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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790138/amifostine-does-not-protect-thyroid-cancer-cells-in-dna-damaging-in-vitro-models
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Joanna Klubo-Gwiezdzinska, John Costello, Kirk Jensen, Aneeta Patel, Rok Tkavc, Douglas Van Nostrand, Kenneth Burman, Leonard Wartofsky, Vasily Vasko
BACKGROUND: Amifostine is a potent scavenger of reactive oxygen species that is used for the salivary gland protection during therapy with radioactive iodine for thyroid cancer. There are no data on the potential effect of amifostine on thyroid cancer cells. METHODS: We investigated the effects of the active form of amifostine (WR-1065) on the response of thyroid cancer cells to treatment with DNA damaging agents. WR-1065 was examined in human thyroid cancer cell lines (FTC133, TPC1, BCPAP and C643) and embryonic fibroblast cells NIH3T3...
August 8, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783453/development-of-human-salivary-gland-like-tissue-in-vitro
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Marc Burghartz, Simon Lennartz, Matthias Schweinlin, Rudolf Hagen, Norbert Kleinsasser, Stephan Hackenberg, Gudrun Steußloff, Agmal Scherzad, Kathrin Radeloff, Christian Ginzkey, Heike Walles, Marco Metzger
The loss of salivary gland function caused by radiation therapy of the head and neck is a serious condition and it affects a patient's quality of life. The current lack of effective therapies demands new options to be explored. This study tested whether human salivary gland epithelial cells (SGECs) could be successfully cultured on a decellularized porcine gut matrix (SIS-muc) in both mono- and coculture with microvascular endothelial cells (mvECs). By performing immunofluorescence imaging, transmission as well as scanning electron microscopy (SEM), quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR), and an amylase enzyme assay, it was investigated as to what extent the three-dimensional (3D)-cultured cells could maintain their molecular differentiation and the production of working α-amylase (α-AMY) compared with two-dimensional (2D) culture...
August 4, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759822/treatment-of-late-sequelae-after-radiotherapy-for-head-and-neck-cancer
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REVIEW
Primož Strojan, Katherine A Hutcheson, Avraham Eisbruch, Jonathan J Beitler, Johannes A Langendijk, Anne W M Lee, June Corry, William M Mendenhall, Robert Smee, Alessandra Rinaldo, Alfio Ferlito
Radiotherapy (RT) is used to treat approximately 80% of patients with cancer of the head and neck. Despite enormous advances in RT planning and delivery, a significant number of patients will experience radiation-associated toxicities, especially those treated with concurrent systemic agents. Many effective management options are available for acute RT-associated toxicities, but treatment options are much more limited and of variable benefit among patients who develop late sequelae after RT. The adverse impact of developing late tissue damage in irradiated patients may range from bothersome symptoms that negatively affect their quality of life to severe life-threatening complications...
July 18, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759701/pharmacological-interventions-for-preventing-dry-mouth-and-salivary-gland-dysfunction-following-radiotherapy
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REVIEW
Philip Riley, Anne-Marie Glenny, Fang Hua, Helen V Worthington
BACKGROUND: Salivary gland dysfunction is an 'umbrella' term for the presence of either xerostomia (subjective sensation of dryness), or salivary gland hypofunction (reduction in saliva production). It is a predictable side effect of radiotherapy to the head and neck region, and is associated with a significant impairment of quality of life. A wide range of pharmacological interventions, with varying mechanisms of action, have been used for the prevention of radiation-induced salivary gland dysfunction...
July 31, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740927/adjuvant-radiation-for-salivary-gland-malignancies-is-associated-with-improved-survival-a-national-cancer-database-analysis
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Richard L Bakst, William Su, Umut Ozbek, Miriam A Knoll, Brett A Miles, Vishal Gupta, Ryan Rhome
OBJECTIVE: There are no randomized data to support the use of postoperative radiation for salivary gland malignancies. This study uses the National Cancer Database (NCDB) to describe the epidemiology of salivary gland cancer patients and to investigate whether treatment with adjuvant radiation improves overall survival. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A total of 8243 patients diagnosed with a major salivary gland cancer were identified from the NCDB. All patients received primary surgical resection of their malignancy...
