnosed with cancer and compare them to those presented by a younger population...
April 27, 2018: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29698934/a-review-of-clinical-radioprotection-and-chemoprotection-for-oral-mucositis
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REVIEW
Bryan Oronsky, Sharad Goyal, Michelle M Kim, Pedro Cabrales, Michelle Lybeck, Scott Caroen, Neil Oronsky, Erica Burbano, Corey Carter, Arnold Oronsky
The first tenet of medicine, "primum non nocere" or "first, do no harm", is not always compatible with oncological interventions e.g., chemotherapy, targeted therapy and radiation, since they commonly result in significant toxicities. One of the more frequent and serious treatment-induced toxicities is mucositis and particularly oral mucositis (OM) described as inflammation, atrophy and breakdown of the mucosa or lining of the oral cavity. The sequelae of oral mucositis (OM), which include pain, odynodysphagia, dysgeusia, decreased oral intake and systemic infection, frequently require treatment delays, interruptions and discontinuations that not only negatively impact quality of life but also tumor control and survivorship...
April 23, 2018: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697144/penalised-maximum-likelihood-simultaneous-longitudinal-pet-image-reconstruction-with-difference-image-priors
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Sam Ellis, Andrew J Reader
PURPOSE: Many clinical contexts require the acquisition of multiple positron emission tomography (PET) scans of a single subject, for example to observe and quantify changes in functional behaviour in tumours after treatment in oncology. Typically, the datasets from each of these scans are reconstructed individually, without exploiting the similarities between them. We have recently shown that sharing information between longitudinal PET datasets by penalising voxel-wise differences during image reconstruction can improve reconstructed images by reducing background noise and increasing the contrast-to-noise ratio of high activity lesions...
April 26, 2018: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690934/multi-dimensional-analysis-of-oral-cavity-and-oropharyngeal-defects-following-cancer-extirpation-surgery-a-cadaveric-study
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Sherif Idris, Alex M Mlynarek, Khalid Ansari, Jeffrey R Harris, Nabil Rizk, David Cote, Daniel A O'Connell, Heather Allen, Peter Dziegielewski, Hadi Seikaly
BACKGROUND: Defects following resection of tumors in the head and neck region are complex; more detailed and defect-specific reconstruction would likely result in better functional and cosmetic outcomes. The objectives of our study were: 1) to improve the understanding of the two- and three-dimensional nature of oral cavity and oropharyngeal defects following oncological resection and 2) to assess the geometric dimensions and the shapes of fasciocutaneous free flaps and locoregional tissue flaps required for reconstruction of these defects...
April 24, 2018: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681940/variation-of-energy-in-photobiomodulation-for-the-control-of-radiotherapy-induced-oral-mucositis-a-clinical-study-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients
#15
Cizelene do Carmo Faleiros Veloso Guedes, Silas Antonio Juvencio de Freitas Filho, Paulo Rogério de Faria, Adriano Mota Loyola, Robinson Sabino-Silva, Sérgio Vitorino Cardoso
Oral mucositis (OM) is a frequent and severe adverse effect of therapy against head and neck cancer. Photobiomodulation with the low-power laser is known to be effective against OM, but the diversity of protocols and the possibility of stimulating residual tumor cells are still obstacles. The present study aimed to compare two doses of laser energy delivered to the oral mucosa of patients under oncologic treatment for head and neck cancer, looking for differences in the control of mucositis, as well as in the frequency of tumoral recurrences...
2018: International Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681201/cost-effectiveness-vs-affordability-in-the-age-of-immuno-oncology-cancer-drugs
#16
George Dranitsaris, Xiaofu Zhu, Georges Adunlin, Mark D Vincent
After years of setback, cancer immunotherapy has begun to yield clinical dividends, which are changing the treatment landscape and offering cancer patients the potential for long-term survival, reduced treatment-related toxicity and improved quality-of-life. Using the immune system to treat cancer is known as 'Immuno-oncology' (IO) and agents are sub-classified by their ability to enhance anti-tumor response or to direct the immune system to attack cancer cells via tumor-associated antigens. Areas covered: Clinical trials have demonstrated the effectiveness of several IO agents in many disease sites such as early and advanced stage melanoma, advanced non-small cell lung cancer, bladder, head and neck, gastric, kidney as well as Hodgkin's lymphoma...
April 25, 2018: Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669181/racial-disparity-in-oncologic-and-quality-of-life-outcomes-in-patients-with-locally-advanced-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinomas-enrolled-in-a-randomized-phase-2-trial
#17
Margaret K Guerriero, Mary W Redman, Kelsey K Baker, Renato G Martins, Keith Eaton, Laura Q Chow, Rafael Santana-Davila, Christina Baik, Bernardo H Goulart, Sylvia Lee, Cristina P Rodriguez
BACKGROUND: To better understand patient-reported quality of life (PRQOL) for patients with head and neck cancer, PRQOL scores were collected in a clinical trial. METHODS: Patients were randomized to arm A (70 Gy of radiation with cisplatin) or arm B (70 Gy of radiation with cisplatin plus erlotinib at 150 mg daily). PRQOL scores were measured on days -7 (arm B only), 0, 30, and 180 with the University of Washington Quality of Life Questionnaire. Associations with clinical factors and outcomes were explored with linear mixed, logistic, and Cox regression models...
April 18, 2018: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662536/attrition-as-one-of-the-challenges-of-developing-a-palliative-care-centre-experience-of-the-indian-institute-of-head-and-neck-oncology-indore-india
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EDITORIAL
Digpal Dharkar
Palliative care is an essential component of health care delivery. With respect to India, currently, despite rapid socio economic development, there are tremendous challenges in offering institutional palliative care due to several factors. A major factor has been an acute shortage of trained palliative care professionals. Another has been the fact that the majority of India's population is not covered by any health insurance. We describe the problems, including attrition faced by the Indian Institute of Head and Neck Oncology, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh...
2018: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660835/pdgfra-mrna-overexpression-is-associated-with-regional-metastasis-and-reduced-survival-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#19
Hui Shan Ong, Sandhya Gokavarapu, Zhen Tian, Jiang Li, Qin Xu, Chen Ping Zhang, Wei Cao
BACKGROUND: Platelet-derived growth factor alpha (PDGFRA) is a gene encoding tyrosine kinase receptor and both EGFR and PDGFRA activate tyrosine kinase. The implication of PGFRA in many cancers and its prognostic significance irrespective to EGFR status in spinal chordoma, gliomas and uterine cancers has shown a need for its investigation in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). We investigated the prognostic value of PDGFRA mRNA expression in OSCC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study was conducted in the department of oral maxillofacial surgery-head and neck oncology, at a tertiary hospital...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657686/extraskeletal-myxoid-chondrosarcoma-of-nasopharynx-an-oncologic-entity-rarely-reported
#20
Abhishek Purkayastha, Neelam Sharma, Vibha Dutta
Extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma (ESMC) is an extremely rare variant of chondrosarcoma accounting for less than 10% cases. It affects mainly the soft tissues of the proximal end of long bones. Its incidence in the head and neck region is less than 5%. This case presented in the nasopharynx, an exceedingly unusual site for ESMC in a 60-year-old female with left-sided nasal obstruction and occasional epistaxis of one-year duration. Biopsy from the nasopharyngeal mass was suggestive of low-grade chondrosarcoma...
March 2018: Oman Medical Journal
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