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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212569/mir-124-acts-as-a-tumor-suppressor-by-inhibiting-the-expression-of-sphingosine-kinase-1-and-its-downstream-signaling-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#1
Yuan Zhao, Zhiqiang Ling, Yubin Hao, Xiaowu Pang, Xianlin Han, Joseph A Califano, Liang Shan, Xinbin Gu
By analyzing the expression profile of microRNAs in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC), we found that the expression level of miR-124 was 4.59-fold lower in tumors than in normal tissues. To understand its functions, we generated a miR-124-expressing subline (JHU-22miR124) and a mock vector-transfected subline (JHU-22vec) by transfecting the mimic of miR-124 into JHU-22 cancer cells. Restored expression of miR-124 in JHU-22miR124 cells led to reduced cell proliferation, delayed colony formation, and decreased tumor growth, indicating a tumor-suppressive effect of miR-124...
February 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209524/foxa1-in-hpv-associated-carcinomas-its-expression-in-carcinomas-of-the-head-and-neck-and-of-the-uterine-cervix
#2
Georgia Karpathiou, Vanessa Da Cruz, Francois Casteillo, Mousa Mobarki, Jean Marc Dumollard, Celine Chauleur, Fabien Forest, Jean Michel Prades, Michel Peoc'h
BACKGROUND: FOXA1 is a major transcription factor involved in the action of human papilloma virus (HPV). However, it has been never studied in HPV-associated tumors. AIM OF THE STUDY: To investigate its expression in cervical and head and neck tumors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 63 cervical carcinomas/dysplasias and 152 head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC) were immunohistochemically studied for the expression of FOXA1. RESULTS: 63...
February 13, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199413/low-prevalence-of-human-papillomavirus-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-the-northwest-region-of-the-philippines
#3
Pia Marie Albano, Dana Holzinger, Christianne Salvador, Jose Orosa, Sheryl Racelis, Modesty Leaño, Danilo Sanchez, Lara Mae Angeles, Gordana Halec, Markus Schmitt, John Donnie Ramos, Michael Pawlita
BACKGROUND: Geographic heterogeneity of human papillomavirus (HPV) involvement in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) has been observed over the last few years. This trend has not been evaluated in the Philippines. Hence, this study aims to provide for the first time a data on the prevalence of HPV in HNSCC in the northwestern region of the Philippines. METHODS: Two hundred one (201) biopsy samples (179 formalin fixed paraffin embedded and 22 fresh frozen) from 163 Filipino HNSCC cases (oral cavity = 88; larynx = 60; oropharynx = 15) diagnosed between 2003 to 2013 were initially included in this study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197389/adaptive-resistance-to-anti-pd1-therapy-by-tim-3-upregulation-is-mediated-by-the-pi3k-akt-pathway-in-head-and-neck-cancer
#4
Gulidanna Shayan, Raghvendra Srivastava, Jing Li, Nicole Schmitt, Lawrence P Kane, Robert L Ferris
Programmed Death 1 (PD-1) and T cell Ig and mucin domain-3 protein (Tim-3) are immune checkpoint receptors that are expressed on tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) in tumor-bearing mice and humans. As anti-PD-1 single agent response rates are only <20% in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) patients, it is important to understand how multiple inhibitory checkpoint receptors maintain suppressed cellular immunity. One such receptor, Tim-3, activates downstream proliferative pathways through Akt/S6, and is highly expressed in dysfunctional TIL...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196873/lymphotoxin-beta-interacts-with-methylated-egfr-to-mediate-acquired-resistance-to-cetuximab-in-head-and-neck-cancer
#5
Dennis Shin-Shian Hsu, Wei-Lun Hwang, Chiou-Hwa Yuh, Chen-Hsi Chu, Yang-Hui Ho, Pon-Bo Chen, Han-Syuan Lin, Hua-Kuo Lin, Shih-Pei Wu, Chih-Yi Lin, Wen-Hao Hsu, Hsin-Yi Lan, Hsiao-Jung Wang, Shyh-Kuan Tai, Mien-Chie Hung, Muh-Hwa Yang
PURPOSE: In head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), the incidence of RAS mutation, which is the major cause of cetuximab resistance, is relatively rare compared with the other types of cancers, and the mechanism mediating acquired resistance is unclear compared with the driver gene mutation-mediated de novo resistance. Here we investigated the driver gene mutation-independent mechanism for cetuximab resistance in HNSCC. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We used the in vitro-selected and in vivo-selected cetuximab-resistant sublines of HNSCC cell lines for investigating the mechanism of acquired resistance to cetuximab...
