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Radiotherapy larynx

S Karatayli-Ozgursoy, J A Bishop, A T Hillel, L M Akst, S R Best
Malignant salivary gland tumours of the larynx are very rare, with limited reports of clinical outcomes. We present the decade-long experience of a single institution. A 10-year retrospective chart review of a tertiary head and neck cancer centre was performed. Index patients were identified from a review of a pathology database, and reviewed by a head and neck pathologist. Patient demographics, presenting signs and symptoms, treatment modalities and clinical outcomes were extracted from electronic medical records...
August 2016: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
R L Ferris, J L Geiger, S Trivedi, N C Schmitt, D E Heron, J T Johnson, S Kim, U Duvvuri, D A Clump, J E Bauman, J P Ohr, W E Gooding, A Argiris
BACKGROUND: Treatment intensification for resected, high-risk, head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is an area of active investigation with novel adjuvant regimens under study. In this trial, the epidermal growth-factor receptor (EGFR) pathway was targeted using the IgG2 monoclonal antibody panitumumab in combination with cisplatin chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in high-risk, resected HNSCC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eligible patients included resected pathologic stage III or IVA squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity, larynx, hypopharynx, or human-papillomavirus (HPV)-negative oropharynx, without gross residual tumor, featuring high-risk factors (margins <1 mm, extracapsular extension, perineural or angiolymphatic invasion, or ≥2 positive lymph nodes)...
October 11, 2016: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
Alexander T Falk, Christophe Hébert, Antoine Tran, Marie-Eve Chand, Axel Leysalle, Juliette Thariat, Olivier Dassonville, Gilles Poissonnet, Alexandre Bozec, Esma Saada, Fréderic Peyrade, Karen Benezery
Concomitant radiotherapy and cetuximab association has shown superiority to exclusive radiotherapy for head and neck cancers. Data on this association are scarce for the elderly population despite its rising incidence. A retrospective monocentric data collection was performed in the Antoine Lacassagne Cancer Center in France. Inclusion criteria were: age >70 years at time of diagnosis, histologically proven head and neck epidermoid carcinoma, treated with radiotherapy combined with cetuximab. Thirty-five patients were included between 2008 and 2012...
October 11, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
William A Stokes, Bernard L Jones, Shilpa Bhatia, Ayman J Oweida, Daniel W Bowles, David Raben, Julie A Goddard, Jessica D McDermott, Sana D Karam
BACKGROUND: Although laryngectomy is the treatment of choice for patients with T4 larynx cancer, many patients are unable or unwilling to undergo laryngectomy and instead pursue larynx-preservation strategies combining radiotherapy (RT) and chemotherapy. Herein, the authors analyzed the National Cancer Data Base to evaluate overall survival (OS) between patients treated with surgical and organ-preserving modalities. METHODS: The National Cancer Data Base was queried for patients diagnosed from 2004 through 2012 with T4M0 laryngeal cancer who underwent either laryngectomy (surgery) with adjuvant RT (SRT), chemotherapy starting concurrently within 7 days of RT (CCRT), or multiagent induction chemotherapy starting 43 to 98 days before RT (ICRT)...
October 11, 2016: Cancer
Maria K Peltola, Joel S Lehikoinen, Lauri T Sippola, Kauko Saarilahti, Antti A Mäkitie
INTRODUCTION: The patient's role in toxicity reporting is increasingly acknowledged. There is also a need for developing modern communication methods between the patient and the medical personnel. Furthermore, the increasing number of head and neck cancer (HNC) patients is reflected in the volume of treatment follow-up visits, which remains a challenge for the health care. Electronic patient-reported outcome (ePRO) measures may provide a cost-efficient way to organize follow-up for cancer patients...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Ear, Nose and Throat
Imran Petkar, Keith Rooney, Justin W G Roe, Joanne M Patterson, David Bernstein, Justine M Tyler, Marie A Emson, James P Morden, Kathrin Mertens, Elizabeth Miles, Matthew Beasley, Tom Roques, Shreerang A Bhide, Kate L Newbold, Kevin J Harrington, Emma Hall, Christopher M Nutting
BACKGROUND: Persistent dysphagia following primary chemoradiation (CRT) for head and neck cancers can have a devastating impact on patients' quality of life. Single arm studies have shown that the dosimetric sparing of critical swallowing structures such as the pharyngeal constrictor muscle and supraglottic larynx can translate to better functional outcomes. However, there are no current randomised studies to confirm the benefits of such swallow sparing strategies. The aim of Dysphagia/Aspiration at risk structures (DARS) trial is to determine whether reducing the dose to the pharyngeal constrictors with dysphagia-optimised intensity- modulated radiotherapy (Do-IMRT) will lead to an improvement in long- term swallowing function without having any detrimental impact on disease-specific survival outcomes...
