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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334917/late-onset-cystic-brain-necrosis-after-radiotherapy-for-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Wenli Fang, Beibei Gu, Xiuna Jing, Songhua Xiao, Shengnuo Fan, Wang Liao, Yuqiu Zheng, Jun Liu
Background: Cystic brain radionecrosis (CBRN) is a late-onset devastating complication after radiotherapy for head and neck neoplasms, especially for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). To our knowledge, it has scarcely been reported. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed all available medical records of NPC patients with CBRN who were treated with surgical intervention. Results: Sixteen patients were identified in this study and the mean latency of CBRN was 9...
February 24, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327968/subjective-and-objective-taste-and-smell-changes-in-cancer
#2
L E Spotten, C A Corish, C M Lorton, P M Ui Dhuibhir, N C O'Donoghue, B O'Connor, T D Walsh
Context: Malnutrition is highly prevalent in cancer patients and an important predictor of morbidity, mortality, treatment response and toxicity. Taste and smell changes (TSCs) are common and may contribute to malnutrition. Research has previously focused on patients receiving chemotherapy (CT) or head and neck radiotherapy (RT). However, TSCs may occur pre-treatment, with other treatment modalities, and in cancer survivors. This review evaluates objective and subjective assessment of taste and smell, discusses the prevalence of TSCs in cancer, and reviews the clinical sequelae of TSCs in cancer patients...
March 7, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326215/osteoradionecrosis-of-the-temporal-bone-leading-to-cerebellar-abscess
#3
Thomas B Layton
Squamous cell carcinoma of the temporal bone is a rare and destructive malignancy and represents both diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. The complex regional anatomy of the temporal bone requires equally intricate surgical techniques to adequately resect the tumour mass during surgical excision. Adjuvant radiotherapy is offered to patients with advanced disease and has been showed to confer a survival benefit in carefully selected patients. One feared complication of radiotherapy is osteoradionecrosis and is a major obstacle faced in the treatment of head and neck cancers...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325958/micrornas-involvement-in-radioresistance-of-head-and-neck-cancer
#4
REVIEW
Parwez Ahmad, Jiri Sana, Marek Slavik, Pavel Slampa, Pavel Smilek, Ondrej Slaby
Resistance to the ionizing radiation is a current problem in the treatment and clinical management of various cancers including head and neck cancer. There are several biological and molecular mechanisms described to be responsible for resistance of the tumors to radiotherapy. Among them, the main mechanisms include alterations in intracellular pathways involved in DNA damage and repair, apoptosis, proliferation, and angiogenesis. It has been found that regulation of these complex processes is often controlled by microRNAs...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325607/japanese-clinical-practice-guideline-for-head-and-neck-cancer
#5
REVIEW
Ken-Ichi Nibu, Ryuichi Hayashi, Takahiro Asakage, Hiroya Ojiri, Yoshihiro Kimata, Takeshi Kodaira, Toshitaka Nagao, Torahiko Nakashima, Takashi Fujii, Hirofumi Fujii, Akihiro Homma, Kazuto Matsuura, Nobuya Monden, Takeshi Beppu, Nobuhiro Hanai, Tadaaki Kirita, Yuzuru Kamei, Naoki Otsuki, Naomi Kiyota, Sadamoto Zenda, Ken Omura, Koichi Omori, Tetsuo Akimoto, Kazuyoshi Kawabata, Seiji Kishimoto, Hiroya Kitano, Iwai Tohnai, Takashi Nakatsuka
OBJECTIVE: The first revision of "Japanese Clinical Practice Guideline for Head and Neck Cancer" was made in 2013 by the clinical practice guideline committee of Japan Society for Head and Neck Cancer, in response to the revision of the TNM classification. METHODS: 34 CQs (Clinical Questions) were newly adopted to describe the diagnosis and treatment methods currently considered most appropriate, and offered recommendation grade made by the consensus of the committee...
