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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937797/modified-nutrition-index-is-a-significant-prognostic-factor-for-the-overall-survival-of-the-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-patients-who-undergo-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy
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Jin-Sheng Hong, Yang-Jing-Ling Hua, Li Su, Hai-Rong Zhang, Wen-Long Lv, Xiu-Ying Chen, Jun Tian, Wei-Jian Zhang
PURPOSE: To explore whether the modified-nutrition index (m-NI) is a prognostic factor for the overall survival (OS) in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients who undergo intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). METHODS: Clinical data were prospectively collected from NPC patients who underwent IMRT at our hospital between October 2008 and December 2014. The patient nutritional status before radiotherapy was evaluated using the m-NI, based on eight nutrition indicators including body mass index, arm muscle circumference, albumin, total lymphocyte count, red blood cell count, hemoglobin, serum pre-albumin, and transferrin...
September 22, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936895/a-study-on-the-post-radiotherapy-changes-of-temporomandibular-joint-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-patients
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Vincent W C Wu, Michael Tc Ying, Dora Lw Kwong
BACKGROUND: Radiation induced trismus, which is resulted from damage of the temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ), is one of the common late complications in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients after radical radiotherapy. This study investigated the radiation induced TMJ changes using ultrasonography in post-radiotherapy (post-RT) NPC patients. METHODS: 114 NPC patients, who had completed radiotherapy for more than four years, were assessed with the maximum incisal distance (MID) and ultrasonography examination of TMJ from which the thickness of the joint disc (MDT), the condyle irregularity (CI), joint vascularity (JV) and relative muscle echogenicity (RME) were assessed...
September 22, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932365/causal-role-of-infectious-agents-in-cancer-an-overview
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REVIEW
Jila Masrour-Roudsari, Soheil Ebrahimpour
Cancer is a complex group of diseases with multiple eventual causes. The underlying causes are not fully known. Thus, learning more about the known causes of cancer is an important issue. Moreover, among these factors, infection and its association to cancers is controversial. Although, it seems that the genome instability of the cells can initiate cancer development. The purpose of this review was to present the role of infection in the development of cancer. Infectious agents, such as hepatitis B (HBV) and C viruses (HCV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), human papillomavirus (HPV), human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1), Helicobacter pylori (H...
2017: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931870/inactivation-of-hmgcl-promotes-proliferation-and-metastasis-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-by-suppressing-oxidative-stress
#4
Wenqi Luo, Liting Qin, Bo Li, Zhipeng Liao, Jiezhen Liang, Xiling Xiao, Xue Xiao, Yingxi Mo, Guangwu Huang, Zhe Zhang, Xiaoying Zhou, Ping Li
Altered metabolism is considered as a hallmark of cancer. Here we investigated expression of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) 2 lyase (HMGCL), an essential enzyme in ketogenesis, which produces ketone bodies by the breakdown of fatty acids to supply energy, in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). The expression of HMGCL was silenced in NPC tissue. Downregulation of HMGCL in NPC was associated with low intracellular β-hydroxybutyrate (β-HB) production, thereby reducing reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931826/microrna-profiling-study-reveals-mir-150-in-association-with-metastasis-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Patrick Ying-Kit Yue, Wai-Yan Ha, Chi-Chiu Lau, Florence Man-Fung Cheung, Anne Wing-Mui Lee, Wai-Tong Ng, Roger Kai-Cheong Ngan, Chun-Chung Yau, Dora Lai-Wan Kwong, Hong-Lok Lung, Nai-Ki Mak, Maria Li Lung, Ricky Ngok-Shun Wong
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs that play a crucial role in pathogenesis of human cancers. Several miRNAs have been shown to involve in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) pathogenesis through alteration of gene networks. A global view of the miRNA expression profile of clinical specimens would be the best way to screen out the possible miRNA candidates that may be involved in disease pathogenesis. In this study, we investigated the expression profiles of miRNA in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues from patients with undifferentiated NPC versus non-NPC controls using a miRNA real-time PCR platform, which covered a total of 95 cancer-related miRNAs...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931426/effects-of-dosimetric-inadequacy-on-local-control-and-toxicities-in-the-patients-with-t4-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-extending-into-the-intracranial-space-and-treated-with-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-plus-chemotherapy
#6
Fen Xue, Chao-Su Hu, Xia-Yun He
BACKGROUND: To protect neurological tissues, underdosing occurs in most cases of T4 nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) with intracranial extension. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the effect of dosimetric inadequacy on local control and late neurological toxicities for patients treated with intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) plus chemotherapy. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled patients who had non-metastatic T4 NPC with intracranial extension treated between January 2009 and November 2013...
