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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938677/comparison-of-18-fdg-pet-pet-ct-and-bone-scintigraphy-for-detecting-bone-metastases-in-patients-with-nasopharyngeal-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Chuanhui Xu, Ruiming Zhang, Huanlei Zhang, Zhenyan Zhang
OBJECTIVE: We performed a meta-analysis to compare the diagnostic efficacy of (18)FDG PET/PET-CT and bone scintigraphy (BS) for diagnosing bone metastatic cancers in nasopharyngeal cancer patients. RESULTS: 6 studies (1238 patients) fulfilled the inclusion criteria. The pooled sensitivities for (18)FDG PET/PET-CT and BS were 0.81 (95% confidence interval [CI] = 0.70 to 0.98) and 0.39 (95% CI = 0.26 to 0.54), specificities were 0.99 (95% CI = 0.98 to 0.99) and 0...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932365/causal-role-of-infectious-agents-in-cancer-an-overview
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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/28926591/no-evidence-for-the-presence-of-epstein-barr-virus-in-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-mobile-tongue
#5
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
#6
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/28917576/-cancers-associated-with-systemic-sclerosis-involving-anti-rna-polymerase-iii-antibodies
#7
J-B Monfort, A Mathian, Z Amoura, C Francès, A Barbaud, P Senet
BACKGROUND: The incidence of cancer is increased in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). Further, recent studies have also shown that the presence of anti-RNA polymerase III antibodies is associated with a higher incidence of cancer in this population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Herein we present the cases of two men aged 56 and 23 years presenting SSc without anti-Scl70 or anti-centromere antibodies but with anti-RNA polymerase III antibodies. Clinical symptoms led us to prescribe more laboratory exams and both patients were diagnosed with cancer of the nasopharyngeal area...
September 13, 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914416/heterogeneity-analysis-of-diffusion-weighted-mri-for-prediction-and-assessment-of-microstructural-changes-early-after-one-cycle-of-induction-chemotherapy-in-nasopharyngeal-cancer-patients
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Manijeh Beigi, Anahita Fathi Kazerooni, Mojtaba Safari, Marzieh Alamolhoda, Mohsen Shojaee Moghdam, Shiva Moghadam, Hamidreza SalighehRad, Ahmad Ameri
PURPOSE: To evaluate whether the pretreatment apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) heterogeneity parameters and their alterations, after one cycle of induction chemotherapy, can be used as reliable markers of treatment response to induction chemotherapy in patients with nasopharyngeal cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten patients were recruited and received induction chemotherapy (IC). Diffusion-weighted imaging was performed prior to, during, and after IC. The first-order ADC histogram parameters at the intra-treatment time-point were compared to the baseline time-point in the metastatic lymph nodes (LNs)...
September 15, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912892/real-time-in-vivo-diagnosis-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-using-rapid-fiber-optic-raman-spectroscopy
#9
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/28900496/decreased-overall-and-cancer-specific-mortality-with-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-locoregionally-advanced-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-treated-by-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-multivariate-competing-risk-analysis
#10
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893937/epstein-barr-virus-infection-and-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Sai Wah Tsao, Chi Man Tsang, Kwok Wai Lo
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is associated with multiple types of human cancer, including lymphoid and epithelial cancers. The closest association with EBV infection is seen in undifferentiated nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), which is endemic in the southern Chinese population. A strong association between NPC risk and the HLA locus at chromosome 6p has been identified, indicating a link between the presentation of EBV antigens to host immune cells and NPC risk. EBV infection in NPC is clonal in origin, strongly suggesting that NPC develops from the clonal expansion of a single EBV-infected cell...
October 19, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892580/correlation-of-quantitative-parameters-of-magnetic-resonance-perfusion-weighted-imaging-with-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-microvessel-density-and-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-evaluation-on-radiosensitivity-study
#12
Ying Hu, Hong E, Xiaoping Yu, Feiping Li, Longwu Zeng, Qiang Lu, Xuping Xi, Liangfang Shen
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the correlation of parameters of magnetic resonance perfusion-weighted imaging (MR-PWI) with the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) and microvessel density (MVD) in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) so as to explore the value of predicting radiosensitivity. DESIGN: A prospective study. SETTING: Department of Head-and-neck radiotherapy in Hunan Cancer Hospital...
September 11, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888001/a-targeted-nanocarrier-based-on-polyspermine-for-the-effective-delivery-of-methotrexate-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#13
Xin Ji, Huilong Guo, Qiao Tang, Dong Ma, Wei Xue
Antitumor efficacy of methotrexate (MTX) is seriously limited due to its poor water solubility, nonspecific tumor distribution and low bioavailability. To overcome these obstacles, polyspermine (PSP) conjugated with MTX and folic acid (FA) as a novel targeted prodrug was designed and has been successfully synthesized using the amidation reaction. The strong hydrophilic properties of PSP made MTX well dispersed in water and the cellular uptake study indicated that the presence of FA enhanced uptake of the FA-PSP-MTX in folate receptor (FR) over-expressing human nasopharyngeal carcinoma HNE-1 cells...
