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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149504/mybl1-rearrangements-and-myb-amplification-in-breast-adenoid-cystic-carcinomas-lacking-the-myb-nfib-fusion-gene
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Jisun Kim, Felipe C Geyer, Luciano G Martelotto, Charlotte K Y Ng, Raymond S Lim, Pier Selenica, Anqi Li, Fresia Pareja, Nicola Fusco, Marcia Edelweiss, Rahul Kumar, Rodrigo Gularte-Merida, Andre N Forbes, Ekta Khurana, Odette Mariani, Sunil Badve, Anne Vincent-Salomon, Larry Norton, Jorge S Reis-Filho, Britta Weigelt
Breast adenoid cystic carcinoma (AdCC), a rare type of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), has been shown to be driven by MYB pathway activation, most often underpinned by the MYB-NFIB fusion gene. Alternative genetic mechanisms, such as MYBL1 rearrangements, have been reported in MYB-NFIB-negative salivary gland AdCCs. Here we report on the molecular characterization by massively parallel sequencing of four breast AdCCs lacking the MYB-NFIB fusion gene. In two cases, we identified MYBL1 rearrangements (MYBL1-ACTN1 and MYBL1-NFIB), which were associated with MYBL1 overexpression...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147434/acute-radiation-induced-changes-in-sprague-dawley-rat-submandibular-glands-a-histomorphometric-analysis
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Manu Krishnan, Aatish Tennavan, Seema Saraswathy, Tarun Sekhri, Ajay Kumar Singh, Velu Nair
Background: Radiation-induced xerostomia is a distressing clinical condition that starts appearing from the initial stages of radiotherapy in head and neck cancer patients. Though submandibular glands contribute to maximum of the "resting salivary" secretions, most of the acute xerostomia experiments so far reported have been on animal parotid glands. Therefore, we assessed and quantified the histologic changes in submandibular glands of Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats using histomorphometry, 24 hours after radiation...
April 2017: World Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134827/serum-plasma-and-saliva-biomarkers-for-head-and-neck-cancer
#3
Lidia Maria Rebolho Batista Arantes, Ana Carolina de Carvalho, Matias Eliseo Melendez, André Lopes Carvalho
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) encompasses tumors arising from several locations (oral and nasal cavities, paranasal sinuses, salivary glands, pharynx, and larynx) and currently stands as the sixth most common cancer worldwide. The most important risk factors identified so far are tobacco and alcohol consumption, and, for a subgroup of HNSCCs, infection with high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV). Despite several improvements in the treatment of these tumors in the last decades, overall survival rates have only improved marginally, mainly due to the advanced clinical stage at diagnosis and the high rates of treatment failure associated with this late diagnosis...
November 14, 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131559/diagnostic-challenges-and-problem-cases-in-salivary-gland-cytology-a-20-year-experience
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Sajad Salehi, Zahra Maleki
BACKGROUND: Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) is routinely performed to evaluate salivary gland lesions, and provides valuable information regarding the cytomorphologic features of the lesions. Occasionally, there are overlaps between benign and malignant conditions due to heterogeneity of the cell types, metaplastic changes, and sampling issues. Herein, the authors present a retrospective study of diagnostic pitfalls in salivary gland cytology and the simulating conditions. METHODS: A 20-year retrospective review (1995-2015) of medical records was performed searching for the cytology reports of patients who underwent FNA of the salivary gland with the words "amendment" or "revision...
November 13, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126490/dental-management-of-patients-who-have-undergone-oral-cancer-therapy
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REVIEW
Alessandro Villa, Sunday O Akintoye
Oral cancer therapies are associated with orofacial complications that could result in dose-limiting cancer treatment and consequent suboptimal tumor control. Oral cancer treatment complications include oral mucositis, salivary gland hypofunction, odontogenic infections, pain, dermatitis, neurotoxicity, soft tissue fibrosis, trismus, osteoradionecrosis, and potential cancer recurrence. These complications significantly affect cancer survivorship, quality of life, and psychosocial status. Effective dental management of patients with oral cancer involves the coordination of care among several health care professionals before, during, and after cancer therapy...