April 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721884/dosimetric-predictors-of-patient-reported-xerostomia-and-dysphagia-with-deintensified-chemoradiation-therapy-for-hpv-associated-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Bhishamjit S Chera, David Fried, Alex Price, Robert J Amdur, William Mendenhall, Chiray Lu, Shiva Das, Nathan Sheets, Lawrence Marks, Panayiotis Mavroidis
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE(S): To estimate the association between different dose-volume metrics of the salivary glands and pharyngeal constrictors with patient reported severity of xerostomia/dysphagia in the setting of deintensified chemoradiation therapy (CRT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Forty-five patients were treated on a phase 2 study assessing the efficacy of deintensified CRT for favorable-risk, HPV-associated oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Patients received 60 Gy intensity modulated radiation therapy with concurrent weekly cisplatin (30 mg/m(2)), and reported the severity of their xerostomia/dysphagia (before and after treatment) using the patient-reported outcome version of the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) (PRO-CTCAE)...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714550/optimal-timing-and-frequency-of-bone-marrow-soup-therapy-for-functional-restoration-of-salivary-gland-injured-by-single-dose-or-fractionated-irradiation
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Dongdong Fang, Sixia Shang, Younan Liu, Mohammed Bakkar, Yoshinori Sumita, Jan Seuntjens, Simon D Tran
Injections of bone marrow (BM) cell extract, known as "BM Soup", was previously reported to mitigate ionizing radiation (IR) injury to salivary glands (SGs). However the optimal starting time and frequency to maintain BM Soup therapeutic efficacy remains unknown. This study tests the optimal starting time and frequency of BM Soup injections in mice radiated with either a single dose or fractionated dose. First, BM Soup treatment is started at 1, 3, or 7 weeks post-IR, while positive (non-IR) and negative (IR) control mice receive injections of saline (vehicle control)...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712533/dose-volume-toxicity-modeling-for-de-intensified-chemo-radiation-therapy-for-hpv-positive-oropharynx-cancer
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Panayiotis Mavroidis, Alex Price, David Fried, Mark Kostich, Robert Amdur, William Mendenhall, Chihray Liu, Shiva Das, Lawrence B Marks, Bhishamjit Chera
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The aim is to determine the radiobiological parameters of four popular normal tissue complication probability (NTCP) models that describe the dose-response relations of salivary glands and pharyngeal constrictors to the severity of patient reported xerostomia and dysphagia, respectively 6 and 12months post chemo-radiotherapy, furthermore, to evaluate the goodness-of-fit of the NTCP models for different combinations of glands and constrictors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty-three patients were treated on a prospective multi-institutional phase II study (ClinicalTrials...
July 13, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708300/radioprotective-effect-of-thymoquinone-on-salivary-gland-of-rats-exposed-to-total-cranial-irradiation
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Mehmet Akyuz, Seyithan Taysi, Elif Baysal, Elif Demir, Hilal Alkis, Muslum Akan, Habip Binici, Zeynel Abidin Karatas
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate the radioprotective effects of thymoquinone against radiation-induced damage in the salivary glands of rats exposed to total cranial gamma irradiation. METHODS: Thirty-two Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into 4 groups to test the radioprotective effectiveness of thymoquinone by intraperitoneal injection. An appropriate control group was also studied. Biochemical parameters in liver tissue of rats were determined by spectrophotometer...
July 14, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707525/is-there-a-role-for-ultrasound-guided-sialoplasty-in-the-management-of-salivary-duct-strictures
#10
Jimmy Makdissi, Lee Feinberg, Amit Roy
Ductal stricture is a common cause of obstructive salivary gland disease. Balloon dilatation of the parotid duct as a minimally invasive technique is currently carried out under fluoroscopic guidance or during sialendocopy. We present a case report of ultrasound guided balloon dilatation. A 45 year old lady presented with a long history of obstructive symptoms affecting the right parotid gland. Ultrasound examination revealed a tortuous right main parotid duct with marked dilatation throughout its course and multiple sites of focal stricture formation...