December 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885355/secondary-hypertrophic-osteoarthropathy-caused-by-non-pleural-or-pulmonary-tumors
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Hans-Jonas Meyer, Leonard Leifels, Andreas Gunter Bach, Alexey Surov
Hypertrophic osteoarthropathy (HOA) is a rare paraneoplastic syndrome characterized by digital clubbing, periosteal reaction, polyarthralgia, arthritis, and synovitis. Herein, we report a case series of patients with secondary HOA caused by non-pleural or pulmonary tumors.The radiologic databases of 2 tertiary university hospitals were retrospectively screened for secondary HOA patients. In addition, a systemic review of the published case reports. Only HOA cases with non-pleural or pulmonary malignancies were involved into the study...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881764/detection-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-susceptibility-with-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-analysis-using-next-generation-sequencing-technology
#15
Mu-Yun Wu, Shu-Jing Huang, Fan Yang, Xin-Tian Qin, Dong Liu, Ying Ding, Shu Yang, Xi-Cheng Wang
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a head and neck cancer with high incidence in South China and East Asia. To provide a theoretical basis for NPC risk screening and early prevention, we conducted a meta-analysis of relevant literature on the association of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP)s with NPC susceptibility. Further, expression of 15 candidate SNPs identified in the meta-analysis was evaluated in a cohort of NPC patients and healthy volunteers using next-generation sequencing technology. Among the 15 SNPs detected in the meta-analysis, miR-146a (rs2910164, C>G), HCG9 (rs3869062, A>G), HCG9 (rs16896923, T>C), MMP2 (rs243865, C>T), GABBR1 (rs2076483, T>C), and TP53 (rs1042522, C>G) were associated with decreased susceptibility to NPC, while GSTM1 (+/DEL), IL-10 (rs1800896, A>G), MDM2 (rs2279744, T>G), MDS1-EVI1 (rs6774494, G>A), XPC (rs2228000, C>T), HLA-F (rs3129055, T>C), SPLUNC1 (rs2752903, T>C; and rs750064, A>G), and GABBR1 (rs29232, G>A) were associated with increased susceptibility to NPC...
August 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881763/tbx2-over-expression-promotes-nasopharyngeal-cancer-cell-proliferation-and-invasion
#16
Yan Lv, Meng Si, Nannan Chen, Ya Li, Xingkai Ma, Huijun Yang, Ling Zhang, Hongyan Zhu, Guang-Yin Xu, Ge-Ping Wu, C Cao
TBX2 is a member of the T box transcription factor family. Its expression and potential biological functions in nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) cells are studied here. We showed that TBX2 mRNA and protein expression was significantly elevated in multiple human NPC tissues, as compared with that in adjacent normal tissues. Knockdown of TBX2 by targeted-siRNA significantly inhibited proliferation and invasion of NPC cells (CNE-1 and HONE-1 lines). Meanwhile, TBX2 knockdown also induced G1-phase cell cycle arrest...
August 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881733/positive-regulation-of-taz-expression-by-ebv-lmp1-contributes-to-cell-proliferation-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#17
Jiang He, Feiyu Tang, Liyu Liu, Lin Chen, Jiang Li, Danming Ou, Lu Zhang, Zhi Li, Deyun Feng, Wenzheng Li, Lun-Quan Sun
The Epstein-Barr virus latent membrane protein 1 (LMP1) is an integral membrane protein. LMP1 has been reported to activate the NF-κB and mitogen-activated protein kinase pathways. However, these effects alone are unable to account for the profound oncogenic properties of LMP1. TAZ is one of the nuclear effectors of Hippo-related pathways and highly expressed in many human tumors. Here, we reported that TAZ was frequently expressed in LMP1-positive nasopharyngeal carcinoma. In NPC cell lines, we showed that LMP1 promoted TAZ expression...
August 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881719/combined-ct-guided-radiofrequency-ablation-with-systemic-chemotherapy-improves-the-survival-for-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-with-oligometastasis-in-liver-propensity-score-matching-analysis
#18
Wang Li, Yutong Bai, Ming Wu, Lujun Shen, Feng Shi, Xuqi Sun, Caijin Lin, Boyang Chang, Changchuan Pan, Zhiwen Li, Peihong Wu
The aim of this study was to retrospectively compare the treatment efficacy of systemic chemotherapy combined with sequential CT-guided radiofrequency ablation (Chemo-RFA) to chemotherapy alone (Chemo-only) in the management of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) with liver metastasis. Between 2003 and 2011, 328 NPC patients diagnosed with liver metastasis at Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center were enrolled. One-to-one matched pairs between Chemo-RFA group with the Chemo-only group were generated using propensity score matching...
August 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881667/a-high-plasma-d-dimer-level-predicts-poor-prognosis-in-gynecological-tumors-in-east-asia-area-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
Lei Xu, Fan He, Hongcai Wang, Bei Gao, Huini Wu, Shuping Zhao
High pre-treatment plasma D-dimer levels have been reported as a factor associated with a poor prognosis in different types of malignancies, including pancreatic, gastric, colorectal, lung, and nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Here, we performed a meta-analysis to determine the association of plasma D-dimer levels and long term survival in gynecological cancers, including ovarian, cervical and endometrial carcinoma. We searched all eligible publications in PubMed and Web of Science Databases up to August 2016. Primary outcomes, including overall survival (OS), disease-free survival and hazard ratios (HR) of were extracted and analyzed...
August 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877959/prognostic-role-of-tumour-associated-macrophages-and-regulatory-t-cells-in-ebv-positive-and-ebv-negative-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#20
Marc L Ooft, Jolique A van Ipenburg, Maxime E Sanders, Mariette Kranendonk, Ingrid Hofland, Remco de Bree, Senada Koljenović, Stefan M Willems
AIMS: Tumour-associated macrophages (TAMs) and regulatory T cells (Tregs) form a special niche supporting tumour progression, and both correlate with worse survival in head and neck cancers. However, the prognostic role of TAM and Tregs in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is still unknown. Therefore, we determined differences in TAMs and Tregs in different NPC subtypes, and their prognostic significance. METHODS: Tissue of 91 NPCs was assessed for TAMs and Tregs by determination of CD68, CD163, CD206 and FOXP3 expression in the tumour microenvironment...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
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