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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921843/potential-proton-and-photon-dose-degradation-in-advanced-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-by-intratherapy-changes
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Kristin Stützer, Annika Jakobi, Anna Bandurska-Luque, Steffen Barczyk, Carolin Arnsmeyer, Steffen Löck, Christian Richter
PURPOSE: Evaluation of dose degradation by anatomic changes for head-and-neck cancer (HNC) intensity-modulated proton therapy (IMPT) relative to intensity-modulated photon therapy (IMRT) and identification of potential indicators for IMPT treatment plan adaptation. METHODS: For 31 advanced HNC datasets, IMPT and IMRT plans were recalculated on a computed tomography scan (CT) taken after about 4 weeks of therapy. Dose parameter changes were determined for the organs at risk (OARs) spinal cord, brain stem, parotid glands, brachial plexus, and mandible, for the clinical target volume (CTV) and the healthy tissue outside planning target volume (PTV)...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918550/advance-care-planning-challenges-at-the-emergency-department-of-a-cancer-care-center
#2
Maria T Cruz-Carreras, Patrick Chaftari, Jayne Viets-Upchurch
INTRODUCTION: Code status discussions form an important part of advance care planning (ACP) as it enables physicians to respect the patient's wishes for end-of-life care. However, in some cases, code status discussions can be challenging causing the physician to go against the patient's wishes and the code of medical ethics. This is especially true in an emergency setting. In this paper, we will discuss three cases of advanced cancer patients, where code status discussions posed challenges to healthcare providers...
September 16, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917063/accuracy-of-preoperative-fine-needle-aspiration-in-diagnosis-of-malignant-parotid-tumors
#3
Hani Z Marzouki, Mohammed A Altabsh, Mohammed O Albakrei, Talal A Al-Khatib, Mazin A Merdad, Nada J Farsi
To determine the diagnostic accuracy of fine needle aspiration (FNA) for detecting malignant parotid tumors. Methods: We conducted a retrospective study of all patients diagnosed with benign or malignant parotid gland tumors in King Abdulaziz University Hospital,  Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, between January 2004 and May 2015. The records of 65 subjects were obtained. Histopathological findings and data from FNA examinations were obtained from medical records. Twenty-three subjects were excluded due to missing FNA, histopathology results or both...
October 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903405/uptake-of-psma-ligands-in-normal-tissues-is-dependent-on-tumor-load-in-patients-with-prostate-cancer
#4
Florian C Gaertner, Khalil Halabi, Hojjat Ahmadzadehfar, Stefan Kürpig, Elisabeth Eppard, Charalambos Kotsikopoulos, Nikolaos Liakos, Ralph A Bundschuh, Holger Strunk, Markus Essler
Radioligand therapy (RLT) with Lu-177-labeled PSMA-ligands is a new therapy option for prostate cancer. Biodistribution in normal tissues is of interest for therapy planning. We evaluated if the biodistribution of Ga-68-PSMA-11 is influenced by tumor load. RESULTS: In patients with high tumor load, SUVmean was reduced to 61.5% in the lacrimal glands, to 56.6% in the parotid glands, to 63.7% in the submandibular glands, to 61.3% in the sublingual glands and to 55.4% in the kidneys (p < 0...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872155/the-rising-incidence-of-parotid-metastases-our-experience-from-four-decades-of-parotid-gland-surgery
#5
A Franzen, A Buchali, A Lieder
Secondary neoplasia in the parotid gland is increasingly frequent. We examined outcomes from 40 years of parotid surgery to analyse patterns for metastasis, review the staging procedure and discuss management. We retrospectively examined 772 consecutive cases of parotid surgery in a university hospital between 1975 and 2015 and assessed changes in incidence and management over four decades. In all, 71% percent of patients were male and 29% were female, with a mean age of 68 years, aged between 23 and 93 years...
August 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844126/the-effect-of-different-routes-of-injection-of-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-parotid-glands-of-rats-receiving-cisplatin-a-comparative-study
#6
Eman Hany, Mohammed A Sobh, Mazen T Abou ElKhier, Heba M ElSabaa, Ahmed R Zaher
Background and Objectives: Cisplatin is a powerful antitumor chemotherapeutic agent that is widely used in the treatment of many cancers but it has many side effects on many organs including salivary glands. Bone marrow is considered to be a rich environment that comprises many types of stem cells of which BMSCs (Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells) are the most studied with potentiality to differentiate into many cell types. This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of different routes of injection of BMSCs on parotid glands of rats receiving cisplatin...