July 14, 2017: Dento Maxillo Facial Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705916/biodistribution-and-dosimetry-of-18-f-meta-fluorobenzyl-guanidine-mfbg-a-first-in-human-pet-ct-imaging-study-of-patients-with-neuroendocrine-malignancies
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Neeta Pandit-Taskar, Pat B Zanzonico, Kevin D Staton, Jorge A Carrasquillo, Diane Reidy-Lagunes, Serge K Lyashchenko, Eva Burnazi, Hanwen Zhang, Jason S Lewis, Ronald Blasberg, Steven M Larson, Wolfgang Andreas Weber, Shakeel Modak
Introduction: Iodine-123-meta-iodobenzylguanidine ((123)I-MIBG) imaging is currently a mainstay in the evaluation of many neuroendocrine tumors, especially neuroblastoma. (123)I-MIBG imaging has several limitations that can be overcome by the use of a PET agent. (18)F-MFBG is a positron emission tomography (PET) analog of MIBG that may allow for single-day, high-resolution quantitative imaging. We conducted a first-in-human study of (18)F-MFBG PET imaging to evaluate the safety, feasibility, pharmacokinetics, and dosimetry of (18)F-MFBG in neuroendocrine tumors (NETs)...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678820/effect-of-reduced-z-axis-scan-coverage-on-diagnostic-performance-and-radiation-dose-of-neck-computed-tomography-in-patients-with-suspected-cervical-abscess
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Jakob Weiss, Michael Maurer, Dominik Ketelsen, Mike Notohamiprodjo, Dominik Zinsser, Julian L Wichmann, Konstantin Nikolaou, Fabian Bamberg, Ahmed E Othman
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of reduced z-axis scan coverage on diagnostic performance and radiation dose of neck CT in patients with suspected cervical abscess. METHODS: Fifty-one patients with suspected cervical abscess were included and underwent contrast-enhanced neck CT on a 2nd or 3rd generation dual-source CT system. Image acquisition ranged from the aortic arch to the upper roof of the frontal sinuses (CTstd). Subsequently, series with reduced z-axis coverage (CTred) were reconstructed starting at the aortic arch up to the orbital floor...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678755/radiation-therapy-and-serum-salivary-amylase-in-head-and-neck-cancer
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REVIEW
Francesca De Felice, Mario Tombolini, Angela Musella, Francesco Marampon, Vincenzo Tombolini, Daniela Musio
Radiation therapy (RT) is a valid treatment option for head and neck cancer (HNC). The risk of RT-induced toxicities is significant, especially due to extended treatment fields. The raise in amylase activity is strictly dependent on the volume of salivary glands included in the irradiated target volume and it is firmly related to the dose. The aim of this review is to report the effects on salivary amylase activity after radiation exposure of salivary glands, in patients with HNC.
June 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675085/impact-of-adjuvant-radiotherapy-for-malignant-salivary-gland-tumors
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Joseph Safdieh, Babak Givi, Virginia Osborn, Ariel Lederman, David Schwartz, David Schreiber
Objective Using the National Cancer Database (NCDB), we investigated the characteristics, outcomes, and benefits of adjuvant therapy for patients diagnosed with malignant salivary gland tumors between 2004 and 2012. Study Design Retrospective analysis. Setting NCDB. Subject and Methods The cases of patients diagnosed with a nonmetastatic major salivary gland tumor who underwent resection between 2004 and 2012 were abstracted from the NCDB. Patients were further included if they had pT1-4NX-1M0 high-grade disease or pT3-4NX-0M0 or pT1-4N1M0 low-grade disease...