January 2018: Dental Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114601/elective-nodal-dose-of-60%C3%A2-gy-or-50%C3%A2-gy-in-head-and-neck-cancers-a-matched-pair-analysis-of-outcomes-and-toxicity
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Vedang Murthy, Lavanya Gurram, Sadhana Kannan, Minakshi Gandhi, Tejpal Gupta, Sarbani Ghosh Laskar, Ashwini Budrukkar, Jai Prakash Agarwal
Purpose: The main objective of this study was to evaluate appropriate doses for elective nodal irradiation (ENI) in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) patients to optimize the therapeutic ratio. Methods and materials: A matched pair analysis of 2 similar cohorts of HNSCC treated with intensity modulated radiation therapy with different dose prescriptions to the elective nodal regions was conducted. One group received 60 Gy, whereas the other received 50 Gy (ENI60 and ENI50 groups, respectively)...
July 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109791/can-molecular-profiling-enhance-radiotherapy-impact-of-personalized-targeted-gold-nanoparticles-on-radiosensitivity-and-imaging-of-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma
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Inbal Hazkani, Menachem Motiei, Oshra Betzer, Tamar Sadan, Dimitri Bragilovski, Leon Lubimov, Aviram Mizrachi, Tuvia Hadar, Mattan Levi, Irit Ben-Aharon, Izhack Haviv, Rachela Popovtzer, Aron Popovtzer
Personalized molecular profiling has an established role in selection of treatment for metastatic disease; however, its role in improving radiosensitivity and functional imaging has not been evaluated. In the current study, we examined molecular profiling as a tool for designing personalized targeted gold nanoparticles (GNP) to serve as dual-modal tumor radiosensitizers and functional imaging enhancers. To this end, molecular profiling of a patient's salivary gland adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) was performed, and anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) mutation was detected...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105949/a-model-for-predicting-the-dose-to-the-parotid-glands-based-on-their-relative-overlapping-with-planning-target-volumes-during-helical-radiotherapy
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Cheryl H Millunchick, Heming Zhen, Gage Redler, Yixiang Liao, Julius V Turian
The sparing of the parotid glands in the treatment of head and neck cancers is of clinical relevance as high doses to the salivary glands may result in xerostomia. Xerostomia is a major cause of decreased quality of life for head and neck patients. This paper explores the relationship between the overlap of the target volumes and their expansions with the parotid glands for helical delivery plans and their ability to be spared. Various overlapping volumes were examined, and an overlap with a high statistical relevance was found...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099362/oral-manifestations-of-systemic-disease
#9
Heidi L Gaddey
On examination, the oral cavity may exhibit manifestations of underlying systemic disease and serve as an indicator of overall health. Systemic diseases with oral findings include autoimmune, hematologic, endocrine, and neoplastic processes. Autoimmune disease may manifest as oral ulcerations, changes in the salivary and parotid glands, and changes in the tongue. Patients with hematologic illnesses may present with gingival bleeding or tongue changes such as glossitis, depending on the etiology. Oral changes associated with endocrine illness are variable and depend on the underlying condition...
November 2017: General Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095552/mirna-expression-profile-of-mucoepidermoid-carcinoma
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Nada O Binmadi, John R Basile, Paola Perez, Alessia Gallo, Mayank Tandon, Wael Elias, Shyh-Ing Jang, Ilias Alevizos
OBJECTIVES: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are single-stranded RNAs that have been implicated in cancer initiation and progression and act as tumour suppressors or oncogenes. In this study, miRNA profiling was conducted on the most frequent malignancy of salivary glands, mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC), with comparison to normal tissues. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The TaqMan Human miRNA Cards Array was used for the miRNA profiling of MEC and normal tissues. To validate the differentially expressed miRNAs in MEC, we used real-time PCR (qRT-PCR)...