September 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931199/maxillary-sinus-mucoceles-and-other-side-effects-of-external-beam-radiation-in-the-pediatric-patient-a-cautionary-tale
#7
Anthony Sheyn, Tate Naylor, Felicity Lenes-Voit, Eric Berg
A sinonasal mucocele can develop after the obstruction of a sinus ostium, which can occur secondary to trauma, infection, a neoplasm, or an iatrogenic cause. These mucoceles typically arise in the frontal and ethmoid sinuses. Sinonasal mucoceles are epithelium-lined cysts that can gradually expand to fill a paranasal sinus. They can present with ophthalmologic, rhinologic, and neurologic symptoms. There are reports in the literature of sinonasal mucocele development after radiation for nasopharyngeal carcinoma...
September 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929077/late-temporal-lobe-extensive-osteoradionecrosis-post-radiation-for-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-case-series
#8
Chian Ling Tang, Ramesh Kumar, Charng Jeng Toh, Shahizon Azura, Geok Chin Tan, Balwant Singh Gendeh
Osteoradionecrosis is one of the most serious complications of radiotherapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma. We report three cases of osteoradionecrosis in temporal lobe who presented differently few years after completion of radiotherapy. Cranial magnetic resonance image showed lesions in temporal lobe either unilateral or bilateral with mass effect. One of the cases even showed disease progression few years after the initial diagnosis of osteoradionecrosis. Diagnosis of osteoradionecrosis for all three patients was confirmed by biopsy...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928873/who-benefited-most-from-higher-cumulative-dose-of-cisplatin-among-patients-with-locally-advanced-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-treated-by-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-a-retrospective-study-of-527-cases
#9
Xiaomin Ou, Tingting Xu, Xiayun He, Hongmei Ying, Chaosu Hu
PURPOSE: Our previous study demonstrated the benefit of cumulative dose of cisplatin during the whole treatment on locally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) treated with various chemotherapy strategies. The purpose of this study is to identify the subgroup of locally advanced NPC who benefits from higher dose of cisplatin, and to clarify whether cumulative dose of cisplatin during the whole treatment brings survival benefit to those treated with concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT)...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927029/differences-in-zbtb7a-expression-cause-heterogeneous-changes-in-human-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-cne3-sublines
#10
Fei Liu, Jiao Lan, Wei Jiao, Xianglan Mo, Yongta Huang, Huilan Ye, Ruiping Xiao, Yongli Wang, Mingzheng Mo, Liwei Shi
The present study aimed to determine the association between changes in Zbtb7a expression levels and heterogeneity of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) CNE3 sublines. CNE3 sublines were established by screening of serial dilution and continuous passage. Proliferative ability and tumorigenicity of the sublines were analyzed separately by soft-agar colony formation and mouse studies. The NPC tissues from mice were analyzed by histological evaluation and immunohistochemistry. The expression levels of Zbtb7a mRNA and protein were analyzed separately by quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and western blotting...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926591/no-evidence-for-the-presence-of-epstein-barr-virus-in-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-mobile-tongue
#11
Torben Wilms, Gulfaraz Khan, Philip J Coates, Nicola Sgaramella, Robin Fåhraeus, Asma Hassani, Pretty S Philip, Lena Norberg Spaak, Luigi Califano, Giuseppe Colella, Katarina Olofsson, Christos Loizou, Renato Franco, Karin Nylander
Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) comprises a large group of cancers in the oral cavity and nasopharyngeal area that typically arise in older males in association with alcohol/tobacco usage. Within the oral cavity, the mobile tongue is the most common site for tumour development. The incidence of tongue squamous cell carcinoma (TSCC) is increasing in younger people, which has been suggested to associate with a viral aetiology. Two common human oncogenic viruses, human papilloma virus (HPV) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) are known causes of certain types of SCCHN, namely the oropharynx and nasopharynx, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918909/progesterone-analogues-reduce-plasma-epstein-barr-virus-dna-load-and-improve-pain-control-in-recurrent-metastatic-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-patients-under-supportive-care