February 14, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195253/diagnostic-role-of-detecting-hpv-in-a-fnac-of-metastatic-laterocervical-lymph-node-in-a-case-of-occult-hpv-related-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#6
A Ginori, F Scaramuzzino, M A G Munezero Butorano, A Barone, A Disanto
Human papillomavirus (HPV)-related head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC) are radiosensitive tumors and have a better prognosis than the conventional keratinizing HNSCC. Despite extensive radiographic and clinical evaluation in approximately 3% to 5% of patients who present with cervical lymph node metastases, the primary tumor remains occult. The lack of a clinically identifiable primary tumor usually leads to more aggressive therapy, which can result in higher morbidity. Herein, we report a case of a patient with an occult HPV-related HNSCC, diagnosed detecting HPV in a fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of metastatic laterocervical lymph nodes...
June 2016: Pathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191478/regulation-of-glycolysis-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#7
Dhruv Kumar
Glycolysis is highly upregulated in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). HNSCC glycolysis is an important contributor to disease progression and decreases sensitivity to radiation or chemotherapy. Despite therapeutic advances, the survival rates for HNSCC patients remain low. Understanding glycolysis regulation in HNSCC will facilitate the development of effective therapeutic strategies for this disease. In this review, we will evaluate the regulation of altered HNSCC glycolysis and possible therapeutic approaches by targeting glycolytic pathways...
January 2017: Postdoc Journal: a Journal of Postdoctoral Research and Postdoctoral Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187451/gsk1059615-kills-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cells-possibly-via-activating-mitochondrial-programmed-necrosis-pathway
#8
Jing Xie, Quan Li, Xi Ding, Yunyun Gao
This study tested the anti-head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) cell activity by GSK1059615, a novel PI3K and mTOR dual inhibitor. GSK1059615 inhibited survival and proliferation of established (SCC-9, SQ20B and A253 lines) and primary human HNSCC cells. GSK1059615 blocked PI3K-AKT-mTOR activation in HNSCC cells. Intriguingly, GSK1059615 treatment in HNSCC cells failed to provoke apoptosis, but induced programmed necrosis. The latter was tested by mitochondria depolarization, ANT-1-cyclophilin-D mitochondrial association and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) release...
February 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185288/metformin-effects-on-head-and-neck-squamous-carcinoma-microenvironment-window-of-opportunity-trial
#9
Joseph Curry, Jennifer Johnson, Patrick Tassone, Marina Domingo Vidal, Diana Whitaker Menezes, John Sprandio, Mehri Mollaee, Paolo Cotzia, Ruth Birbe, Zhao Lin, Kurren Gill, Elizabeth Duddy, Tingting Zhan, Benjamin Leiby, Michelle Reyzer, David Cognetti, Adam Luginbuhl, Madalina Tuluc, Ubaldo Martinez-Outschoorn
OBJECTIVE: The tumor microenvironment frequently displays abnormal cellular metabolism, which contributes to aggressive behavior. Metformin inhibits mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation, altering metabolism. Though the mechanism is unclear, epidemiologic studies show an association between metformin use and improved outcomes in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). We sought to determine if metformin alters metabolism and apoptosis in HNSCC tumors. STUDY DESIGN: Window of opportunity trial of metformin between diagnostic biopsy and resection...
February 10, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185275/surface-markers-for-guiding-cylindrical-diffuser-fiber-insertion-in-interstitial-photodynamic-therapy-of-head-and-neck-cancer
#10
Emily Oakley, David A Bellnier, Alan Hutson, Brian Wrazen, Hassan Arshad, Harry Quon, Gal Shafirstein
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Image-based treatment planning can be used to compute the delivered light dose during interstitial photodynamic therapy (I-PDT) of locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (LA-HNSCC). The objectives of this work were to evaluate the use of surface fiducial markers and flexible adhesive grids in guiding interstitial placement of laser fibers, and to quantify the impact of discrepancies in fiber location on the expected light dose volume histograms (DVHs)...
