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Samuel B Pattle, Natasa Utjesanovic, Athena Togo, Lucy Wells, Brendan Conn, Hannah Monaghan, Elizabeth Junor, Ingolfur Johannessen, Kate Cuschieri, Simon Talbot
Squamous cell carcinomas of the hypopharynx (HPSCC) and oropharynx (OPSCC) have markedly different patient outcomes. Differences in HPV prevalence between these two patient groups may account for some of this difference, but other molecular markers of prognosis or pathological phenotype have not been established. Copy number gain of oncogenes is a well-established molecular change contributing to HNSCC development. Quantitative PCR was used to explore copy number gains of specific genes (3q - PIK3CA, TP63; 11q13...
October 17, 2016: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
Zhen Wang, Rong-Hui Xia, Dong-Xia Ye, Jiang Li
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the clinicopathological characteristics, human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, p53 expression, and TP53 mutations in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) and determine their utility as prognostic predictors in a primarily eastern Chinese population. METHODS: The HPV infection status was tested via p16INK4A immunohistochemistry and validated using PCR, reverse blot hybridization and in situ hybridization (ISH) in 188 OPSCC samples...
2016: PloS One
Zain A Husain, Tiange Chen, Christopher D Corso, Zoheng Wang, Henry Park, Benjamin Judson, Wendell Yarbrough, Hari Deshpande, Saral Mehra, Phoebe Kuo, Roy H Decker, Barbara A Burtness
Importance: The current American Joint Committee on Cancer/Union for International Cancer Control (AJCC/UICC) staging system, developed for human papillomavirus (HPV)-unrelated disease, discriminates poorly when applied to HPV-related oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer (OPSCC), leading to calls for a new staging system. Objective: To compare the prognostic ability of the AJCC/UICC seventh edition staging system; a recently proposed system, the International Collaboration on Oropharyngeal Cancer Network for Staging (ICON-S); and a novel objectively derived system for HPV-related OPSCC using a national database of patients primarily treated with either radiation or surgery...
October 13, 2016: JAMA Oncology
Carolin Götz, Enken Drecoll, Melanie Straub, Oliver Bissinger, Klaus-Dietrich Wolff, Andreas Kolk
BACKGROUND: Head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC) are often divided by their aetiology. Noxae associated collectives are compared with the human papilloma virus (HPV)-associated group, whereas different localisations of oral (OSCC) and oropharyngeal (OPSCC) squamous cell carcinomas are mostly discussed as one single group. Our aim was to show that classification by aetiology is not appropriate for OSCC. RESULTS: HPV DNA was detected by PCR in 7 (3.47%) patients, and we identified 12 (5...
October 6, 2016: Oncotarget
M Roskies, E Kay-Rivest, M A Mascarella, K Sultanem, A Mlynarek, M Hier
BACKGROUND: A commonly employed treatment for advanced staged oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) is concurrent radiation and chemotherapy with cisplatin as the gold standard. Carboplatin is reported to have the same radiopotentiation properties and a superior side effect profile; however, its use in head and neck cancer has been limited due to the paucity of data and reported hematologic side effects. In this study, we describe our institution's experience with carboplatin, paclitaxel and radiation in the treatment of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma over a 10 year period...
October 10, 2016: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Nosayaba Osazuwa-Peters, Eric Adjei Boakye, Betty Y Chen, Jennifer Clancy, Patrice L Vallot, Jonathan L Su, Geoffrey E Beck, Mark A Varvares
Importance: The incidence of human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) is increasing in the United States and may be underestimated among black individuals. Characterizing the current knowledge level among black individuals is critical to developing interventions to increase awareness. Objective: To describe the sociodemographic correlates of knowledge and risk perception of HPV and HPV-associated OPSCC among a predominantly black population...
October 6, 2016: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Christian Grønhøj Larsen, David H Jensen, Amanda-Louise Fenger Carlander, Katalin Kiss, Luise Andersen, Caroline Holkmann Olsen, Elo Andersen, Emilie Garnæs, Finn Cilius, Lena Specht, Christian von Buchwald
BACKGROUND: No study has combined tumour and clinical covariates for survival to construct an individual risk-profile for overall survival (OS), time to progression (TTP), and survival after progression (SAP) in patients with HPV+ and HPV- oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC). Based on the largest-to-date, unselected, population-based cohort of patients diagnosed with OPSCC, we performed a comprehensive analysis of long-term OS, TTP, and SAP and constructed novel nomograms to evaluate patients' prognoses...
