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Nasopharyngeal cancer

Wen-Shu Ma, Jing-Guang Ma, Li-Na Xing
This study aims to explore the efficacy and safety of recombinant human adenovirus p53 (rAd-p53) combined with chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in the treatment of recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). A total of 162 recurrent NPC patients were selected and divided randomly into the rAd-p53+CRT, CRT, and rAd-p53 groups. An electrochemical luminescence immune analyzer was used to detect serum levels of tumor markers (carcinoembryonic antigen, cancer antigen 199, and cancer antigen 153). Efficacy evaluation was in accordance with Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumor...
October 21, 2016: Anti-cancer Drugs
Chun Chen, Zenghong Lu, Jie Yang, Weichao Hao, Yujuan Qin, Huiyan Wang, Congying Xie, Raoying Xie
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) may act as either tumor suppressors or oncogenes in various types of cancers. Previous studies have indicated that miR-17-5p is involved in the initiation and development of human tumors. However, its mechanism and function in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) remain largely unclear. In this study, we evaluated the expression profiles of miR-17-5p and p21 in NPC cell lines and tissues by quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR). For the analysis, we have established a stable overexpression or depletion of miR-17-5p NPC cell lines for analyzing the effects of cell proliferation by MTT, colony formation, and cell cycle assay...
October 24, 2016: Cancer Medicine
Ziwei Tu, Qu Chen, Jie Ting Zhang, Xiaohua Jiang, Yunfei Xia, Hsiao Chang Chan
While there is an increasing interest in the correlation of cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) and cancer incidence, the role of CFTR in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) development remains unknown. In this study, we aimed to explore the prognostic value of CFTR in NPC patients. The expression of CFTR was determined in NPC cell lines and tissues. Statistical analysis was utilized to evaluate the correlation between CFTR expression levels and clinicopathological characteristics and prognosis in 225 cases of NPC patients...
October 19, 2016: Oncotarget
Jingjing Yu, Yuling Huang, Lijuan Liu, Jing Wang, Jiye Yin, Lihua Huang, Shaojun Chen, Jingao Li, Hong Yuan, Guoping Yang, Wenyu Liu, Hai Wang, Qi Pei, Chengxian Guo
Radiotherapy (RT) is the normative therapeutic treatment for primary nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of genes in Wnt/β-catenin pathway are correlated to the development, prognosis, and treatment benefit of various cancers. However, it has not been established whether SNPs of Wnt/β-catenin pathway are associated with nasopharyngeal tumorigenesis and the efficacy of RT in NPC patients. Therefore, in this study, we aimed to investigate the nine potentially functional SNPs of four genes in the Wnt/β-catenin pathway and genotyped these in 188 NPC patients treated with RT...
October 19, 2016: Oncotarget
Xue Jiang, Lichun Feng, Baoqiang Dai, Liping Li, Weiwei Lu
INTRODUCTION: Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is the most common cancer originating from the nasopharynx. OBJECTIVE: To study the mechanisms of nasopharyngeal carcinoma, we analyzed GSE12452 microarray data. METHODS: GSE12452 was downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus database and included 31 nasopharyngeal carcinoma samples and 10 normal nasopharyngeal tissue samples. The differentially expressed genes were screened by ANOVA in the PGS package...
September 26, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
Xing-Si Peng, Guo-Feng Xie, Wen-Ze Qiu, Yun-Hong Tian, Wei-Jun Zhang, Ka-Jia Cao
BACKGROUND: Diabetes has been identified as an adverse prognostic variable which associated with an increased mortality in various cancers, including colorectal, lung, and breast cancers. However, previous studies provided inconsistent results on the association between diabetes and nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). The main aim of this study was to investigate the associations between diabetes mellitus and the survival of NPC patients. METHODS: This study was designed as a 1:2 matched case-control study...
2016: PloS One
Ya-Jing Lin, Shu-Fen Peng, Meng-Liang Lin, Chao-Lin Kuo, Kung-Wen Lu, Ching-Lung Liao, Yi-Shih Ma, Fu-Shin Chueh, Kuo-Ching Liu, Fu-Shun Yu, Jing-Gung Chung
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is an epithelial malignancy of the head and neck and the incidence is higher in Southeast Asia. Tetrandrine (TET) is a bisbenzylisoquinoline alkaloid, a natural product, and exhibits biological activities including action against many human cancer cell lines. However, the molecular mechanism of TET-induced cell apoptosis in human NPC cells is still unclear. In the present study, we investigated TET-induced apoptotic cell death and associated possible signal pathways on human nasopharyngeal carcinoma NPC-TW 076 cells in vitro...
