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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792310/bet-inhibition-overcomes-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-mediated-cetuximab-resistance-in-hnscc
#1
Brandon Leonard, Toni M Brand, Rachel A O'Keefe, Eliot Lee, Yan Zang, Jacquelyn D Kemmer, Hua Li, Jennifer R Grandis, Neil E Bhola
Cetuximab, the FDA-approved anti-EGFR antibody for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), has displayed limited efficacy due to the emergence of intrinsic and acquired resistance. We and others have demonstrated that cetuximab resistance in HNSCC is driven by alternative receptor tyrosine kinases (RTK) including HER3, MET, and AXL. In an effort to overcome cetuximab resistance and circumvent toxicities associated with the administration of multiple RTK inhibitors, we sought to identify a common molecular target that regulates expression of multiple RTK...
May 23, 2018: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790861/assessing-mr-linac-radiotherapy-robustness-for-anatomical-changes-in-head-and-neck-cancer
#2
Robert W Chuter, Andrew Pollitt, Philip Whitehurst, Ranald I Mackay, Marcel van Herk, Alan McWilliam
The MR-Linac will provide excellent soft tissue contrast for on-treatment imaging. It is well known that the electron return effect (ERE) results in areas of increased and decreased dose at air/tissue boundaries, which can be compensated for in plan optimisation. However, anatomical changes may affect the quality of this compensation. In this paper we aim to quantify the interaction of anatomical changes with ERE in head and neck (H&N) cancer patients.
 
 Twenty patients treated with either 66 Gy or 60 Gy in 30 fractions were selected...
May 23, 2018: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790697/the-inhibition-of-c-myc-transcription-factor-modulates-the-expression-of-glycolytic-and-glutaminolytic-enzymes-in-fadu-hypopharyngeal-carcinoma-cells
#3
Robert Kleszcz, Jarosław Paluszczak, Violetta Krajka-Kuźniak, Wanda Baer-Dubowska
BACKGROUND: Cancer cells are dependent on aerobic glycolysis for energy production and increased glutamine consumption. HIF-1α and c-MYC transcription factors regulate the expression of glycolytic and glutaminolytic genes. Their activity may be repressed by SIRT6. Head and neck carcinomas show frequent activation of c-MYC function and SIRT6 down-regulation, which contributes to a strong dependence on glucose and glutamine availability. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare the influence of HIF-1α and c-MYC inhibitors (KG-548 and 10058-F4, respectively) and potential SIRT6 inducers - resveratrol and its synthetic derivative DMU-212 with the effect of glycolysis and glutaminolysis inhibitors (2-deoxyglucose and aminooxyacetic acid, respectively) on the metabolism and expression of metabolic enzymes in FaDu hypopharyngeal carcinoma cells...
May 17, 2018: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790687/expression-profiles-of-selected-genes-in-tumors-and-matched-surgical-margins-in-oral-cavity-cancer-do-we-have-to-pay-attention-to-the-molecular-analysis-of-the-surgical-margins
#4
Joanna K Strzelczyk, Łukasz Krakowczyk, Karolina Gołąbek, Aleksander J Owczarek
BACKGROUND: Head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCCs) are associated with an interplay between genetics and the environment; they account for 3% of all diagnosed malignant tumors in men and 2% of those in women. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to analyze the significance of TIMP3, SFRP1, SFRP2, CDH1, RASSF1, RORA, and DAPK1 gene expression in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma tumors, and in matching surgical margin samples. We also analyzed the association between clinical parameters and the expression of the selected genes...
April 24, 2018: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790682/assessment-of-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-laryngeal-cancer-a-review-of-articles
#5
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Mateusz Kolator, Patrycja Kolator, Tomasz Zatoński
This article presents a review of the medical literature published between 1994 and 2014 with the use of the PubMed database concerning quality-of-life instruments for head and neck cancer patients used to assess general well-being of patients with laryngeal cancer. The PubMed database was searched for articles containing the keywords "quality of life", "laryngeal neoplasm" and "questionnaires". The resulting articles were reviewed and analyzed. After the identification of questionnaires, an additional search was performed...