June 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659312/radiosensitization-of-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-with-mdm2-inhibition
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Prashanth J Prabakaran, Amal M Javaid, Adam D Swick, Lauryn R Werner, Kwangok P Nickel, Emmanuel Sampene, Rong Hu, Irene M Ong, Justine Y Bruce, Gregory K Hartig, Aaron Wieland, Jude Canon, Paul M Harari, Randall J Kimple
Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a rare cancer arising from the major or minor salivary gland tissues of the head and neck. There are currently no approved systemic agents or known radiosensitizers for ACC. Unlike the more common head and neck squamous cell carcinomas that frequently harbor TP53 mutations, ACC contain TP53 mutations at a rate of <5%, rendering them an attractive target for MDM2 inhibition. <p>Experimental Design: We report the successful establishment and detailed characterization of a TP53-WT ACC patient derived xenograft (PDX) which retained the histologic features of the original patient tumor...
June 28, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658925/effect-of-cell-phone-radiations-on-orofacial-structures-a-systematic-review
#16
REVIEW
Sunil Kumar Mishra, Ramesh Chowdhary, Shail Kumari, Srinivasa B Rao
INTRODUCTION: The widespread use of cell phone in recent years has raised many questions whether their use is safe to operator who is exposed to Electromagnetic Waves (EMV). AIM: To find out the effect of cell phone emitted radiations on the orofacial structures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To identify suitable literature, an electronic search was performed using Medline, Pubmed and EBSCO host database in December 2016. The search was focused on effect of cell phone on orofacial structures...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650891/pretreatment-primary-tumor-suvmax-on-18f-fdg-pet-ct-images-predicts-outcomes-in-patients-with-salivary-gland-carcinoma-treated-with-definitive-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy
#17
Cheng-En Hsieh, Kung-Chu Ho, Chia-Hsun Hsieh, Tzu-Chen Yen, Chun-Ta Liao, Hung-Ming Wang, Chien-Yu Lin
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic significance of F-FDG uptake in salivary gland carcinoma (SGC) patients treated with definitive intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). METHODS: We retrospectively examined 46 SGC patients who received pretreatment F-FDG PET/CT and definitive IMRT between 2007 and 2014. Most tumors were located in the minor salivary glands (n = 35 [76%]). Forty-six percent (n = 21) of the participants had unresectable disease...
September 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640094/effects-of-first-radioiodine-ablation-on-functions-of-salivary-glands-in-patients-with-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
#18
Arun Upadhyaya, Zhaowei Meng, Peng Wang, Guizhi Zhang, Qiang Jia, Jian Tan, Xue Li, Tianpeng Hu, Na Liu, Pingping Zhou, Sen Wang, Xiaoxia Liu, Huiying Wang, Chunmei Zhang, Fengxiao Zhao, Ziyu Yan
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of the first radioactive iodine (I) therapy on functions of salivary glands in patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC).There were 36 consented patients with DTC enrolled in this study, who received 3.7 GBq (100mCi) I for ablation after total thyroidectomy. Salivary gland function was assessed using salivary gland scintigraphy in two phases, one 4 hours before and the other 6 months after I therapy (both under thyrotropin stimulation condition)...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637715/tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-protect-the-salivary-gland-from-radiation-damage-by-inhibiting-activation-of-protein-kinase-c-%C3%AE
#19
Sten M Wie, Elizabeth Wellberg, Sana D Karam, Mary E Reyland
In patients undergoing irradiation therapy, injury to non-tumor tissues can result in debilitating, and sometimes permanent, side effects. We have defined Protein Kinase C-delta (PKCδ) as a regulator of DNA damage induced apoptosis and have shown that phosphorylation of PKCδ by c-Abl and c-Src activates its pro-apoptotic function.  Here we have explored the use of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) of c-Src and c-Abl to block activation of PKCδ for radioprotection of the salivary gland.  Dasatinib, imatinib, and bosutinib all suppressed tyrosine phosphorylation of PKCδ and inhibited IR-induced apoptosis in vitro  To determine if TKIs can provide radioprotection of salivary gland function in vivo, mice were treated with TKIs and a single or fractionated doses of irradiation...
June 21, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588084/highlight-understanding-radiation-sialadenitis
#20
Michael B Yaffe
A nonapoptotic function of caspase-3 underlies the salivary gland complications of radiation therapy of head and neck cancers.
June 6, 2017: Science Signaling
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