October 12, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Prosenjit Paul, Himangshu Deka, Arup K Malakar, Binata Halder, Supriyo Chakraborty
Among all cancers, the incidence of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is quite high in the endemic regions. NPC is a head and neck cancer with poor survival rate, and is rare throughout most of the world but common in certain geographic areas, like southern Asia and some regions of North East India (Nagaland, Manipur, and Mizoram). A clear understanding of its etiology is still lacking, but NPC is widely suspected to be the result of both genetic susceptibility and exposure to environmental factors or Epstein-Barr virus infection...
September 29, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Prevention
Chengyu Wang, Yin Cheng, Hongyi Liu, Yaping Xu, Hu Peng, Juntian Lang, Jianchun Liao, Haibin Liu, Huanhai Liu, Jingping Fan
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) is one of the common human malignant diseases all over the world, and chemotherapy remains the main therapy for NPC. However, the survival and life quality of NPC patients are still very poor. Thus, novel and selective anti-tumor agents are pressingly needed. Our previous study identified pectolinarigenin as a novel effective anti-tumor drug candidate for NPC. In this study, we further investigated its anti-tumor activities and explored the potential molecular mechanism...
October 17, 2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Peng Zhang, Li Zhang, Hui Liu, Lei Zhao, Yong Li, Jing-Xian Shen, Qing Liu, Meng-Zhong Liu, Mian Xi
Purpose: Previous studies reported an association between an increased risk of tongue cancer and radiation treatment for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). This study compared the clinicopathologic characteristics and outcomes of tongue squamous cell carcinoma (TSCC) in patients with and without a history of radiotherapy for NPC. Materials and Methods: From 1965 to 2009, a total of 73 patients were diagnosed with TSCC with a history of radiotherapy for NPC. The patients were matched in a 1:3 ratio with patients with sporadic TSCC according to age, sex, and year of the TSCC diagnosis...
October 11, 2016: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
Zhongwei Wang, Yali Wang, Hongtao Ren, Yingying Jin, Ya Guo
Zinc and ring finger 3 (ZNRF3), which belongs to the E3 ubiquitin ligase family is involved in the progression and development of cancer. However, the expression and function of ZNRF3 in human nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) remains unclear. Thus, the aim of this paper was to investigate the role of ZNRF3 in human nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Our results showed that ZNRF3 was downregulated in nasopharyngeal carcinoma cell lines. Restoration of ZNRF3 significantly inhibited the proliferation of NPC cells and tumor xenograft growth in vivo...
October 11, 2016: Oncology Research
Wafa Khaali, Khalid Moumad, El Khalil Ben Driss, Abdellatif Benider, Wided Ben Ayoub, Mokhtar Hamdi-Cherif, Kada Boualga, Elham Hassen, Marilys Corbex, Meriem Khyatti
BACKGROUND: Genetic susceptibility plays a key role in the development of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) and in fact the disease presents with an unusually high incidence in certain regions of the world like North Africa. We investigated the association between polymorphism of the Transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) and risk of NPC in North Africa. TGF-β1 is a multifunctional cytokine that acts as both a tumor suppressor and a stimulator of cancer development; it has been shown to influence risk of numerous other carcinomas including lung, breast and prostate cancer...
October 12, 2016: BMC Medical Genetics
Lu-Ning Zhang, Xing-Sheng Qiu, Pu-Yun OuYang, Yao Xiao, Xiao-Wen Lan, Wuguo Deng, Fang-Yun Xie, Xi-Cheng Wang
BACKGROUND: Effect of age at diagnosis on treatment failure and mortality was rarely evaluated in nasopharyngeal carcinoma. METHODS: We analyzed 1252 patients staged III-IVb and underwent concurrent chemoradiotherapy. Age was categorized as 20 to 49 years (n=804), 50 to 59 years (n=282) and 60 years or older (n=166). Distant metastasis-free survival (DMFS), cancer-specific survival (CSS), overall survival (OS) and locoregional relapse-free survival (LRFS) were assessed by age group...