March 18, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325604/early-prediction-of-radiotherapy-induced-parotid-shrinkage-and-toxicity-based-on-ct-radiomics-and-fuzzy-classification
#6
Marco Pota, Elisa Scalco, Giuseppe Sanguineti, Alessia Farneti, Giovanni Mauro Cattaneo, Giovanna Rizzo, Massimo Esposito
MOTIVATION: Patients under radiotherapy for head-and-neck cancer often suffer of long-term xerostomia, and/or consistent shrinkage of parotid glands. In order to avoid these drawbacks, adaptive therapy can be planned for patients at risk, if the prediction is obtained timely, before or during the early phase of treatment. Artificial intelligence can address the problem, by learning from examples and building classification models. In particular, fuzzy logic has shown its suitability for medical applications, in order to manage uncertain data, and to build transparent rule-based classifiers...
March 18, 2017: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325255/mucosal-melanoma-of-the-head-and-neck
#7
REVIEW
Paolo Antonio Ascierto, Remo Accorona, Gerardo Botti, Davide Farina, Piero Fossati, Gemma Gatta, Helen Gogas, Davide Lombardi, Roberto Maroldi, Piero Nicolai, Marco Ravanelli, Vito Vanella
Mucosal melanoma of the head and neck is a very rare and aggressive malignancy with a very poor prognosis. The nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, and oral cavity are the most common locations. One-, 3- and 5-year survival rates between 2000 and 2007 were 63%, 30% and 20%, respectively. Cigarette smoking seems to be a risk factor even though the evidence for this is very low. Clinical signs and symptoms are usually nonspecific. While surgery is considered the mainstay of treatment for most mucosal melanomas of the head and neck region, radiotherapy has a role in local control of the disease after surgery...
April 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325172/travelling-for-treatment-does-distance-and-deprivation-affect-travel-for-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-in-the-rural-setting-for-head-and-neck-cancer
#8
B Cosway, L Douglas, N Armstrong, A Robson
OBJECTIVE: NHS England has commissioned intensity-modulated radiotherapy for head and neck cancers from Newcastle hospitals for patients in North Cumbria. This study assessed whether travel distances affected the decision to travel to Newcastle (to receive intensity-modulated radiotherapy) or Carlisle (to receive conformal radiotherapy). METHODS: All patients for whom the multidisciplinary team recommended intensity-modulated radiotherapy between December 2013 and January 2016 were included...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323577/mitigation-of-radiation-induced-epithelial-damage-by-the-tlr5-agonist-entolimod-in-a-mouse-model-of-fractionated-head-and-neck-irradiation
#9
Ilia A Toshkov, Anatoli S Gleiberman, Vadim L Mett, Alan D Hutson, Anurag K Singh, Andrei V Gudkov, Lyudmila G Burdelya
Radiation treatment of head and neck cancer frequently causes severe collateral damage to normal tissues including mouth mucosa, salivary glands and skin. This toxicity limits the radiation dose that can be delivered and affects the patient's quality of life. Previous studies in mice and nonhuman primates showed that entolimod, a toll-like receptor 5 (TLR5) agonist derived from bacterial flagellin, effectively reduced radiation damage to hematopoietic and gastrointestinal tissues in both total-body and local irradiation scenarios, with no protection of tumors...
March 21, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323338/the-prognostic-value-of-extranodal-extension-in-human-papillomavirus-associated-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#10
Yi An, Henry S Park, Jacqueline R Kelly, John M Stahl, Wendell G Yarbrough, Barbara A Burtness, Joseph N Contessa, Roy H Decker, Matthew Koshy, Zain A Husain
BACKGROUND: Extranodal (or extracapsular) extension (ENE) is an adverse prognostic factor in patients with head and neck cancers who undergo primary surgery. However, the significance of ENE in human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) is not well established, and single-institution studies have not established that ENE predicts inferior outcome. The authors investigated the prognostic value of ENE in HPV-positive patients who underwent primary surgery and whether adjuvant chemoradiation improved overall survival (OS) compared with radiation alone in ENE-positive patients...
