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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918183/survival-after-surgery-for-oral-cancer-a-30-year-experience
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T K Ong, C Murphy, A B Smith, A N Kanatas, D A Mitchell
Oral squamous cell carcinoma is the most common intraoral malignancy, for which we advocate radical primary resection with adjuvant treatment where indicated. The main aims of this paper are to identify the overall survival of a consecutive series of patients and to relate survival to clinical and pathological factors. Kaplan-Meier curves were produced for site, sex, TNM status, and use of postoperative radiotherapy. The data were analysed using IBM SPSS Statistics for Windows and probabilities of less than 0...
September 13, 2017: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916201/targeting-heparanase-to-the-mammary-epithelium-enhances-mammary-gland-development-and-promotes-tumor-growth-and-metastasis
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Ilanit Boyango, Uri Barash, Liat Fux, Inna Naroditsky, Neta Ilan, Israel Vlodavsky
Heparanase is an endoglucuronidase that uniquely cleaves the heparan sulfate side chains of heparan sulfate proteoglycans. This activity ultimately alters the structural integrity of the ECM and basement membrane that becomes more prone to cellular invasion by metastatic cancer cells and cells of the immune system. In addition, enzymatically inactive heparanase was found to facilitate the proliferation and survival of cancer cells by activation of signaling molecules such as Akt, Src, signal transducer and activation of transcription (Stat), and epidermal growth factor receptor...
September 12, 2017: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904865/mouse-glutamate-carboxypeptidase%C3%A2-ii-gcpii-has-a-similar-enzyme-activity-and-inhibition-profile-but-a-different-tissue-distribution-to-human-gcpii
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Tomáš Knedlík, Barbora Vorlová, Václav Navrátil, Jan Tykvart, František Sedlák, Šimon Vaculín, Miloslav Franěk, Pavel Šácha, Jan Konvalinka
Glutamate carboxypeptidase II (GCPII), also known as prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) or folate hydrolase, is a metallopeptidase expressed predominantly in the human brain and prostate. GCPII expression is considerably increased in prostate carcinoma, and the enzyme also participates in glutamate excitotoxicity in the brain. Therefore, GCPII represents an important diagnostic marker of prostate cancer progression and a putative target for the treatment of both prostate cancer and neuronal disorders associated with glutamate excitotoxicity...
September 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903405/uptake-of-psma-ligands-in-normal-tissues-is-dependent-on-tumor-load-in-patients-with-prostate-cancer
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Florian C Gaertner, Khalil Halabi, Hojjat Ahmadzadehfar, Stefan Kürpig, Elisabeth Eppard, Charalambos Kotsikopoulos, Nikolaos Liakos, Ralph A Bundschuh, Holger Strunk, Markus Essler
Radioligand therapy (RLT) with Lu-177-labeled PSMA-ligands is a new therapy option for prostate cancer. Biodistribution in normal tissues is of interest for therapy planning. We evaluated if the biodistribution of Ga-68-PSMA-11 is influenced by tumor load. RESULTS: In patients with high tumor load, SUVmean was reduced to 61.5% in the lacrimal glands, to 56.6% in the parotid glands, to 63.7% in the submandibular glands, to 61.3% in the sublingual glands and to 55.4% in the kidneys (p < 0...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900283/a-multiplex-preclinical-model-for-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-of-the-salivary-gland-identifies-regorafenib-as-a-potential-therapeutic-drug
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Chen Chen, Sujata Choudhury, Darawalee Wangsa, Chamille J Lescott, Devan J Wilkins, Praathibha Sripadhan, Xuefeng Liu, Danny Wangsa, Thomas Ried, Christopher Moskaluk, Michael J Wick, Eric Glasgow, Richard Schlegel, Seema Agarwal
Adenoid cystic carcinomas (ACC) are rare salivary gland cancers with a high incidence of metastases. In order to study this tumor type, a reliable model system exhibiting the molecular features of this tumor is critical, but none exists, thereby inhibiting in-vitro studies and the analysis of metastatic behavior. To address this deficiency, we have coupled an efficient method to establish tumor cell cultures, conditional reprogramming (CR), with a rapid, reproducible and robust in-vivo zebrafish model. We have established cell cultures from two individual ACC PDX tumors that maintain the characteristic MYB translocation...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891406/clinical-practice-guideline-evaluation-of-the-neck-mass-in-adults
