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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339108/very-high-energy-electron-vhee-beams-in-radiation-therapy-treatment-plan-comparison-between-vhee-vmat-and-ppbs
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Emil Schüler, Kjell Eriksson, Elin Hynning, Steven L Hancock, Susan M Hiniker, Magdalena Bazalova-Carter, Tony Wong, Quynh-Thu Le, Billy W Loo, Peter G Maxim
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of very high energy electron beams (VHEE) beams in comparison to clinically derived treatment plans generated with volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) and proton pencil beam scanning (PPBS) technology. We developed a custom optimization script that could be applied automatically across modalities to eliminate operator bias during IMRT optimization. METHODS: Four clinical cases were selected (prostate cancer, lung cancer, pediatric brain tumor, and head and neck cancer (HNC))...
March 24, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337218/effect-of-transplantation-of-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-platelets-rich-plasma-on-experimental-model-of-radiation-induced-oral-mucosal-injury-in-albino-rats
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Basma Elsaadany, Samar El Kholy, Dalia El Rouby, Laila Rashed, Tarek Shouman
Normal tissue damage following radiotherapy is still a major problem in cancer treatment. Therefore, the current work aimed at exploring the possible role of systemically injected bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) and/or locally injected platelet rich plasma (PRP) in ameliorating the side effects of ionizing radiation on the rat's tongue. Twelve rats served as control group (N) and 48 rats received a single radiation dose of 13 Gy to the head and neck region; then, they were equally divided into 4 experimental groups: irradiated only (C), irradiated + MSCs (S), irradiated + (PRP) (P), and combined group (PS)...
2017: International Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336321/the-histological-and-histomorphometric-changes-in-the-mandible-after-radiotherapy-an-animal-model
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Lucas J Poort, Johan H B Ludlage, Nienke Lie, Roland A Böckmann, Jim C E Odekerken, Frank J Hoebers, Peter A W H Kessler
PURPOSE: Approximately 5% of irradiated head and neck cancer patients develop osteoradionecrosis of the mandible. The current non-surgical treatment options for osteoradionecrosis have limited effects and are based on a small number of studies. Therefore, we aimed to enhance the understanding of the pathophysiology of osteoradionecrosis by investigating changes induced by external irradiation in mini-pigs. METHODS: Sixteen Göttingen mini-pigs were divided into four groups for the application in two fractions with total equivalent radiation dosages of 25, 50, 70 Gray, and one group served as control...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336186/variation-in-head-and-neck-cancer-care-in-the-netherlands-a-retrospective-cohort-evaluation-of-incidence-treatment-and-outcome
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M de Ridder, A J M Balm, R J Baatenburg de Jong, C H J Terhaard, R P Takes, M Slingerland, E Dik, R J E Sedee, J G A M de Visscher, H Bouman, S M Willems, M W Wouters, L E Smeele, B A C van Dijk
BACKGROUND: To explore variation in numbers and treatment between hospitals that treat head and neck cancer (HNC) in the Netherlands. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patient, tumor and treatment characteristics were collected from the Netherlands Cancer Registry, while histopathological features were obtained by linkage to the national pathology record register PALGA. Inter-hospital variation in volume, stage, treatment, pathologically confirmed loco-regional recurrence and overall survival rate was evaluated by tumor site...
March 8, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330704/an-update-on-non-extremity-soft-tissue-sarcomas
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S J Ford, L M Almond, A Gronchi
The management of soft tissue sarcoma is challenging and varied. Centralisation of management in high volume specialist centres has revolutionised outcomes. Surgery remains the mainstay of treatment and is currently the only potentially curative therapy. Retroperitoneal soft tissue sarcoma presents a particular challenge to the surgical oncologist and the concept of extended resection to include surrounding expendable organs taken en bloc with the tumour has now largely been adopted. The use of neoadjuvant and adjuvant therapies for retroperitoneal soft tissue sarcoma is still to be established, although they are employed on a case-specific basis...