October 6, 2016: BMC Cancer
Sevdegül Mungan, Selçuk Arslan, Eda Küçüktülü, Şafak Ersöz, Bengü Çobanoğlu
We present an extremely rare case of a pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma of the true vocal fold. The histopathological diagnosis was confirmed by immunohistochemistry. The patient was treated with radical surgery including total laryngectomy and radical neck dissection followed by postoperative radiotherapy. The clinicopathologic features of this rare malignancy are discussed together with a review of the literature. This case report and literature review highlights the more favorable prognosis of pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma in the larynx than in other locations...
2016: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Zbigniew Szutkowski, Andrzej Kawecki, Andrzej Jarząbski, Zofia Laskus, Romuald Krajewski, Wojciech Michalski, Paweł Kukołowicz
AIM: The goal of this prospective study was to assess the effectiveness of a hypofractionated accelerated regime in treatment of the larynx cancer. BACKGROUND: Multiple radiotherapy delivery regimes are used for treatment of the larynx cancer. Hypofractionated regimes could provide similar results with reduced use of radiotherapy facilities. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 223 patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the upper or middle larynx have been treated with 63 Gy delivered in 28 fractions of 2...
November 2016: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy
Gordon Z Guo, Keith R Sutherland, Candace Myers, Pascal Lambert, Shaun K Loewen, Harvey C Quon
OBJECTIVES: To identify dose constraints to preserve swallowing after head and neck (H&N) radiotherapy using prospectively collected functional outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Stage III-IV oropharyngeal cancer patients were prospectively evaluated using the Royal Brisbane Hospital Outcome Measure for Swallowing and Performance Status Scale for H&N Cancer Patients at pre-treatment and 3, 6, 12, and 24months after intensity-modulated radiotherapy. Dosimetric parameters were correlated with swallowing function...
October 2016: Oral Oncology
L Y Li, H L Yi
Thyroid carcinoma is one of the most common cancer in the head and neck and its incidence shows an increasing tendency. Due to the special anatomical location of thyroid carcinoma, patients will have a bad prognosis outcome when cancer invades larynx and trachea. Surgical treatment is still a preferred therapy for thyroid carcinoma with laryngotracheal invasion, because it has the advantages such as high survival rate, low recurrence rate, relieving of airway obstruction, improving of postoperative quality of life...
September 7, 2016: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Mary Worthen, Mia Jusufbegovic, Jeffrey M Bumpous, Andrew Vaughn, Elizabeth Cash, Xiu Yang, Craig Fichandler, Paul Tennant
OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of invasive fungal elements in the specimens of patients who underwent salvage total laryngectomy for chondroradionecrosis (CRN) in the absence of recurrent or persistent malignancy. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. SETTING: Tertiary academic medical center. METHODS: One hundred fifty-nine patients were identified who underwent salvage total laryngectomy. Pathology reports were reviewed, and all laryngectomy specimens that did not contain residual malignancy were reevaluated for evidence of invasive fungal elements...
September 26, 2016: Laryngoscope
Sharon M Lu, Shawn Iganej, Iman A Abdalla, Gary L Buchschacher
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: In 2003, our institution adopted triweekly carboplatin (tCb) area under the curve (AUC) 5 as an alternative to high-dose cisplatin (100 mg/m) for select patients receiving definitive concurrent chemoradiation for locally advanced laryngeal carcinoma (LALC). Here, we present our experience and outcomes with this definitive concurrent chemoradiation regimen. METHODS: From January 2003 through December 2013, 53 patients with stage III (60%) or IVA (40%) LALC were treated with tCb AUC 5 and concurrent radiotherapy to 70 Gy without neoadjuvant chemotherapy...
September 15, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
Bianca Rivera-Peña, Francisco J Ruíz-Fullana, Germán L Vélez-Reyes, Rosa J Rodriguez-Benitez, María J Marcos-Martínez, Juan Trinidad-Pinedo, Adriana Báez
BACKGROUND: HPV-16 modifies the overall survival (OS) of patients with oropharyngeal cancer (OPSCC). HPV-16 has been established as risk factor for OPSCC, but HPV-16 infection may also reside in the larynx and oral cavity. We evaluated HPV-16 status on OS of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC) patients. METHODS: HPV-16 infection was confirmed by amplification of E6 and E7 viral oncogenes through PCR assay and E6 IHC in 185 HNSCC samples. Associations between HPV-16 status and clinicopathological parameters were performed using Fisher's exact test and x(2)...
2016: Infectious Agents and Cancer
Christian A Hvid, Ulrik V Elstrøm, Kenneth Jensen, Markus Alber, Cai Grau
BACKGROUND: Autocontouring improves workflow in computed tomography (CT)-based dose planning, but could also potentially play a role for optimal use of daily cone beam CT (CBCT) in adaptive radiotherapy. This study aims to determine the accuracy of a deformable image registration (DIR) algorithm for organs at risk (OAR) in the neck region, when applied to CBCT. MATERIAL AND METHODS: For 30 head and neck cancer (HNC) patients 14 OARs including parotid glands, swallowing structures and spinal cord were delineated...