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Chia-Yen Hung, Tung-Liang Lin, Yung-Chia Kuo, Chia-Hsun Hsieh, Hung-Ming Wang, Cheng-Lung Hsu
BACKGROUND: Progesterone analogues, such as megestrol acetate (MA) and medroxyprogesterone (MPA), have been used for the palliative care of cancer cachexia for decades and have proven to increase body weight and improve quality of life and performance status. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of progesterone analogue use on quality of life in terms of pain control, performance status, body weight gain, and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) DNA load in recurrent/metastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients...
August 2017: Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912892/real-time-in-vivo-diagnosis-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-using-rapid-fiber-optic-raman-spectroscopy
#13
Kan Lin, Wei Zheng, Chwee Ming Lim, Zhiwei Huang
We report the utility of a simultaneous fingerprint (FP) (i.e., 800-1800 cm(-1)) and high-wavenumber (HW) (i.e., 2800-3600 cm(-1)) fiber-optic Raman spectroscopy developed for real-time in vivo diagnosis of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) at endoscopy. A total of 3731 high-quality in vivo FP/HW Raman spectra (normal=1765; cancer=1966) were acquired in real-time from 204 tissue sites (normal=95; cancer=109) of 95 subjects (normal=57; cancer=38) undergoing endoscopic examination. FP/HW Raman spectra differ significantly between normal and cancerous nasopharyngeal tissues that could be attributed to changes of proteins, lipids, nucleic acids, and the bound water content in NPC...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912878/triterpenoids-from-ganoderma-lucidum-inhibit-the-activation-of-ebv-antigens-as-telomerase-inhibitors
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Dong-Shu Zheng, Liang-Shu Chen
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a malignant disease that threatens the health of humans. To find effective agents for the inhibition of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection, which is associated with NPC, a phytochemical investigation of Ganoderma lucidum was carried out in the present study. Five triterpenoids were identified, including ganoderic acid A (compound 1), ganoderic acid B (compound 2), ganoderol B (compound 3), ganodermanontriol (compound 4), and ganodermanondiol (compound 5), on the basis of spectroscopic analysis...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910895/-correlation-analysis-of-the-epstein-barr-virus-recruited-regulatory-t-cells-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-of-immune-escape
#15
P Bi, J Wang, J Lu, X Liu, F Wang, Y F Luo, S D Peng, X P Li
Objective: To investigate the relation of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-induced immune escape to regulatory T cells(Treg) in nasopharyngeal carcinoma(NPC). Methods: We recruited 83 patients who were pathologically diagnozed as nasopharyngeal carcinoma and treated in Nanfang Hospital from January to September 2016. CD4(+) CD25(+) FOXP3(+) Treg in peripheral blood was examined by flow cytometry and the level of EBV DNA in the blood was detected by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction(qRT-PCR)in 83 patients and 51 healthy adults as control...
September 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906488/novel-chimeric-transcript-rrm2-c2orf48-promotes-metastasis-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#16
Ping Han, Ren-Hui Chen, Fang Wang, Jia-Yi Zeng, Shi-Tong Yu, Li-Hua Xu, Qian Cai, Fa-Ya Liang, Tian-Liang Xia, Zhi-Rui Lin, Qian Zhong, Xiao-Ming Huang
Recently, chimeric transcripts have been found to be associated with the pathogenesis and poor prognosis of malignant tumors. Through our preliminary experiment, a novel chimeric transcript called chimeric transcript RRM2-c2orf48 was detected in C666-1, a classical cell line of human nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Therefore, the objective of this study was to demonstrate the existence and expression of novel chimeric transcript RRM2-c2orf48 and to explore the main functions and mechanisms of RRM2-c2orf48 in NPC...