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Melissa A Pynnonen, M Boyd Gillespie, Benjamin Roman, Richard M Rosenfeld, David E Tunkel, Laura Bontempo, Itzhak Brook, Davoren Ann Chick, Maria Colandrea, Sandra A Finestone, Jason C Fowler, Christopher C Griffith, Zeb Henson, Corinna Levine, Vikas Mehta, Andrew Salama, Joseph Scharpf, Deborah R Shatzkes, Wendy B Stern, Jay S Youngerman, Maureen D Corrigan
Objective Neck masses are common in adults, but often the underlying etiology is not easily identifiable. While infections cause most of the neck masses in children, most persistent neck masses in adults are neoplasms. Malignant neoplasms far exceed any other etiology of adult neck mass. Importantly, an asymptomatic neck mass may be the initial or only clinically apparent manifestation of head and neck cancer, such as squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), lymphoma, thyroid, or salivary gland cancer. Evidence suggests that a neck mass in the adult patient should be considered malignant until proven otherwise...
September 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891033/targeted-alpha-therapy-of-mcrpc-dosimetry-estimate-of-213-bismuth-psma-617
#7
Clemens Kratochwil, Karl Schmidt, Ali Afshar-Oromieh, Frank Bruchertseifer, Hendrik Rathke, Alfred Morgenstern, Uwe Haberkorn, Frederik L Giesel
PURPOSE: PSMA-617 is a small molecule targeting the prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA). In this work, we estimate the radiation dosimetry for this ligand labeled with the alpha-emitter (213)Bi. METHODS: Three patients with metastatic prostate cancer underwent PET scans 0.1 h, 1 h, 2 h, 3 h, 4 h and 5 h after injection of (68)Ga-PSMA-617. Source organs were kidneys, liver, spleen, salivary glands, bladder, red marrow and representative tumor lesions...
September 11, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881386/heterogeneous-impact-of-smoking-on-major-salivary-gland-cancer-according-to-histopathological-subtype-a-case-control-study
#8
Michi Sawabe, Hidemi Ito, Taishi Takahara, Isao Oze, Daisuke Kawakita, Yasushi Yatabe, Yasuhisa Hasegawa, Shingo Murakami, Keitaro Matsuo
BACKGROUND: Major salivary gland cancers (M-SGCs) are rare, and have distinct heterogeneous histopathological subtypes. To the authors' knowledge, no consistent evidence of an association between cigarette smoking and the risk of M-SGCs has appeared to date. Furthermore, evidence of potential heterogeneity in the impact of smoking on histopathological subtypes is scarce, despite the fact that the histopathological subtypes of M-SGC exhibit different genetic features. METHODS: The authors conducted a case-control study to investigate the association between smoking and M-SGC by histopathological subtype...
September 7, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875091/demographics-of-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-a-single-institution-experience
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George S Stoyanov, Martina Kitanova, Deyan L Dzhenkov, Peter Ghenev, Nikolay Sapundzhiev
Introduction Head and neck cancer (HNC) comprises a diverse group of oncological entities, originating from various tissue types and organ localizations, situated in the topographical regions of the head and neck (H&N). This single institution retrospective study was aimed at establishing the HNC patient demographics and categorizing the individual incidence of H&N malignancies, regarding their organ of origin and main histopathological type. Materials and methods All histologically verified cases of HNC from a single tertiary referral center were reviewed in a descriptive retrospective manner...
July 2, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871434/cutaneous-and-mucosal-manifestations-of-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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REVIEW
Elena Generali, Antonio Costanzo, Carlo Mainetti, Carlo Selmi
Sjögren's syndrome is currently considered an "autoimmune epithelitis," as exocrine glands, especially salivary and lacrimal, are progressively destructed by an immune-mediated process associated with specific serum autoantibodies and local lymphocyte infiltrate. Xerostomia remains a key complain in patients with Sjögren's syndrome but should be evaluated also for other causes such as xerogenic medications, followed by radiation and chemotherapy for head and neck cancers, hormone disorders, infections, or other connective tissue diseases...