April 19, 2018: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790306/the-role-of-novel-prognostic-markers-prox1-and-foxc2-in-carcinogenesis-of-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#6
Neha S Agnihotri, Madhusudan Astekar
Oral squamous cell carcinoma is the most common malignant tumor of the head and neck regions and accounts for more than 90% of cancers in the oral cavity. The angiogenesis, lymphangiogenesis and epithelial mesenchymal transition are known to be pivotal for tumor progression and metastasis. In the last decade, much data has been generated concerning the molecular mechanisms of angiogenesis, lymphangiogenesis and its significance in pathological conditions. The main angiogenic and lymphangiogenic factors have been identified as vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A), vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR-2), forkhead box (FOX) C2 while vascular endothelial growth factor C/D (VEGF-C/D), vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 3 (VEGFR-3), Prospero homeobox 1 (PROX1), LYVE-1, podoplanin, Tie/Angioprotein (Ang) 2 and EphrinB2 respectively...
May 2018: Journal of Experimental Therapeutics & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785934/imaging-modalities-in-the-etiologic-evaluation-of-unilateral-vocal-fold-paralysis
#7
Suat Bilici, Muhammet Yildiz, Ozgur Yigit, Esra Misir
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the roles of computed tomography (CT) and neck ultrasonography (US) in evaluating unilateral vocal fold paralysis (UVFP) of unknown etiology and to compare our results with those of other studies to assess the differences in etiology of UVFP. METHODS: We investigated the medical records of 202 eligible patients with UVFP. In total, 168 underwent chest CT, 118 underwent neck CT, and 108 underwent head CT. One hundred and three patients were also evaluated with high-resolution neck US...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784145/the-effect-of-the-use-of-thyme-honey-in-minimizing-radiation-induced-oral-mucositis-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#8
Melanie Charalambous, Vasilios Raftopoulos, Lefkios Paikousis, Nicos Katodritis, Ekaterini Lambrinou, Dimitrios Vomvas, Morpho Georgiou, Andreas Charalambous
PURPOSE: Radiation-induced oral mucositis is one of the main side effects during and after the treatment of head and neck cancer patients. The study was designed to provide evidence on the effectiveness of thyme honey on oral mucositis management. METHODS: This was a randomised controlled trial (RCT) with 72 head and neck cancer patients who were divided either to the intervention group (thyme honey rinses) or to the control group (saline rinses). Oral mucositis was assessed according to the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOC criteria), and assessments were performed weekly starting at the 4th week of the radiotherapy for seven weeks and repeated once 6 months later...
June 2018: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781765/individualized-titanium-mesh-combined-with-platelet-rich-fibrin-and-deproteinized-bovine-bone-a-new-approach-for-challenging-augmentation
#9
Jonas Lorenz, Sarah Al-Maawi, Robert Sader, Shahram Ghanaati
Autologous bone transfer is regarded as the gold standard for ridge augmentation before dental implantation, especially in severe bony defects caused by tumor resection or atrophy. In addition to the advantages of autologous bone, transplantation has several disadvantages, such as secondary operation, increased morbidity and pain. The present study reports, for the first time, a combination of a xenogeneic bone substitute (BO) with platelet-rich fibrin (PRF), which is a fully autologous blood concentrate derived from the patient's own peripheral blood by centrifugation...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780832/collagen-type-iii-metabolism-evaluation-in-patients-with-malignant-head-and-neck-cancer-treated-with-radiotherapy
#10
Klaudia Mazurek, Krzysztof Siemianowicz, Wirginia Likus, Ewa Pierzchała, Robert Kwiatkowski, Jarosław Markowski
Ionizing radiation affects the metabolism of key proteins of extracellular matrix including type III collagen, an important component of human skin. The aim of the work is an analysis of the impact of radical and palliative radiotherapy on collagen type III synthesis in patients with head and neck cancer. The test group consisted of 56 males with histopathologically confirmed head and neck cancer, for whom radiotherapy was applied as a form of radical or palliative treatment. The level of procollagen III aminoterminal propeptide (PIIINP), which is a marker of collagen type III synthesis, was determined in blood serum before radiotherapy, immediately following radiotherapy, and 3 months after it was finished...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779936/early-response-assessment-on-mid-treatment-computed-tomography-predicts-for-locoregional-recurrence-in-oropharyngeal-cancer-patients-treated-with-definitive-radiation-therapy
#11
Rafi Kabarriti, N Patrik Brodin, George Lundgren, Nitin Ohri, Wolfgang A Tomé, Shalom Kalnicki, Madhur K Garg
PURPOSE: To evaluate whether a response assessment using mid-treatment computed tomography (CT) scans during definitive radiation therapy (RT) for oropharyngeal head and neck cancer can predict for locoregional recurrence (LRR). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Head and neck cancer patients who receive RT at our institution undergo CT repeat scans at the 15th fraction, with treatment replanning in the case of an inadequate dose to gross disease or an increased dose to organs at risk...