March 19, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328302/pembrolizumab-for-platinum-and-cetuximab-refractory-head-and-neck-cancer-results-from-a-single-arm-phase-ii-study
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Joshua Bauml, Tanguy Y Seiwert, David G Pfister, Francis Worden, Stephen V Liu, Jill Gilbert, Nabil F Saba, Jared Weiss, Lori Wirth, Ammar Sukari, Hyunseok Kang, Michael K Gibson, Erminia Massarelli, Steven Powell, Amy Meister, Xinxin Shu, Jonathan D Cheng, Robert Haddad
Purpose There are no approved treatments for recurrent/metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma refractory to platinum and cetuximab. In the single-arm, phase II KEYNOTE-055 study, we evaluated pembrolizumab, an anti-programmed death 1 receptor antibody, in this platinum- and cetuximab-pretreated population with poor prognosis. Methods Eligibility stipulated disease progression within 6 months of platinum and cetuximab treatment. Patients received pembrolizumab 200 mg every 3 weeks. Imaging was performed every 6 to 9 weeks...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327968/subjective-and-objective-taste-and-smell-changes-in-cancer
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L E Spotten, C A Corish, C M Lorton, P M Ui Dhuibhir, N C O'Donoghue, B O'Connor, T D Walsh
Context: Malnutrition is highly prevalent in cancer patients and an important predictor of morbidity, mortality, treatment response and toxicity. Taste and smell changes (TSCs) are common and may contribute to malnutrition. Research has previously focused on patients receiving chemotherapy (CT) or head and neck radiotherapy (RT). However, TSCs may occur pre-treatment, with other treatment modalities, and in cancer survivors. This review evaluates objective and subjective assessment of taste and smell, discusses the prevalence of TSCs in cancer, and reviews the clinical sequelae of TSCs in cancer patients...
March 7, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327089/uniform-fdg-pet-guided-gradient-dose-prescription-to-reduce-late-radiation-toxicity-upgrade-rt-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-clinical-trial-with-dose-reduction-to-the-elective-neck-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Sven van den Bosch, Tim Dijkema, Martina C Kunze-Busch, Chris H J Terhaard, Cornelis P J Raaijmakers, Patricia A H Doornaert, Frank J P Hoebers, Marije R Vergeer, Bas Kreike, Oda B Wijers, Wim J G Oyen, Johannes H A M Kaanders
BACKGROUND: In definitive radiation therapy for head and neck cancer, clinically uninvolved cervical lymph nodes are irradiated with a so-called 'elective dose' in order to achieve control of clinically occult metastases. As a consequence of high-resolution diagnostic imaging, occult tumor volume has significantly decreased in the last decades. Since the elective dose is dependent on occult tumor volume, the currently used elective dose may be higher than necessary. Because bilateral irradiation of the neck contributes to dysphagia, xerostomia and hypothyroidism in a dose dependent way, dose de-escalation to these regions can open a window of opportunity to reduce toxicity and improve quality of life after treatment...
March 21, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326646/effect-of-tempol-on-the-prevention-of-irradiation-induced-mucositisin-miniature-pigs
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Liang Hu, Yijuan Wang, Ana P Cotrim, Zhao Zhu, Runtao Gao, Changyu Zheng, Corinne M Goldsmith, Luyuan Jin, Chunmei Zhang, James B Mitchell, Bruce J Baum, Songlin Wang
OBJECTIVE: The goals of this study were to (i) establish a useful miniature pig (minipig) model for irradiation-induced oral mucositis and (ii) evaluate the effect of Tempol to prevent its development. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Minipigs were irradiated with 6Gy for 5 consecutive days targeting the entire oral cavity. To prevent radiation damage minipigs were treated with 30 mg/kg Tempol 10 minutes before irradiation (n=4), while, the radiation-alone group was similarly injected with saline (n=4)...
March 22, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326183/signet-ring-cells-in-the-skin-a-case-of-late-onset-cutaneous-metastasis-of-gastric-carcinoma-and-a-brief-review-of-histological-approach
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Özgür Gündüz, Mehmet Can Emeksiz, Pinar Atasoy, Mehtap Kidir, Selim Yalçin, Serkan Demirkan
Up to 10% of patients with visceral malignancies develop skin metastases during their clinical course and these metastases constitute about 2% of all skin cancers. Skin metastasis may be the first sign of a clinically silent visceral cancer or represent recurrence of an internal malignancy. In both situations, they are associated with poor prognosis, which can partly be attributed to underdiagnosis. In this paper, a case of relapsing gastric adenocarcinoma, which manifested itself as asymptomatic cutaneous papules and nodules on a patient's head and neck, is reported and histopathological approach to the cutaneous lesions containing signet-ring cell is briefly reviewed...