September 4, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865517/management-of-radiation-toxicity-in-head-and-neck-cancers
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REVIEW
Farzan Siddiqui, Benjamin Movsas
Head and neck cancers account for approximately 3% of all cancers in the United States with 62,000 new cases diagnosed annually. The global incidence is approximately 700,000 new cases a year. There has also been a recent increase in human papilloma virus-related oropharyngeal cancers. External beam radiation therapy (RT) is commonly used as an effective therapy for head and neck (H&N) cancers. This is used as a definitive treatment (alone or in combination with chemotherapy) or as an adjuvant treatment after surgical resection of the tumors...
October 2017: Seminars in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861706/xerostomia-quality-of-life-scale-xeqols-questionnaire-validation-of-italian-version-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients
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Luciana Lastrucci, Silvia Bertocci, Vittorio Bini, Simona Borghesi, Roberta De Majo, Andrea Rampini, Pietro Giovanni Gennari, Paola Pernici
AIM: To translate the Xerostomia Quality-of-Life Scale (XeQoLS) into Italian language (XeQoLS-IT). Xerostomia is the most relevant acute and late toxicity in patients with head and neck cancer treated with radiotherapy (RT). Patient-reported outcome (PRO) instruments are subjective report on patient perception of health status. The XeQoLS consists of 15 items and measures the impact of salivary gland dysfunction and xerostomia on the four major domains of oral health-related QoL. METHODS: The XeQoLS-IT was created through a linguistic validation multi-step process: forward translation (TF), backward translation (TB) and administration of the questionnaire to 35 Italian patients with head and neck cancer...
August 31, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852132/identification-of-the-protective-mechanisms-of-lactoferrin-in-the-irradiated-salivary-gland
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Manabu Sakai, Takumi Matsushita, Ryoko Hoshino, Hitomi Ono, Kazuki Ikai, Takayoshi Sakai
Radiotherapy is commonly used in patients with head and neck cancer, and usually results in irreversible salivary glands damage and hypofunction. It is therefore important to manage such irradiation to prevent damage to the salivary glands. A previous study showed that Lactoferrin (LF) has a radioprotective effect, but the mechanism was not determined in salivary glands. In the present study, we investigated the detailed radioprotective effect of LF using both ex vivo submandibular salivary gland organ culture and ICR male mice in vivo...
August 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851495/intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-in-head-and-neck-cancer-an-update-for-oral-and-maxillofacial-surgeons
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REVIEW
P A Brennan, K L Bradley, M Brands
Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), a relatively new method of delivering radiotherapy, can precisely target a point within a specific tumour and reduce the dose to nearby anatomical structures. This is particularly important in the head and neck where radiotherapy can easily and irreparably damage the salivary glands, spinal cord, and eyes, and where, with increasingly better outcomes and survival, late complications of conventional radiotherapy (including osteoradionecrosis of the cervical spine) can be difficult to manage...
August 26, 2017: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844126/the-effect-of-different-routes-of-injection-of-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-parotid-glands-of-rats-receiving-cisplatin-a-comparative-study
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Eman Hany, Mohammed A Sobh, Mazen T Abou ElKhier, Heba M ElSabaa, Ahmed R Zaher
Background and Objectives: Cisplatin is a powerful antitumor chemotherapeutic agent that is widely used in the treatment of many cancers but it has many side effects on many organs including salivary glands. Bone marrow is considered to be a rich environment that comprises many types of stem cells of which BMSCs (Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells) are the most studied with potentiality to differentiate into many cell types. This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of different routes of injection of BMSCs on parotid glands of rats receiving cisplatin...