April 6, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777595/a-ring-based-compensator-imrt-system-optimized-for-low-and-middle-income-countries-design-and-treatment-planning-study
#12
Jonathon Van Schelt, Daniel Smith, Nicholas Fong, Dolla Toomeh, Patricia A Sponseller, Derek W Brown, Meghan W Macomber, Nina A Mayr, Shilpen Patel, Adam Shulman, G V Subrahmanyam, K Govindarajan, Eric C Ford
PURPOSE: We propose a novel compensator-based IMRT system designed to provide a simple, reliable, and cost-effective adjunct technology, with the goal of expanding global access to advanced radiotherapy techniques. The system would employ easily-reusable tungsten bead compensators that operate independent of a gantry (e.g. mounted in a ring around the patient). Thereby the system can be retrofitted to existing linac and cobalt teletherapy units. This study explores the quality of treatment plans from the proposed system and the dependence on associated design parameters...
May 19, 2018: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777587/epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-egfr-density-may-not-be-the-only-determinant-for-the-efficacy-of-egfr-targeted-photoimmunotherapy-in-human-head-and-neck-cancer-cell-lines
#13
Wei Peng, Henriette S de Bruijn, Eric Farrell, Mouldy Sioud, Vida Mashayekhi, Sabrina Oliveira, Go M van Dam, Jan L N Roodenburg, Max J H Witjes, Dominic J Robinson
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of targeted photoimmunotherapy (PIT) in vitro on cell lines with various expression levels of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) using an anti-EGFR targeted conjugate composed of Cetuximab and IR700DX, phthalocyanine dye. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Relative EGFR density and cell binding assay was conducted in three human head & neck cancer cell lines (scc-U2, scc-U8, and OSC19) and one reference cell line A431...
May 19, 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774104/use-of-baseline-18f-fdg-pet-scan-to-identify-initial-sub-volumes-with-local-failure-after-concomitant-radio-chemotherapy-in-head-and-neck-cancer
#14
Floriane Legot, Florent Tixier, Minea Hadzic, Thomas Pinto-Leite, Christelle Gallais, Rémy Perdrisot, Xavier Dufour, Catherine Cheze-Le-Rest
Introduction: Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) treated by radio-chemotherapy have a significant local recurrence rate. It has been previously suggested that 18F-FDG PET could identify the high uptake areas that can be potential targets for dose boosting. The purpose of this study was to compare the location of initial hypermetabolic regions on baseline scans with the metabolic relapse sites after radio-chemotherapy in HNSCC. Results: The initial functional tumor volume was significantly higher for patients with proven local recurrence or residual disease (23...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771842/perceived-esthetic-outcomes-of-face-transplantation-a-survey-of-the-general-public
#15
Alessandra E Cabrera, Laura L Kimberly, Rami S Kantar, Elisa K Atamian, Amit K Manjunath, Lauren K Rangel, Michelle W McQuinn, J Rodrigo Diaz-Siso, Eduardo D Rodriguez
Facial transplantation (FT) has attracted the interest of individuals with facial disfigurement as a path to social reintegration. The perception among face transplant recipients and the reconstructive surgery community appears to be that superior functional and esthetic outcomes can be obtained with FT compared to autologous reconstruction (AR). Although lifelong immunosuppression adds well-known risks to FT, its benefits have proven difficult to quantify, especially because of its non-life-saving nature. Evidence that the general public perceives facial allograft recipients as less disfigured than AR patients may dramatically alter the currently accepted risk/benefit ratio of this novel procedure...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771197/emerging-insights-into-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-in-head-and-neck-cancer
#16
K A Alamoud, M A Kukuruzinska
Head and neck cancer presents primarily as head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), a debilitating malignancy fraught with high morbidity, poor survival rates, and limited treatment options. Mounting evidence indicates that the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway plays important roles in the pathobiology of HNSCC. Wnt/β-catenin signaling affects multiple cellular processes that endow cancer cells with the ability to maintain and expand immature stem-like phenotypes, proliferate, extend survival, and acquire aggressive characteristics by adopting mesenchymal traits...