September 29, 2016: Oncotarget
Jochen Hess
Infection with high-risk types of the human papilloma virus (HPV) is an etiological risk factor for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) and associated with a better response to therapy and improved survival. A better understanding of the molecular principles underlying the differences in clinical behavior could pave the way to establish more effective and less toxic therapy for HPV-positive OPSCC and their HPV-negative counterparts. Compelling experimental evidence demonstrates that extensive global reprogramming of epigenetic profiles is as important as genetic mutations during neoplastic transformation and malignant progression, including HPV-positive OPSCC...
2017: Recent Results in Cancer Research
Michelle M Rietbergen, Ruud H Brakenhoff, C René Leemans
Over the last three decades, it has become clear that infection with high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) is etiologically linked to the development of head and neck squamous cell carcinomas, particularly those carcinomas that arise in the oropharyngeal region.
2017: Recent Results in Cancer Research
S Lang, S Mattheis, B Kansy
In this chapter, we discuss implications of tumor site and tumor microenvironment properties of human papilloma virus (HPV)-associated cancer formation with special emphasis on the therapeutic modality of transoral robotic surgery (TORS). Over the past years, the development of robotic systems has improved, and therefore, its use in the surgical treatment of HNSCC has become a relevant treatment modality for many patients. Yet, there are limitations. Especially for endolaryngeal TORS procedures, additional technical development is mandatory, particularly with respect to visualization and manipulation...
2017: Recent Results in Cancer Research
Neil D Gross, Ehab Y Hanna
The incidence of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) continues to rise worldwide at a dramatic pace, buoyed by the predominance of human papilloma virus (HPV) driven disease (Panwar et al. 2014). While the outcomes of patients with HPV-positive OPSCC are dramatically improved compared to HPV-negative OPSCC, treatment failures do occur. The result is an inevitable rise in the incidence of recurrent OPSCC. Since the majority of incident OPSCC cases are treated with some form of radiation therapy (primary or adjuvant), surgery remains the backbone of treatment for recurrent OPSCC...
2017: Recent Results in Cancer Research
Ernst Jan M Speel
Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) are a necessary cause of anogenital squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) and a subgroup of head and neck SCC, i.e., those originating in the oropharynx. The key events in high-risk HPV (HRHPV)-associated neoplastic progression include persistent infection, deregulated expression of virus early genes in basal epithelial cells, local immune suppression and the accumulation of chromosomal alterations. Evidence for these events particularly comes from studies of uterine cervical carcinogenesis; primary premalignant HRHPV-positive lesions of the head and neck mucosa are seldomly detected...
2017: Recent Results in Cancer Research
Ruud H Brakenhoff, Steffen Wagner, Jens P Klussmann
Head and neck cancer is the sixth most common cancer worldwide. The large majority are squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC) that develop in the mucosal linings of the upper aerodigestive tract. These tumors develop either by exogenous carcinogen exposure (smoking, alcohol drinking) or by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, particularly those in the oropharynx (OPSCC). HPV-positive (HPV+ve) and HPV-negative (HPV-ve) OPSCC are considered different disease entities. HPV+ve tumors are different at the molecular level and likely as a consequence have a much more favorable prognosis than HPV-ve tumors, despite their generally advanced stage at presentation...
2017: Recent Results in Cancer Research
Parul Sinha, Pipkorn Patrik, Wade L Thorstad, Hiram A Gay, Bruce H Haughey
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study is to compare oncologic and functional outcomes of p16-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) patients, in the presence and absence of planned radiation to the primary bed following transoral surgery (TOS), stratified by T-classification. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of 261, T1-T4, consecutively TOS-treated OPSCC patients. RESULTS: At a median follow-up of 61months, local recurrence (LR) occurred in 6 (2...