March 21, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318917/radiological-changes-with-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-computed-tomography-after-irradiating-minipig-mandibles-the-role-of-t2-spir-mixed-signal-intensities-in-the-detection-of-osteoradionecrosis
#11
Lucas J Poort, Alida A Postma, Annika A R Stadler, Roland A Böckmann, Frank J Hoebers, Peter A W H Kessler
PURPOSE: Radiotherapy in the head and neck can induce several radiologically detectable changes in bone, osteoradionecrosis (ORN) among them. The purpose is to investigate radiological changes in mandibular bone after irradiation with various doses with and without surgery and to determine imaging characteristics of radiotherapy and ORN in an animal model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixteen Göttingen minipigs were divided into groups and were irradiated with two fractions with equivalent doses of 0, 25, 50 and 70 Gray...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315964/biological-predictors-of-radiosensitivity-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#12
Mathias Fiedler, Florian Weber, Matthias G Hautmann, Frank Haubner, Torsten E Reichert, Christoph Klingelhöffer, Stephan Schreml, Johannes K Meier, Arndt Hartmann, Tobias Ettl
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to investigate the influence of prognostic biomarkers on radiosensitivity and survival of advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinomas treated by primary (chemo)radiation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The clinicopathological data and immunohistochemical staining of p16, c-Met, survivin, PD-1, and PD-L1 of 82 primarily (chemo)irradiated patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma were analyzed. Associations with local and locoregional radiation response, overall survival (OS), disease-free (DFS), and disease-specific survival (DSS) were assessed...
March 18, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314959/cancer-of-unknown-primary-cup-of-the-head-and-neck-retrospective-analysis-of-81-patients
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Basel Al Kadah, Giorgos Papaspyrou, Maximilian Linxweiler, Bernhard Schick, Christian Rübe, Benjamin Simeon Büchler, Marcus Niewald
The treatment of patients with cervical lymph node metastases without detectable primary tumor remains an important challenge, until today, no standard therapy is available. The present study investigated the multimodal treatment of patients with head and neck CUP syndrome (HNCUP) and their follow-up retrospectively. 81 patients with cervical lymph node metastases without a primary tumor were treated at the Departments of Otorhinolaryngology as well as Radiotherapy and Radiation Oncology at the University of Saarland in Homburg, Germany in the period between 1991 and 2013...
March 17, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304089/phosphorylated-fadd-is-not-prognostic-for-local-control-in-t1-t2-supraglottic-laryngeal-carcinoma-treated-with-radiotherapy
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Jan E Wachters, Michiel L Schrijvers, Lorian Slagter-Menkema, Mirjam Mastik, Johannes A Langendijk, Geertruida H de Bock, Jan L Roodenburg, Bernard F A M van der Laan, Jacqueline E van der Wal, Ed Schuuring
OBJECTIVE: The Fas-Associated Death Domain (FADD) gene is located in the chromosome 11q13-region and frequently is amplified in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Expression of FADD and its phosphorylated isoform (pFADD) have been associated with aggressive tumor growth, lymph node metastasis, and overall survival. Previously, we demonstrated that pFADD expression was related to a significantly improved local control in early stage (tumor [T]1 to T2) glottic laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC)...
March 17, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301644/association-of-body-mass-index-with-infectious-complications-in-free-tissue-transfer-for-head-and-neck-reconstructive-surgery
#15
Mohemmed N Khan, Jack Russo, John Spivack, Christopher Pool, Ilya Likhterov, Marita Teng, Eric M Genden, Brett A Miles
Importance: Elevated body mass index (BMI) has been proposed as a risk factor for morbidity and mortality among patients undergoing surgery. Conversely, an elevated BMI may confer a protective effect on perioperative morbidity. Objective: To examine whether an elevated BMI is an independent risk factor for perioperative and postoperative infectious complications after free tissue transfer in head and neck reconstructive surgery. Design, Setting, and Participants: This cohort study included patients undergoing major head and neck surgery requiring free tissue transfer at a tertiary care center...