June 15, 2016: Dermatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325761/the-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-governs-epithelial-cell-invasion-during-oropharyngeal-candidiasis
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Norma V Solis, Marc Swidergall, Vincent M Bruno, Sarah L Gaffen, Scott G Filler
Oropharyngeal candidiasis (OPC), caused predominantly by Candida albicans, is a prevalent infection in patients with advanced AIDS, defects in Th17 immunity, and head and neck cancer. A characteristic feature of OPC is fungal invasion of the oral epithelial cells. One mechanism by which C. albicans hyphae can invade oral epithelial cells is by expressing the Als3 and Ssa1 invasins that interact with the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) on epithelial cells and stimulate endocytosis of the organism. However, the signaling pathways that function downstream of EGFR and mediate C...
March 21, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325607/japanese-clinical-practice-guideline-for-head-and-neck-cancer
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REVIEW
Ken-Ichi Nibu, Ryuichi Hayashi, Takahiro Asakage, Hiroya Ojiri, Yoshihiro Kimata, Takeshi Kodaira, Toshitaka Nagao, Torahiko Nakashima, Takashi Fujii, Hirofumi Fujii, Akihiro Homma, Kazuto Matsuura, Nobuya Monden, Takeshi Beppu, Nobuhiro Hanai, Tadaaki Kirita, Yuzuru Kamei, Naoki Otsuki, Naomi Kiyota, Sadamoto Zenda, Ken Omura, Koichi Omori, Tetsuo Akimoto, Kazuyoshi Kawabata, Seiji Kishimoto, Hiroya Kitano, Iwai Tohnai, Takashi Nakatsuka
OBJECTIVE: The first revision of "Japanese Clinical Practice Guideline for Head and Neck Cancer" was made in 2013 by the clinical practice guideline committee of Japan Society for Head and Neck Cancer, in response to the revision of the TNM classification. METHODS: 34 CQs (Clinical Questions) were newly adopted to describe the diagnosis and treatment methods currently considered most appropriate, and offered recommendation grade made by the consensus of the committee...
March 18, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324750/biological-mechanisms-of-immune-escape-and-implications-for-immunotherapy-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Jennifer D Moy, Jessica M Moskovitz, Robert L Ferris
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is an aggressive malignancy with high morbidity and mortality. Despite advances in cytotoxic therapies and surgical techniques, overall survival (OS) has not improved over the past few decades. This emphasises the need for intense investigation into novel therapies with good tumour control and minimal toxicity. Cancer immunotherapy has led this endeavour, attempting to improve tumour recognition and expand immune responses against tumour cells. While various forms of HNSCC immunotherapy are in preclinical trials, the most promising direction thus far has been with monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), targeting growth factor and immune checkpoint receptors...
March 18, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324180/lateral-pharyngotomy-approach-in-the-treatment-of-oropharyngeal-carcinoma
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Andy Bertolin, Guido Ghirardo, Marco Lionello, Luciano Giacomelli, Marco Lucioni, Giuseppe Rizzotto
Surgery for early-intermediate oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) may involve using transoral endoscopic approaches or open surgical procedures. "Lateral pharyngotomy" (LP) is an open surgical approach that improves exposure of the oropharyngeal region, while avoiding mandibulotomy. The aim of the present study was to retrospectively analyze our experience with the surgical treatment of early-intermediate OPSCC using the LP approach, and to investigate the potentially prognostic clinical and/or pathological factors that might identify patients at higher risk of recurrence after primary surgery...