June 2018: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771090/-the-role-of-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-f-fdg-pet-ct-for-detecting-nodal-metastases-in-cn0-head-neck-cancer-patients%C3%AF-a-meta-analysis
#17
X Y Li, C L Sun, X D Du
Objective: The aim of this study is to evaluate the accuracy of ¹⁸F-fluorodeoxyglucose PET/CT(¹⁸F-FDG PET/CT) for the diagnosis of cervical node metastases in cN0 head neck cancer patients. Method: An electronic database search(PubMed,EMBASE,Cochrane Library,WanFang and CNKI databases)was performed. Updated quality assessment of diagnostic accuracy studies-2(QUADAS-2) was used to assess study quality. Data analyses were performed with Meta-Disc1.4. Result: Eight studies were included in the present Meta-analysis...
May 2018: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770611/the-changing-aetiology-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-cancer-a-tale-of-three-cancers
#18
Steven J Thomas, Chris M Penfold, Andrea Waylen, Andrew R Ness
Head and neck cancers are the sixth most common cancers worldwide and an important cause of ill health.(1) Each year about 9000 cases are reported in the UK.(2) Survival is poor and despite advances in treatment, has not improved until recently.(3) The majority of head and neck cancers are squamous cell carcinomas, affecting the larynx, oropharynx and oral cavity. The aetiology is changing and this has implications for prevention and treatment. Twenty years ago, tobacco and alcohol consumption were considered to be the established risk factors and it was estimated that these risk factors accounted for about 75% of cases...
May 16, 2018: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770536/combination-of-ifitm1-knockdown-and-radiotherapy-inhibits-the-growth-of-oral-cancer
#19
Jie Yang, Lei Li, Yan Xi, Ruimei Sun, Hu Wang, Yanxin Ren, Liufang Zhao, Xiaoli Wang, Xiaojiang Li
This research aimed to analyze the effect of IFITM1 on the radioresistance of oral neoplasm. IFITM1 emerged using multi-group heat map from GSE9716 analysis of GEO database as the relevant radioresistance gene. IFITM1 was screened by TCGA database before its expression was analyzed. IFITM1 expression was quantified by qRT-PCR and immunohistochemistry in 19 paired oral neoplasm cases. The effects of time and dose of radiation on IFITM1 expression level in CAL27 and TSCC1 cell lines was tested via qRT-PCR. Oral neoplasm cells were transfected with siRNA after radiotherapy to disturb IFITM1 expression...
May 16, 2018: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769207/mitigating-sox2-potentiated-immune-escape-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-with-a-sting-inducing-nanosatellite-vaccine
#20
Yee Sun Tan, Kanokwan Sansanaphongpricha, Yuying Xie, Christopher R Donnelly, Xiaobo Luo, Blake R Heath, Xinyi Zhao, Emily L Bellile, Hongxiang Hu, Hongwei Chen, Peter J Polverini, Qianming Chen, Simon Young, Thomas E Carey, Jacques E Nör, Robert L Ferris, Gregory Wolf, Duxin Sun, Yu L Lei
PURPOSE: The response rates of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC) to checkpoint blockade are below 20%. We aim to develop a mechanism-based vaccine to prevent HNSCC immune escape. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We performed RNA-Seq of sensitive and resistant HNSCC cells to discover central pathways promoting resistance to immune killing. Using biochemistry, animal models, HNSCC microarray and immune cell deconvolution, we assessed the role of SOX2 in inhibiting STING-type I interferon (IFN-I) signaling-mediated anti-tumor immunity...
May 16, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
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