November 2, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080017/safety-pharmacokinetics-metabolism-and-radiation-dosimetry-of-18-f-tetrafluoroborate-18-f-tfb-in-healthy-human-subjects
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Huailei Jiang, Nicholas R Schmit, Alex R Koenen, Aditya Bansal, Mukesh K Pandey, Robert B Glynn, Bradley J Kemp, Kera L Delaney, Angela Dispenzieri, Jamie N Bakkum-Gamez, Kah-Whye Peng, Stephen J Russell, Tina M Gunderson, Val J Lowe, Timothy R DeGrado
BACKGROUND: (18)F-Tetrafluoroborate ((18)F-TFB) is a promising iodide analog for PET imaging of thyroid cancer and sodium/iodide symporter (NIS) reporter activity in viral therapy applications. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety, pharmacokinetics, biodistribution, and radiation dosimetry of high-specific activity (18)F-TFB in healthy human subjects. METHODS: (18)F-TFB was synthesized with specific activity of 3.2 ± 1.3 GBq/μmol (at the end of synthesis)...
October 27, 2017: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076877/the-role-of-molecular-testing-in-the-differential-diagnosis-of-salivary-gland-carcinomas
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Alena Skálová, Göran Stenman, Roderick H W Simpson, Henrik Hellquist, David Slouka, Tomas Svoboda, Justin A Bishop, Jennifer L Hunt, Ken-Ichi Nibu, Alessandra Rinaldo, Vincent Vander Poorten, Kenneth O Devaney, Petr Steiner, Alfio Ferlito
Salivary gland neoplasms are a morphologically heterogenous group of lesions that are often diagnostically challenging. In recent years, considerable progress in salivary gland taxonomy has been reached by the discovery of tumor type-specific fusion oncogenes generated by chromosome translocations. This review describes the clinicopathologic features of a selected group of salivary gland carcinomas with a focus on their distinctive genomic characteristics. Mammary analog secretory carcinoma is a recently described entity characterized by a t(12;15)(p13;q25) translocation resulting in an ETV6-NTRK3 fusion...
October 26, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061827/lactoperoxidase-an-antimicrobial-milk-protein-as-a-potential-activator-of-carcinogenic-heterocyclic-amines-in-breast-cancer
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Ishfaq Ahmad Sheikh, Essam Hussain Jiffri, Mohammad Amjad Kamal, Ghulam Md Ashraf, Mohd Amin Beg
BACKGROUND: Lactoperoxidase (LPO) is an antimicrobial protein secreted from mammary, salivary and other mucosal glands. It is an important member of heme peroxidase enzymes and the primary peroxidase enzyme present in breast tissues. In addition to the antimicrobial properties, LPO has been shown to be associated with breast cancer etiology. Heterocyclic amines, an important class of environmental and dietary carcinogens, have been increasingly associated with breast cancer etiology. Heterocyclic amines undergo activation in breast tissue as a result of oxidation by LPO...
November 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061130/-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-helps-differentiate-autoimmune-pancreatitis-from-pancreatic-cancer
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Jian Zhang, Guorong Jia, Changjing Zuo, Ningyang Jia, Hui Wang
BACKGROUND: (18)F-FDG PET/CT could satisfactorily show pancreatic and extra-pancreatic lesions in AIP, which can be mistaken for pancreatic cancer (PC). This study aimed to identify (18)F-FDG PET/CT findings that might differentiate AIP from PC. METHODS: FDG-PET/CT findings of 26 AIP and 40 PC patients were reviewed. Pancreatic and extra-pancreatic lesions related findings, including maximum standardized uptake values (SUVmax) and patterns of FDG uptake, were identified and compared...
October 23, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057724/incidence-and-survival-of-oropharyngeal-cancer-in-denmark-a-nation-wide-population-based-study-from-1980-to-2014
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Jakob Schmidt Jensen, David Hebbelstrup Jensen, Christian Grønhøj, Kirstine Kim Schmidt Karnov, Cecilie Nørregaard, Tina Klitmøller Agander, Lena Specht, Christian von Buchwald
BACKGROUND: Oropharyngeal carcinomas (OPCs) constitute a significant and increasing proportion of head and neck carcinomas and are an important global cause of morbidity and mortality. The purpose of this study was to determine trends in incidence and survival in OPC in the Danish population from 1980 to 2014. METHODS: This study included all patients registered in the nationwide Danish Cancer Registry over the period 1980-2014. The age-adjusted incidence rates (AAIR) per 100,000, annual percentage change (APC) and average annual percent change (AAPC) were evaluated...