November 2016: Acta Oncologica
William M Mendenhall, Roi Dagan, Curtis M Bryant, Robert J Amdur, Anthony A Mancuso
BACKGROUND: Depending on the extent of disease, squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the glottis is managed with surgery, radiotherapy (RT), or a combination of these modalities. Patients with advanced disease may receive concomitant chemotherapy in conjunction with definitive or postoperative RT. METHODS: The treatment policies of the University of Florida and patient outcomes are reviewed. RESULTS: The likelihood of cure after RT for carcinoma in situ (Tis) to T2 glottic SCC varies from 70% to 94% depending on tumor stage...
July 2016: Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
Aron Popovtzer, Hanna Burnstein, Salomon Stemmer, Dror Limon, Ohad Hili, Gideon Bachar, Vladamir Sopov, Raphael Feinmesser, David Groshar, Jacob Shvero
BACKGROUND: The optimal treatment for locally advanced laryngeal cancer remains controversial. The purpose of this trial was to determine if the response to induction chemotherapy could select patients for organ preservation protocols, and improve larynx-preservation rates without compromising overall survival (OS). METHODS: The cohort comprised 12 patients with T3 disease and 14 with T4. Induction chemotherapy consisted of docetaxel, cisplatin, and 5-fluorouracil (TPF)...
August 24, 2016: Head & Neck
Nille Birk Wulff, Elo Andersen, Claus Andrup Kristensen, Christian Hjort Sørensen, Birgitte Charabi, Preben Homøe
OBJECTIVE: The primary aims were to determine the rates of and prognostic factors for overall survival, disease specific survival and disease free survival following salvage total laryngectomy. DESIGN: Retrospective longitudinal study. SETTING: Tertiary medical centers. PARTICIPANTS: 142 patients in Eastern Denmark undergoing salvage total laryngectomy for squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx or hypopharynx. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Five-year overall survival, 5-year disease specific survival, 5-year disease free survival and prognostic factors for these outcomes...
August 18, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
Y Pointreau, C Lafond, F Legouté, P Trémolières, S Servagi-Vernat, P Giraud, P Maingon, G Calais, M Lapeyre
Intensity-modulated radiotherapy is the gold standard in the treatment of larynx cancers (except T1 glottic tumour). Early T1 and T2 tumours may be treated by exclusive radiation or surgery. For tumours requiring total laryngectomy (T2 or T3), induction chemotherapy followed by exclusive radiotherapy or concurrent chemoradiotherapy is possible. For T4 tumour, surgery must be proposed. The treatment of lymph nodes is based on the initial treatment of the primary tumour. In non-surgical procedure, in case of sequential radiotherapy, the curative dose is 70Gy and the prophylactic dose is 50Gy...
September 2016: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
Pierfrancesco Franco, Alba Fiorentino, Francesco Dionisi, Michele Fiore, Silvia Chiesa, Stefano Vagge, Francesco Cellini, Luciana Caravatta, Mario Tombolini, Fiorenza De Rose, Icro Meattini, Gianluca Mortellaro, Giuseppina Apicella, Lorenza Marino, Daniela Greto
PURPOSE: Combined modality therapy is a mainstay option for thoracic malignancies and head and neck cancers. The integration of different strategies is based on the multidisciplinary approach of modern clinical oncology. Radiation oncologists have to be educated, trained, and updated to provide state-of-the-art care to cancer patients and thus educational meetings are crucial. METHODS: The Italian Association of Radiation Oncology Young Members Working Group (AIRO Giovani) organized its 8th national meeting, focused on combination therapy in lung, esophageal, and head and neck cancer (with a specific focus on larynx-preservation strategies for larynx/hypopharynx tumors), involving young professionals working in Italy...
October 13, 2016: Tumori
Mitsutoshi Ooishi, Atsushi Motegi, Mitsuhiko Kawashima, Satoko Arahira, Sadamoto Zenda, Naoki Nakamura, Takaki Ariji, Sunao Tokumaru, Minoru Sakuraba, Makoto Tahara, Ryuichi Hayashi, Tetsuo Akimoto
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility of postoperative intensity-modulated radiotherapy for head and neck cancer by investigating the patterns of failure after this therapy. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed. RESULTS: Between March 2006 and December 2013, 122 consecutive patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma were treated by surgery followed by postoperative intensity-modulated radiotherapy. In regard to the site of the primary tumor, 59 (48%) patients had cancer of the oral cavity, 31 (26%) patients had cancer of the hypopharynx, 14 (11%) patients had cancer of the oropharynx, 10 (8%) patients had cancer of the larynx and 8 (7%) patients had cancer of unknown primary...
October 2016: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
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