October 2016: Oral Oncology
Angela L Mazul, Nidia Rodriguez-Ormaza, James M Taylor, Dipan D Desai, Paul Brennan, Devasena Anantharaman, Tarik Gheit, Massimo Tommasino, Behnoush Abedi-Ardekani, Andrew F Olshan, Jose P Zevallos
OBJECTIVES: Recent studies have found that cases with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) positive for HPV16 genotype have better overall survival compared with cases positive for other HPV genotypes. We sought to further replicate these studies and determine if this relationship is modified by expression of p16 tumor suppressor protein. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We identified 238 OPSCC cases from the Carolina Head and Neck Cancer Study (CHANCE) study, a population based case-control study...
October 2016: Oral Oncology
M Taberna, C Resteghini, B Swanson, R K L Pickard, B Jiang, W Xiao, M Mena, P Kreinbrink, E Chio, M L Gillison
BACKGROUND: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a cause of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC), but its pathogenic role in larynx squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) remains unclear. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A single-institutional, retrospective case-series was performed to estimate the etiological fraction (EF) for HPV in LSCC. Eligible cases included 436 consecutive cases of LSCC diagnosed (2005-2014) at The Ohio State University Medical Center. HPV DNA presence was detected by consensus primer PCR (Inno-LiPa) and HPV type-specific qPCR...
October 2016: Oral Oncology
D C Ling, B V Chapman, J Kim, G W Choby, P Kabolizadeh, D A Clump, R L Ferris, S Kim, S Beriwal, D E Heron, U Duvvuri
OBJECTIVE: It has been postulated that treatment outcomes are similar between transoral robotic surgery (TORS) and definitive chemoradiation (CRT) for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas (OPSCC). We compared oncologic and quality of life (QOL) outcomes between definitive CRT and definitive TORS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An observational comparison study was performed on 92 patients treated with TORS±adjuvant therapy and 46 patients treated with definitive CRT between July 2005 and January 2016...
October 2016: Oral Oncology
Douglas Adkins, Jessica Ley, Loren Michel, Tanya M Wildes, Wade Thorstad, Hiram A Gay, Mackenzie Daly, Jason Rich, Randal Paniello, Ravindra Uppaluri, Ryan Jackson, Kathryn Trinkaus, Brian Nussenbaum
OBJECTIVES: We previously reported the efficacy of nab-paclitaxel added to cisplatin, 5-FU, and cetuximab (APF-C) followed by concurrent high dose bolus cisplatin and radiation therapy (CRT) in patients with locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). In this phase II trial, we determined the efficacy of APF (without cetuximab) followed by CRT in similar patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eligible patients had stage III-IV oropharynx (OP), larynx, or hypopharynx SCC and adequate organ function and performance status...
October 2016: Oral Oncology
Ying Yuan, Erich M Sturgis, Lijun Zhu, Meixia Lu, Yuncheng Li, Qingyi Wei, Guojun Li
Human papillomavirus (HPV) activates E2F1-driven transcription via the E7-RB1-E2F pathway. Genetic polymorphisms in the 3' untranslated region (UTR) targeted by miRNAs can affect the regulation of target genes and individual cancer risk. Thus, we hypothesized that a polymorphism at the 3'UTR miRNA binding site of E2F1 gene (rs3213180) was associated with risk of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and tumor HPV status of oropharynx squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC). We determined the E2F1rs3213180 polymorphism and HPV16 L1 serology of 325 OSCC patients and 335 controls, and tumor HPV16 status of 552 OPSCC...
September 28, 2016: Molecular Carcinogenesis
Liam Masterson, Matt Lechner, Sarah Loewenbein, Hassan Mohammed, Cameron Davies-Husband, Tim Fenton, Holger Sudhoff, Piyush Jani, Peter Goon, Jane Sterling
INTRODUCTION: Immunological response to human papillomavirus (HPV) in the development and progression of HPV16+ oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) (accounting for the majority of viral associated cases) is largely unknown and may provide important insights for new therapeutic strategies. METHODS: In this prospective clinical trial (UKCRN11945), we examined cell-mediated immune responses to HPV16 E2, E6 and E7 in peripheral blood using IFN-γ enzyme-linked immunosorbent spot assay...
November 2016: European Journal of Cancer
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