October 23, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054268/saliva-exosomics-in-cancer-molecular-characterization-of-cancer-derived-exosomes-in-saliva
#16
Taichiro Nonaka, David T W Wong
Exosomes are small membrane vesicles of endocytic origin that are secreted by most cells and detected in saliva. Pathophysiological roles for salivary exosomes are beginning to be recognized in diseases including cancer, highlighting potential biomarkers and biological functions. Since early detection of cancer is vital for successful treatment, salivary exosomes would be advantageous in achieving a better survival rate due to their ready availability and noninvasiveness. The use of salivary exosomes may therefore be promising in the accurate detection of premalignant lesions and early-stage cancers, also for better our understanding of the molecular basis of tumorigenesis...
2017: Enzymes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053216/-suspicious-salivary-gland-fna-risk-of-malignancy-and-interinstitutional-variability
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Zahra Maleki, James Adam Miller, Seyedeh Elham Arab, Guido Fadda, Ping Bo, Olga Wise, Esther Diana Rossi, Nirag Jhala, Chandra Ashish, Syed Z Ali, He Wang
BACKGROUND: Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology is well accepted as a safe, reliable, minimally invasive, and cost-effective method for the diagnosis of salivary gland lesions. Salivary gland neoplasms are often difficult to diagnose because of morphologic heterogeneity and a variety of epithelial metaplastic changes. Hence, a number of salivary gland FNA specimens yield indeterminate results. For indeterminate FNA specimens, the suspicious-for-malignancy (SFM) category is used when a specific neoplasm falls short in quantity or quality for the criteria for malignancy...
October 20, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044862/efficacy-and-safety-of-vinorelbine-plus-cisplatin-chemotherapy-for-patients-with-recurrent-and-or-metastatic-salivary-gland-cancer-of-the-head-and-neck
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Min Hee Hong, Chang Gon Kim, Yoon Woo Koh, Eun Chang Choi, Jinna Kim, Sun Och Yoon, Hye Ryun Kim, Byoung Chul Cho
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of vinorelbine plus cisplatin chemotherapy in patients with recurrent and/or metastatic salivary gland cancer of the head and neck. METHODS: In this single-arm phase II study, patients with recurrent and/or metastatic salivary gland cancer were treated with i.v. vinorelbine (25 mg/m(2) ) on days 1 and 8 plus cisplatin (80 mg/m(2) ) on day 1 every 3 weeks for 4 or 6 cycles. The primary endpoint was the objective response rate...
October 16, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039234/risk-of-development-of-second-primary-head-and-neck-cancer-following-an-index-breast-cancer
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Jessica Yesensky, Alexandra Kyrillos, Kristine Kuchta, Katharine Yao, Chi-Hsiung Wang, Mihir K Bhayani
Objective Many head and neck cancers (HNCs) have genomic features seen in breast malignancy. We sought to analyze the risk of second primary HNC following an index breast cancer. Study Design Retrospective cohort study. Setting National database from the SEER registry (Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results). Subjects and Methods Within the SEER database, 223,423 women diagnosed with index breast cancer from 1992 to 2002 were identified. We calculated standard incidence ratios (SIRs) for all head and neck sites with 10-year follow-up...
October 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019325/ambiguity-of-whole-body-pet-ct-scans-in-diagnosis-of-co-existing-tuberculosis-and-malignancy-is-histopathological-confirmation-mandatory
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Prekshi Chaudhary, Sweety Gupta, Nitin Leekha, Ravi S Rajendra, Shiv S Mishra, Vandana Arora, Sudarsan De, Sandeep Agarwal
INTRODUCTION: Whole body PET CT is an important investigation tool in malignancy patients and helps in ascertaining the metabolic activity and exact stage of the disease. However, like any other investigation, false positive results do exist and certain diseases other than cancer may show increased uptake. Hence, a careful evaluation of PET CT and clinical correlation in malignancy patients is a must to accomplish the suitable treatment. METHODS: In this retrospective observational study, seven cases of cancer with concomitant tuberculosis were included...
September 2017: Gulf Journal of Oncology
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