March 16, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301079/survival-impact-of-induction-chemotherapy-in-advanced-head-and-neck-cancer-a-national-cancer-database-analysis
#16
William A Stokes, Arya Amini, Bernard L Jones, Jessica D McDermott, David Raben, Debashis Ghosh, Julie A Goddard, Daniel W Bowles, Sana D Karam
BACKGROUND: Adding induction chemotherapy to concurrent chemotherapy and radiotherapy (RT) has generally not improved the overall survival (OS) in randomized trials of patients with head and neck cancer. This failure may stem from inadequate power or inappropriate patient selection, prompting this National Cancer Data Base analysis. METHODS: 8031 patients with T4 or N2b to N3 disease undergoing RT and chemotherapy were divided into induction chemotherapy and concurrent chemotherapy cohorts...
March 16, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300441/orthovoltage-x-rays-for-postoperative-treatment-of-resected-basal-cell-carcinoma-in-the-head-and-neck-area
#17
Charlotte W Duinkerken, Peter J F M Lohuis, Marianne B Crijns, Arash Navran, Rick L M Haas, Olga Hamming-Vrieze, W Martin C Klop, Michiel W M van den Brekel, Abrahim Al-Mamgani
BACKGROUND: Surgery is the golden standard for treating basal cell carcinomas. In case of positive tumor margins or recurrent disease, postoperative adjuvant or salvaging therapy is suggested to achieve good local control. OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively report on local control and toxicity of postoperative radiotherapy by means of orthovoltage X-rays for residual or recurrent basal cell carcinoma after surgery in the head and neck area. METHODS: Sixty-six surgically resected residual or recurrent basal cell carcinomas of the head and neck region were irradiated postoperatively by means of orthovoltage X-rays at the Netherlands Cancer Institute between January 2000 and February 2015...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300374/efficient-independent-planar-dose-calculation-for-fff-imrt-qa-with-a-bivariate-gaussian-source-model
#18
Feifei Li, Ji-Yeon Park, Brendan Barraclough, Bo Lu, Jonathan Li, Chihray Liu, Guanghua Yan
The aim of this study is to perform a direct comparison of the source model for photon beams with and without flattening filter (FF) and to develop an efficient independent algorithm for planar dose calculation for FF-free (FFF) intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) quality assurance (QA). The source model consisted of a point source modeling the primary photons and extrafocal bivariate Gaussian functions modeling the head scatter, monitor chamber backscatter, and collimator exchange effect. The model parameters were obtained by minimizing the difference between the calculated and measured in-air output factors (Sc )...
March 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297354/quantitative-evaluation-of-patient-setup-uncertainty-of-stereotactic-radiotherapy-with-the-frameless-6d-exactrac-system-using-statistical-modeling
#19
Vance Keeling, Sabbir Hossain, Hosang Jin, Ozer Algan, Salahuddin Ahmad, Imad Ali
The purpose of this study is to evaluate patient setup accuracy and quantify individual and cumulative positioning uncertainties associated with different hardware and software components of the stereotactic radiotherapy (SRS/SRT) with the frameless 6D ExacTrac system. A statistical model is used to evaluate positioning uncertainties of the different components of SRS/SRT treatment with the Brainlab 6D ExacTrac system using the positioning shifts of 35 patients having cranial lesions. All these patients are immobilized with rigid head-and-neck masks, simulated with Brainlab localizer and planned with iPlan treatment planning system...
May 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297352/improved-setup-and-positioning-accuracy-using-a-three-point-customized-cushion-mask-bite-block-immobilization-system-for-stereotactic-reirradiation-of-head-and-neck-cancer
#20
He Wang, Congjun Wang, Samuel Tung, Andrew Wilson Dimmitt, Pei Fong Wong, Mark A Edson, Adam S Garden, David I Rosenthal, Clifton D Fuller, Gary B Gunn, Vinita Takiar, Xin A Wang, Dershan Luo, James N Yang, Jennifer Wong, Jack Phan
The purpose of this study was to investigate the setup and positioning uncertainty of a custom cushion/mask/bite-block (CMB) immobilization system and determine PTV margin for image-guided head and neck stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (HN-SABR). We analyzed 105 treatment sessions among 21 patients treated with HN-SABR for recurrent head and neck cancers using a custom CMB immobilization system. Initial patient setup was performed using the ExacTrac infrared (IR) tracking system and initial setup errors were based on comparison of ExacTrac IR tracking system to corrected online ExacTrac X-rays images registered to treatment plans...
May 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
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