August 31, 2017: International Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842747/increased-sox2-expression-in-salivary-gland-carcinoma-ex-pleomorphic-adenoma-progression-an-association-with-adverse-outcome
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Bruno Tavares Sedassari, Maria Fernanda Setúbal Destro Rodrigues, Thalita Santana Conceição, Fernanda Viviane Mariano, Venâncio Avancini Ferreira Alves, Fábio Daumas Nunes, Albina Altemani, Suzana Cantanhede Orsini Machado de Sousa
SOX2 is a regulatory factor of embryonic stem cells that has been implicated in carcinogenesis and cancer progression. We aimed to investigate the potential role of SOX2 in the stepwise progression from pleomorphic adenoma (PA) to invasive carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma (CXPA), evaluating its prognostic significance as well. Thirty PAs without malignant transformation and 25 CXPAs presenting both luminal or myoepithelial differentiation (7 intracapsular and 18 extracapsular) were evaluated immunohistochemically for SOX2 expression...
August 25, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840842/chemokine-and-chemokine-receptor-patterns-in-patients-with-benign-and-malignant-salivary-gland-tumors-a-distinct-role-for-ccr7
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Mohammad Reza Haghshenas, Mohammad Javad Ashraf, Bijan Khademi, Abbas Ghaderi, Nasrollah Erfani, Mahboobeh Razmkhah
To explore the molecular mechanisms involved in pathophysiology of malignant and benign salivary gland tumors (SGTs), we investigated main tumor-inducing chemokines and chemokine receptors, CXCL12/CXCR4/ACKR3 (CXCR7), CXCR3/CXCL10, CCR5/CCL5, CCL21/CCR7, CCL2, CCR4, CXCR5, CCR6, and CXCL8 in tumor tissues. Parotid tissues were obtained from 30 patients with malignant and benign SGTs. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) was employed to determine the mRNA expression pattern of the mentioned chemokines/chemokine receptors and immunohistochemistry (IHC) was performed to verify the expression of CCR7...
March 1, 2017: European Cytokine Network
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838774/the-role-of-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-in-the-prevention-and-management-of-radiation-induced-complications-of-the-head-and-neck-%C3%A2-a-systematic-review-of-literature
#18
P Ravi, D Vaishnavi, A Gnanam, V B Krishnakumar Raja
Radiation therapy for the treatment of head and neck cancer can injure normal tissues and have devastating side effects. Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) is known to reduce the severity of radiation-induced injury by promoting wound healing. While most of the research in literature has focused on its efficacy in osteonecrosis, HBO has other proven benefits as well. The aim of this review was to identify the various benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in patients who have undergone radiation for head and neck cancer...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834233/a-pattern-based-risk-stratification-scheme-for-salivary-gland-cytology-a-multi-institutional-interobserver-variability-study-to-determine-applicability
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Christopher C Griffith, Alessandra C Schmitt, Liron Pantanowitz, Sara E Monaco
BACKGROUND: Salivary gland aspiration cytology is useful in the preoperative management of patients but remains challenging, because of the extensive morphologic overlap of some tumors limits the ability to always determine the presence of malignancy. In response to this challenge, there has been increasing drive to develop a risk-based categorization scheme for salivary gland aspirates. Herein, the authors examine the interobserver variability of 1 such pattern and risk-based system...
August 21, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821924/-89-zr-labeled-nivolumab-for-imaging-of-t-cell-infiltration-in-a-humanized-murine-model-of-lung-cancer
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Christopher G England, Dawei Jiang, Emily B Ehlerding, Brian T Rekoske, Paul A Ellison, Reinier Hernandez, Todd E Barnhart, Douglas G McNeel, Peng Huang, Weibo Cai
PURPOSE: Nivolumab is a human monoclonal antibody specific for programmed cell death-1 (PD-1), a negative regulator of T-cell activation and response. Acting as an immune checkpoint inhibitor, nivolumab binds to PD-1 expressed on the surface of many immune cells and prevents ligation by its natural ligands. Nivolumab is only effective in a subset of patients, and there is limited evidence supporting its use for diagnostic, monitoring, or stratification purposes. METHODS: (89)Zr-Df-nivolumab was synthesized to map the biodistribution of PD-1-expressing tumor infiltrating T-cells in vivo using a humanized murine model of lung cancer...
August 19, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
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