March 21, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323577/mitigation-of-radiation-induced-epithelial-damage-by-the-tlr5-agonist-entolimod-in-a-mouse-model-of-fractionated-head-and-neck-irradiation
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Ilia A Toshkov, Anatoli S Gleiberman, Vadim L Mett, Alan D Hutson, Anurag K Singh, Andrei V Gudkov, Lyudmila G Burdelya
Radiation treatment of head and neck cancer frequently causes severe collateral damage to normal tissues including mouth mucosa, salivary glands and skin. This toxicity limits the radiation dose that can be delivered and affects the patient's quality of life. Previous studies in mice and nonhuman primates showed that entolimod, a toll-like receptor 5 (TLR5) agonist derived from bacterial flagellin, effectively reduced radiation damage to hematopoietic and gastrointestinal tissues in both total-body and local irradiation scenarios, with no protection of tumors...
March 21, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323362/body-mass-index-and-prognosis-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer
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Ricardo Ribeiro Gama, Yuyao Song, Qihuang Zhang, M Catherine Brown, Jennifer Wang, Steven Habbous, Li Tong, Shao Hui Huang, Brian O'Sullivan, John Waldron, Wei Xu, David Goldstein, Geoffrey Liu
BACKGROUND: Body mass index (BMI) has been associated variably with head and neck cancer outcomes. We evaluated the association between BMI at either diagnosis or at early adulthood head and neck cancer outcomes. METHODS: Patients with invasive head and neck squamous cell cancer at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, Canada, were surveyed on tobacco and alcohol exposure, performance status, comorbidities, and BMI at diagnosis. A subset also had data collected for BMI at early adulthood...
March 21, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323338/the-prognostic-value-of-extranodal-extension-in-human-papillomavirus-associated-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Yi An, Henry S Park, Jacqueline R Kelly, John M Stahl, Wendell G Yarbrough, Barbara A Burtness, Joseph N Contessa, Roy H Decker, Matthew Koshy, Zain A Husain
BACKGROUND: Extranodal (or extracapsular) extension (ENE) is an adverse prognostic factor in patients with head and neck cancers who undergo primary surgery. However, the significance of ENE in human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) is not well established, and single-institution studies have not established that ENE predicts inferior outcome. The authors investigated the prognostic value of ENE in HPV-positive patients who underwent primary surgery and whether adjuvant chemoradiation improved overall survival (OS) compared with radiation alone in ENE-positive patients...
March 21, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322141/lessons-learned-from-gemcitabine-impact-of-therapeutic-carrier-systems-and-gemcitabine-s-drug-conjugates-on-cancer-therapy
#18
REVIEW
Sathish Dyawanapelly, Animesh Kumar, Manish K Chourasia
Currently, drug delivery systems have a high impact in cancer therapy and are receiving more attention than conventional cancer treatment modalities. Compared with current cancer therapies, gemcitabine (2', 2'-difluoro-2'-deoxycytidine) has been proven to be an effective chemotherapeutic agent against pancreatic, colon, bladder, breast, ovarian, non-small-cell lung, and head and neck cancers in combination with other anticancer agents. To improve the safety and efficacy of cytotoxic drugs, several drug delivery systems have been explored...
2017: Critical Reviews in Therapeutic Drug Carrier Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322122/a-survey-of-wisconsin-pediatricians-knowledge-and-practices-regarding-the-human-papillomavirus-vaccine
#19
Marc R Rohrbach, Aaron M Wieland
Objective The human papillomavirus (HPV) is common and carries a significant burden of disease. This is increasingly apparent in males with the rising incidence of HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer. Unfortunately, vaccination rates remain poor and are lowest in males. It is unclear if pediatricians are aware of the alarming rise of HPV-mediated head and neck cancers and the disproportionate effect on males. Study Design This investigation used a cross-sectional descriptive survey research design. Setting The survey was developed by investigators in the University of Wisconsin Division of Otolaryngology...
March 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320298/sodium-orthovanadate-inhibits-proliferation-and-triggers-apoptosis-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-vitro
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A A Khalil, M J Jameson
Sodium orthovanadate (SOV) is a general inhibitor of tyrosine phosphatases, a large family of enzymes that catalyze the removal of phosphate groups from tyrosine residues. SOV is commonly used in the laboratory to preserve the protein tyrosyl phosphorylation state of proteins under study. It has shown promising antineoplastic activity in some human cancer cell lines; this effect has not been fully investigated in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. In this study, the effect of SOV on cell growth, proliferation, viability, and apoptosis was assessed in Cal27 cells, an oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) cell line...
February 2017: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
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