February 10, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184025/metabolic-interrogation-as-a-tool-to-optimize-chemotherapeutic-regimens
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Vlad C Sandulache, Yunyun Chen, Lei Feng, William N William, Heath D Skinner, Jeffrey N Myers, Raymond E Meyn, Jinzhong Li, Ainiwaer Mijiti, James A Bankson, Clifton D Fuller, Marina Y Konopleva, Stephen Y Lai
Platinum-based (Pt) chemotherapy is broadly utilized in the treatment of cancer. Development of more effective, personalized treatment strategies require identification of novel biomarkers of treatment response. Since Pt compounds are inactivated through cellular metabolic activity, we hypothesized that metabolic interrogation can predict the effectiveness of Pt chemotherapy in a pre-clinical model of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC).We tested the effects of cisplatin (CDDP) and carboplatin (CBP) on DNA damage, activation of cellular death cascades and tumor cell metabolism, specifically lactate production...
February 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179586/phase-iii-randomized-trial-of-preoperative-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy-versus-preoperative-radiotherapy-for-patients-with-locally-advanced-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#12
Junlin Yi, Xiaodong Huang, Zhengang Xu, Shaoyan Liu, Xiaolei Wang, Xiaohui He, Dehong Luo, Jingwei Luo, Jianping Xiao, Shiping Zhang, Kai Wang, Yuan Qu, Yuan Tang, Weixin Liu, Guozhen Xu, Li Gao, Dian Wang
PURPOSE: To determine the role of preoperative concurrent chemoradiotherapy in the treatment of locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). METHODS: A total of 222 patients with stage III/IVA-B HNSCC were randomly assigned to receive preoperative concurrent chemoradiotherapy (Pre-S CRT, weekly cisplatin 30mg/m2) or preoperative radiotherapy alone (Pre-S RT). Survival analysis was estimated by the Kaplan-Meier method and compared by the log-rank test...
February 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179297/cilengitide-and-cetuximab-reduce-cytokine-production-and-colony-formation-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cells-ex-vivo
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Gunnar Wichmann, Susan Cedra, Daphne Schlegel, Marlen Kolb, Susanne Wiegand, Andreas Boehm, Mathias Hofer, Andreas Dietz
BACKGROUND/AIM: To analyze ex vivo effects of combined targeting of the epidermal growth factor-receptor (EGFR) by cetuximab (E) plus αVβ3 and αVβ5 integrins by cilengitide (Cil) on colony formation of epithelial cells (CFec) and release of pro-angiogenetic and pro-inflammatory cytokines in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Collagenase-IV digests of 43 histopathological confirmed HNSCC cases were seeded into laminin-coated 96-well plates containing E, Cil, or Cil+E in final concentrations of 66...
2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179290/fumonisin-b1-inhibits-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-associated-apoptosis-after-foscanpdt-combined-with-c6-pyridinium-ceramide-or-fenretinide
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Nithin B Boppana, Jacqueline M Kraveka, Mehrdad Rahmaniyan, L I Li, Alicja Bielawska, Jacek Bielawski, Jason S Pierce, Jeremy S Delor, Kezhong Zhang, Mladen Korbelik, Duska Separovic
BACKGROUND/AIM: Combining an anticancer agent fenretinide (HPR) or C6-pyridinium ceramide (LCL29) with Foscan-mediated photodynamic therapy (FoscanPDT) is expected to augment anticancer benefits of each substance. We showed that treatment with FoscanPDT+HPR enhanced accumulation of C16-dihydroceramide, and that fumonisin B1 (FB), an inhibitor of ceramide synthase, counteracted caspase-3 activation and colony-forming ability of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) cells. Because cancer cells appear to be more susceptible to increased levels of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress than normal cells, herein we tested the hypothesis that FoscanPDT combined with HPR or LCL29 induces FB-sensitive ER stress-associated apoptosis that affects cell survival...
2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177644/pet-ct-for-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-should-we-routinely-include-the-head-and-abdomen
#15
Uliyana Yankevich, Marion A Hughes, Tanya J Rath, Saeed Fakhran, Lea M Alhilahi, Kim W Seungwon, Barton F Branstetter
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study was to determine the diagnostic and therapeutic yield of the head and abdomen portions of PET/CT scans of patients with head and neck squamous cell cancer (HNSCC) to determine whether these areas should be routinely included with PET/CT of the neck and chest. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with pathologically proven HNSCC who underwent full-body PET/CT were evaluated for metastases to the head, chest, and abdomen. Medical records were reviewed to determine whether the head and abdominal findings changed the clinical management, beyond the findings in the neck and chest...