August 31, 2017: International Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840842/chemokine-and-chemokine-receptor-patterns-in-patients-with-benign-and-malignant-salivary-gland-tumors-a-distinct-role-for-ccr7
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Mohammad Reza Haghshenas, Mohammad Javad Ashraf, Bijan Khademi, Abbas Ghaderi, Nasrollah Erfani, Mahboobeh Razmkhah
To explore the molecular mechanisms involved in pathophysiology of malignant and benign salivary gland tumors (SGTs), we investigated main tumor-inducing chemokines and chemokine receptors, CXCL12/CXCR4/ACKR3 (CXCR7), CXCR3/CXCL10, CCR5/CCL5, CCL21/CCR7, CCL2, CCR4, CXCR5, CCR6, and CXCL8 in tumor tissues. Parotid tissues were obtained from 30 patients with malignant and benign SGTs. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) was employed to determine the mRNA expression pattern of the mentioned chemokines/chemokine receptors and immunohistochemistry (IHC) was performed to verify the expression of CCR7...
March 1, 2017: European Cytokine Network
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834021/multi-isocentric-4%C3%AF-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-approach-for-head-and-neck-cancer
#8
Vallinayagam Shanmuga Subramanian, Vellaiyan Subramani, Srinivas Chilukuri, Murugesan Kathirvel, Gandhi Arun, Shanmugam Thirumalai Swamy, Kala Subramanian, Antonella Fogliata, Luca Cozzi
OBJECTIVES: To explore the feasibility of multi-isocentric 4π volumetric-modulated arc therapy (MI4π-VMAT) for the complex targets of head and neck cancers. METHODS: Twenty-five previously treated patients of HNC underwent re-planning to improve the dose distributions with either coplanar VMAT technique (CP-VMAT) or noncoplanar MI4π-VMAT plans. The latter, involving 3-6 noncoplanar arcs and 2-3 isocenters were re-optimized using the same priorities and objectives...
August 20, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819500/-parotid-metastasis-from-carcinoma-of-the-breast-report-of-a-case-and-review-of-the-literature
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Fatimazahra El M'rabet, Rajae Kanab, Taoufiq Ameuraoui, Fatoumata Sidibe, Meryem Azegrare, Samia Arifi, Moustapha El Maaroufi, Afaf Amarti, Nawfal Mellas
Parotid metastasis from carcinoma of the breast is very rare, only a few cases have been reported in the literature. We here report the case of a 43-year old patient treated for right breast cancer in whom left parotid metastasis (confirmed histologically) occurred two years after the end of the treatment.
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806348/radioprotective-effect-of-vitamin-e-on-salivary-glands-after-radioiodine-therapy-for-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#10
Arun Upadhyaya, Pingping Zhou, Zhaowei Meng, Peng Wang, Guizhi Zhang, Qiang Jia, Jian Tan, Xue Li, Tianpeng Hu, Na Liu, Sen Wang, Xiaoxia Liu, Huiying Wang, Chunmei Zhang, Fengxiao Zhao, Ziyu Yan, Xiaoran Wang, Xuemeng Zhang, Wan Zhang
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to examine the radioprotective effect of vitamin E on salivary glands after radioactive iodine (I) therapy in patients with differentiated thyroid cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eighty-two patients with differentiated thyroid cancer were enrolled in this study. They were divided randomly into four groups (control group: 22 cases, group A: 23 cases, group B: 22 cases, and group C: 15 cases) before postsurgical ablation therapy with 100 mCi I...
August 11, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797455/prognostic-factors-and-occult-nodal-disease-in-mucoepidermoid-carcinoma-of-the-oral-cavity-and-oropharynx-an-analysis-of-the-national-cancer-database
#11
Mark A Ellis, Evan M Graboyes, Terry A Day, David M Neskey
OBJECTIVES: Mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) is an uncommon malignancy that most commonly occurs in the parotid gland followed by the minor salivary glands of the upper aerodigestive tract, most notably in the oral cavity (OC) and oropharynx (OP). Because of its rarity, few studies have been performed that are specific to MEC within the OC and OP. The objective of this study is to describe the tumor characteristics and prognostic features for MEC of the OC and OP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The National Cancer Database (NCDB) was used for this study...
September 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770294/automated-imrt-planning-in-pinnacle-a%C3%A2-study-in-head-and-neck-cancer
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J M A M Kusters, K Bzdusek, P Kumar, P G M van Kollenburg, M C Kunze-Busch, M Wendling, T Dijkema, J H A M Kaanders
PURPOSE: This study evaluates the performance and planning efficacy of the Auto-Planning (AP) module in the clinical version of Pinnacle 9.10 (Philips Radiation Oncology Systems, Fitchburg, WI, USA). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Twenty automated intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) plans were compared with the original manually planned clinical IMRT plans from patients with oropharyngeal cancer. RESULTS: Auto-Planning with IMRT offers similar coverage of the planning target volume as the original manually planned clinical plans, as well as better sparing of the contralateral parotid gland, contralateral submandibular gland, larynx, mandible, and brainstem...