September 14, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906411/prognostic-value-of-maximum-standard-uptake-value-metabolic-tumor-volume-and-total-lesion-glycolysis-of-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-in-patients-with-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
REVIEW
Qingfang Li, Jing Zhang, Wei Cheng, Chenjing Zhu, Linyan Chen, Fan Xia, Manni Wang, Fuyao Yang, Xuelei Ma
BACKGROUND: The maximal standard uptake value (SUVmax), metabolic tumor volume (MTV), and total lesion glycolysis (TLG) of positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) perform as new prognostic factors, but the outcomes of the published articles were inconclusive. In this meta-analysis, we evaluated the prognostic value of SUVmax, MTV, and TLG of PET/CT in patients with NPC. METHODS: Relevant English articles were searched in PubMed and EMBASE...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903550/combination-of-tumor-volume-and-epstein-barr-virus-dna-improved-prognostic-stratification-of-stage-ii-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-in-the-imrt-era-a-large-scale-cohort-study
#18
Qiu-Yan Chen, Shao-Yan Guo, Lin-Quan Tang, Tong-Yu Lu, Bo-Lin Chen, Qi-Yu Zhong, Meng-Sha Zou, Qing-Nan Tang, Wen-Hui Chen, Shan-Shan Guo, Li-Ting Liu, Yang Li, Ling Guo, Hao-Yuan Mo, Rui Sun, Dong-Hua Luo, Chong Zhao, Ka-Jia Cao, Chao-Nan Qian, Xiang Guo, Mu-Sheng Zeng, Hai-Qiang Mai
Purpose: Little is known about combination of the circulating Epstein-Barr viral (EBV) DNA and tumor volume in prognosis of stage II nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients in the intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) era. We conducted this cohort study to evaluate the prognostic values of combining these two factors. Materials and Methods: By Kaplan-Meier, we compare the differences of survival curves between 385 patients with different EBV DNA or tumor volume levels, or with the combination of two biomarkers mentioned above...
September 13, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900497/pretreatment-nomograms-for-local-and-regional-recurrence-after-radical-radiation-therapy-for-primary-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Fo-Ping Chen, Li Lin, Zhen-Yu Qi, Guan-Qun Zhou, Rui Guo, Jiang Hu, Ai-Hua Lin, Jun Ma, Ying Sun
Background: The aim of this study was to build nomograms to predict local recurrence (LR) and regional recurrence (RR) in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) underwent intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). Patients and Methods : A total of 1811 patients with non-metastatic NPC treated with IMRT (with or without chemotherapy) between October 2009 and February 2012 at our center were involved for building the nomograms. Nomograms for LR-free rate and RR-free rate at 3- and 5- year were generated as visualizations of Cox proportional hazards regression models, and validated using bootstrap resampling, estimating discrimination and calibration...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900496/decreased-overall-and-cancer-specific-mortality-with-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-locoregionally-advanced-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-treated-by-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-multivariate-competing-risk-analysis
#20
Jian Zhang, Hao Peng, Lei Chen, Wen-Fei Li, Yan-Ping Mao, Li-Zhi Liu, Li Tian, Ying Guo, Ying Sun, Jun Ma
Background: Value of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) is still controversial in locoregionally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (LA-NPC). Based on competing risk analysis model, we aim at evaluating the efficacy of NACT in decreasing cancer-specific mortality for LA-NPC (except T3-4N0) treated by intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). Methods: Data on 957 patients with LA-NPC were retrospectively reviewed. The cumulative incidence of cancer-specific and non-cancer-specific (competing) mortality was determined by univariate and multivariate competing risk analysis...
2017: Journal of Cancer
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