February 8, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177558/tmem16a-ano1-suppression-improves-response-to-antibody-mediated-targeted-therapy-of-egfr-and-her2-erbb2
#16
Sucheta Kulkarni, Anke Bill, Neal R Godse, Nayel I Khan, Jason I Kass, Kevin Steehler, Carolyn Kemp, Kara Davis, Carol A Bertrand, Avani R Vyas, Douglas E Holt, Jennifer R Grandis, L Alex Gaither, Umamaheswar Duvvuri
TMEM16A, a Ca(2+) -activated Cl(-) channel, contributes to tumor growth in breast cancer and head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Here, we investigated whether TMEM16A influences the response to EGFR/HER family-targeting biological therapies. Inhibition of TMEM16A Cl(-) channel activity in breast cancer cells with HER2 amplification induced a loss of viability. Cells resistant to trastuzumab, a monoclonal antibody targeting HER2, showed an increase in TMEM16A expression and heightened sensitivity to Cl(-) channel inhibition...
February 8, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176136/human-papillomavirus-associated-cancers-of-the-head-and-neck-an-australian-perspective
#17
REVIEW
Marwah Abbas Hassan Aldalwg, Brian Brestovac
Human papillomavirus (HPV) associated head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCCs), have become a serious global health problem. Despite decreases in HPV-negative HNSCCs, the prevalence of HPV-positive HNSCCs has significantly increased. HPV-positive cancers are associated with superior survival outcomes when compared to HPV-negative cancers, which appears likely to be associated with differences in the molecular pathogenesis of the two diseases. While therapies are still problematic, the current HPV vaccine programs hold a promise for the primary prevention of HPV-related HNSCCs and since Australia was the first to introduce a nationwide HPV vaccine program, it is in a unique position to observe the effects of the vaccine on HNSCCs...
February 7, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174608/genome-wide-dna-methylation-profile-identified-a-unique-set-of-differentially-methylated-immune-genes-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-patients-in-india
#18
Baidehi Basu, Joyeeta Chakraborty, Aditi Chandra, Atul Katarkar, Jadav Ritesh Kumar Baldevbhai, Debjit Dhar Chowdhury, Jay Gopal Ray, Keya Chaudhuri, Raghunath Chatterjee
BACKGROUND: Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is one of the common malignancies in Southeast Asia. Epigenetic changes, mainly the altered DNA methylation, have been implicated in many cancers. Considering the varied environmental and genotoxic exposures among the Indian population, we conducted a genome-wide DNA methylation study on paired tumor and adjacent normal tissues of ten well-differentiated OSCC patients and validated in an additional 53 well-differentiated OSCC and adjacent normal samples...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174607/pitx3-dna-methylation-is-an-independent-predictor-of-overall-survival-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#19
Verena Sailer, Emily Eva Holmes, Heidrun Gevensleben, Diane Goltz, Freya Dröge, Alina Franzen, Jörn Dietrich, Glen Kristiansen, Friedrich Bootz, Andreas Schröck, Dimo Dietrich
BACKGROUND: Molecular biomarkers assisting risk-group assignment and subsequent treatment stratification are urgently needed for patients with squamous cell cancer of the head and neck region (HNSCC). Aberrant methylation is a frequent event in cancer and, therefore, a promising source for potential biomarkers. Here, the methylation status of the paired-like homeodomain transcription factor 3 (PITX3) was evaluated in HNSCC. METHODS: Using a quantitative real-time PCR, PITX3 methylation was assessed in a cohort of 326 HNSCC patients treated for localized or locally advanced disease (training cohort)...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174235/an-integrated-approach-identifies-mediators-of-local-recurrence-in-head-neck-squamous-carcinoma
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Francesca Citron, Joshua Armenia, Giovanni Franchin, Jerry Polesel, Renato Talamini, Sara D'Andrea, Sandro Sulfaro, Carlo M Croce, William Klement, Dave Otasek, Chiara Pastrello, Tomas Tokar, Igor Jurisica, Deborah French, Riccardo Bomben, Emanuela Vaccher, Diego Serraino, Barbara Belletti, Andrea Vecchione, Luigi Barzan, Gustavo Baldassarre
PURPOSE: Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinomas (HNSCC) cause more than 300,000 deaths worldwide each year. Locoregional and distant recurrences represent worse prognostic events and accepted surrogate markers of patients' survival. No valid biomarker and salvage therapy exist to identify and treat patients at high-risk of recurrence. We aimed to verify if selected microRNAs (miRs) could be used as biomarkers of recurrence in HNSCC. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: A Nanostring array was used to identify miRs associated with locoregional recurrence in 44 HNSCC patients...
February 7, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
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