October 9, 2016: Oncotarget
Mincione Gabriella, Di Marcantonio Maria Carmela, Tarantelli Chiara, Savino Luca, Ponti Donatella, Marchisio Marco, Lanuti Paola, Sancilio Silvia, Calogero Antonella, Di Pietro Roberta, Muraro Raffaella
Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR), a member of the ErbB family of receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) proteins, is aberrantly expressed or deregulated in tumors and plays pivotal roles in cancer onset and metastatic progression. ZNF216 gene has been identified as one of Immediate Early Genes (IEGs) induced by RTKs. Overexpression of ZNF216 protein sensitizes 293 cell line to TNF-α induced apoptosis. However, ZNF216 overexpression has been reported in medulloblastomas and metastatic nasopharyngeal carcinomas...
October 6, 2016: Oncotarget
Lie-Qiang Liao, Hong-Hong Yan, Jun-Hao Mai, Wei-Wei Liu, Hao Li, Zhu-Ming Guo, Zong-Yuan Zeng, Xue-Kui Liu
BACKGROUND: The increasing incidence of radiation-induced osteosarcoma of the maxilla and mandible (RIOSM) has become a significant problem that can limit long-term survival. The purpose of this study was to analyze the association of clinicopathologic characteristics with treatment outcomes and prognostic factors of patients who developed RIOSM after undergoing radiotherapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of 53,760 NPC patients admitted to Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center during the period August 1964 to August 2012...
October 12, 2016: Chinese Journal of Cancer
Chuan Shen, Lingling Chen, Jiangtao Fu, Hongbin Lin
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the expression of excision repair cross-complementation group 1 (ERCC1) in locoregionally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) treated with cisplatin-based induction chemotherapy. METHODS: Eighty-five patients with locoregionally advanced NPC treated with cisplatin-based induction chemotherapy were included in this study. The expression level of ERCC1 protein in cancer tissues was detected by immunohistochemistry, and the expression level was divided into the high- and low-expression groups according to their expression level...
October 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
Vishal J Patel, Nai-Wei Chen, Vicente A Resto
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether patient race and ethnicity affect nasopharyngeal cancer survival. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective database analysis. SETTING: National Cancer Institute's SEER database (Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results), 1988-2010. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Nasopharyngeal carcinoma cases were extracted according to site codes and histology recode-broad groupings. The cohort of 5427 patients was used to calculate disease-specific survival in regard to race and ethnicity...
October 4, 2016: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Fengqin Yan, Zhimin Ye, Fangzheng Wang, Lei Wang, Weiyang Li, Zhenfu Fu
It is widely accepted that a mucosal ulcer induced by radiation (RIMU) is the predominant type of post-radiation nasopharyngeal ulcer in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) who underwent radiotherapy (RT); however, another type of ulcer, an ulcer of post-radiation nasopharyngeal necrosis (UPRNN), has rarely been reported for patients with NPC. In the present study, the clinical and imaging features of 53 patients who were treated at the Zhejiang Provincial Cancer Center (Zhejiang Cancer Hospital, Hangzhou, China) between March 2009 and December 2015, and who were diagnosed with UPRNN, were reviewed...
October 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
Yi-Ying Lee, Tung-Bo Chao, Ming-Jen Sheu, Yu-Feng Tian, Tzu-Ju Chen, Sung-Wei Lee, Hong-Lin He, I-Wei Chang, Chung-Hsi Hsing, Ching-Yih Lin, Chien-Feng Li
Background: Glutamate decarboxylase 1 (GAD1) which serves as a rate-limiting enzyme involving in the production of γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA), exists in the GABAergic neurons in the central nervous system (CNS). Little is known about the relevance of GAD1 to nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Through data mining on a data set derived from a published transcriptome database, this study first identified GAD1 as a differentially upregulated gene in NPC. We aimed to evaluate GAD1 expression and its prognostic effect on patients with early and locoregionally advanced NPC...
2016: Journal of Cancer
Deyao Wu, Xiaobing Niu, Huixing Pan, Yunfeng Zhou, Zichun Zhang, Ping Qu, Jian Zhou
MicroRNA (miR)-429 has been frequently reported to be downregulated in various tumors, including renal cell carcinoma (RCC), nasopharyngeal carcinoma, Ehrlich ascites tumor cells, gastric cancer, non-small cell lung cancer and endometrial endometrioid carcinoma. The present study investigated the effects of miR-429 on human RCC A498 and 786-O cells. Following transfection of cells with miR-429 mimics and scrambled control, MTT, cell migration, cell invasion and luciferase assays were performed. In addition, western blotting was performed in order to assess the expression of specificity protein 1 (Sp1), which was predicted to be a target of miR-429 by TargetScan...
October 2016: Oncology Letters
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