August 2, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764598/two-cases-of-combination-therapy-with-cetuximab-paclitaxel-and-cisplatin-for-advanced-head-and-neck-cancer
#13
Matthew A Hoch, Kati Cousins, Ruth Nartey, Keith Riley, Megan Hartranft
Two patients diagnosed with advanced head and neck cancer were treated with cetuximab 400 mg/m(2) intravenously for one loading dose followed by 250 mg/m(2) IV on days 1, 8, and 15 along with paclitaxel 80 mg/m(2) and cisplatin 30 mg/m(2) intravenously on days 1 and 8 repeated every 21 days for three cycles (CPP). Maintenance cetuximab 250 mg/m(2) intravenously weekly was continued following the aforementioned regimen for one year or until disease progression. Patient A was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the parotid gland treated initially with parotidectomy and radiation therapy...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757800/case-report-recurrent-mucoepidermoid-carcinoma-of-the-tongue-in-adult-female-patient-with-lung-cancer
#14
Arielle Rubin, John Davis, Karim Jreije, Henry Wu, Randy Oppenheimer
There is a steady rise in incidence of malignant salivary gland tumors in the United States, with mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) the most frequent. Although 40% of MECs are found in the parotid gland, these lesions possess the capacity to develop anywhere along the aerodigestive tract. Here, we present a case of recurrent tongue MEC in a young adult female patient with history of lung malignancy and multiple brain metastases. Without a universally accepted management protocol for recurrent MECs, the current clinical practice uses tumor grade, location, and clinical progression to determine both prognosis and goals of care...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Ear, Nose and Throat
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712533/dose-volume-toxicity-modeling-for-de-intensified-chemo-radiation-therapy-for-hpv-positive-oropharynx-cancer
#15
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/28709149/uptake-of-psma-ligands-in-normal-tissues-is-dependent-on-tumor-load-in-patients-with-prostate-cancer
#16
Florian C Gaertner, Khalil Halabi, Hojjat Ahmadzadehfar, Stefan Kürpig, Elisabeth Eppard, Charalambos Kotsikopoulos, Nikolaos Liakos, Ralph A Bundschuh, Holger Strunk, Markus Essler
Radioligand therapy (RLT) with Lu-177-labeled PSMA-ligands is a new therapy option for prostate cancer. Biodistribution in normal tissues is of interest for therapy planning. We evaluated if the biodistribution of Ga-68-PSMA-11 is influenced by tumor load. RESULTS: In patients with high tumor load, SUVmean was reduced to 61.5% in the lacrimal glands, to 56.6% in the parotid glands, to 63.7% in the submandibular glands, to 61.3% in the sublingual glands and to 55.4% in the kidneys (p < 0...
July 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693242/bufalin-sensitizes-human-bladder-carcinoma-cells-to-trail-mediated-apoptosis
#17
Kyung-Hwa Kang, Min Ho Han, Jin-Woo Jeong, Cheol Park, Sang-Hyup Lee, Hai Woong Lee, Sang Hoon Hong, Yung Hyun Choi, Su Hyun Hong
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL), a member of the TNF superfamily, has garnered interest as it is relatively non-toxic to normal cells, but selectively induces apoptotic cell death in multiple types of transformed or malignant cells. Bufalin is the major digoxin-like immunoreactive component of Sum Su, which is obtained from the skin and parotid venom gland of the toad. Bufalin is known to inhibit cell proliferation and induce apoptosis in a variety of cancer cells. The present study investigated whether bufalin promoted TRAIL-induced apoptotic cell death...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688689/characterization-treatment-and-outcomes-of-salivary-ductal-carcinoma-using-the-national-cancer-database
#18
Virginia Osborn, Babak Givi, Anna Lee, Niki Sheth, Dylan Roden, David Schwartz, David Schreiber
OBJECTIVES: To analyze clinical, treatment and outcome data for patients with salivary ductal carcinoma in a large population-based sample. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The National Cancer Database was queried to identify patients diagnosed with salivary ductal carcinoma between 2004 and 2013. Kaplan Meier and Cox regression analysis were used to assess overall survival (OS) and identify impact of specific variables on OS. RESULTS: A total of 495 patients were identified...
August 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679448/simultaneous-integrated-boost-therapy-of-carcinoma-of-the-hypopharynx-larynx-with-and-without-flattening-filter-a-treatment-planning-and-dosimetry-study
#19
Barbara Dobler, Tina Obermeier, Matthias G Hautmann, Amine Khemissi, Oliver Koelbl
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate if the flattening filter free (FFF) irradiation mode of a linear accelerator (linac) is advantageous as compared to the flat beam (FF) irradiation mode in intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) for carcinoma of the hypopharynx / larynx. METHODS: Four treatment plans were created for each of 10 patients for an Elekta Synergy linac with Agility collimating device, a dual arc VMAT and a nine field step and shoot IMRT each with and without flattening filter...
July 5, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675085/impact-of-adjuvant-radiotherapy-for-malignant-salivary-gland-tumors
#20
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
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