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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342482/treatment-outcomes-in-veterans-with-hpv-positive-head-and-neck-cancer
#1
Aaron J Feinstein, Sophie G Shay, Elena Chang, Michael S Lewis, Marilene B Wang
OBJECTIVES: Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) has an improved prognosis relative to HPV-negative tumors. Patients with HPV-positive disease may benefit from different treatment modalities in order to optimize survival and quality of life. We sought to investigate HPV-positive HNSCC within the military veteran population, and analyze the role of treatment modality in outcomes of patients with HPV-positive and HPV-negative tumors. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with HNSCC between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2014 at one regional veterans health center were retrospectively examined...
March 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327089/uniform-fdg-pet-guided-gradient-dose-prescription-to-reduce-late-radiation-toxicity-upgrade-rt-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-clinical-trial-with-dose-reduction-to-the-elective-neck-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#2
Sven van den Bosch, Tim Dijkema, Martina C Kunze-Busch, Chris H J Terhaard, Cornelis P J Raaijmakers, Patricia A H Doornaert, Frank J P Hoebers, Marije R Vergeer, Bas Kreike, Oda B Wijers, Wim J G Oyen, Johannes H A M Kaanders
BACKGROUND: In definitive radiation therapy for head and neck cancer, clinically uninvolved cervical lymph nodes are irradiated with a so-called 'elective dose' in order to achieve control of clinically occult metastases. As a consequence of high-resolution diagnostic imaging, occult tumor volume has significantly decreased in the last decades. Since the elective dose is dependent on occult tumor volume, the currently used elective dose may be higher than necessary. Because bilateral irradiation of the neck contributes to dysphagia, xerostomia and hypothyroidism in a dose dependent way, dose de-escalation to these regions can open a window of opportunity to reduce toxicity and improve quality of life after treatment...
March 21, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316084/sensitivity-and-specificity-of-antibodies-against-hpv16-e6-and-other-early-proteins-for-the-detection-of-hpv16-driven-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#3
Dana Holzinger, Gunnar Wichmann, Lorena Baboci, Angelika Michel, Daniela Höfler, Manuel Wiesenfarth, Lea Schroeder, Paolo Boscolo-Rizzo, Christel Herold-Mende, Gerhard Dyckhoff, Andreas Boehm, Annarosa Del Mistro, Franz X Bosch, Andreas Dietz, Michael Pawlita, Tim Waterboer
To determine the sensitivity and specificity of HPV16 serology as diagnostic marker for HPV16-driven oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC), 214 HNSCC patients from Germany and Italy with fresh-frozen tumor tissues and sera collected before treatment were included in this study. 120 cancer cases were from the oropharynx and 94 were from head and neck cancer regions outside the oropharynx (45 oral cavity, 12 hypopharynx and 35 larynx). Serum antibodies to early (E1, E2, E6 and E7) and late (L1) HPV16 proteins were analyzed by multiplex serology and were compared to tumor HPV RNA status as the gold standard...
March 18, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315206/otorhinolaryngological-toxicities-of-new-drugs-in-oncology
#4
REVIEW
Dana M Hartl, Daphné Morel, Erika Saavedra, Christophe Massard, Alessandra Rinaldo, Nabil F Saba, Alfio Ferlito, Jean-Charles Soria
Many new or relatively new cancer drugs-personalized anticancer agents-have been approved for use in various clinical settings in oncology or are still under evaluation in clinical trials. Targeted therapies as well as new immune checkpoint blockers have toxicity profiles that differ from conventional cytotoxic chemotherapy, and many can cause adverse effects that affect the mouth and pharynx, the nasal cavities, and the larynx. This review aims to provide an overview of current knowledge concerning these side effects and contemporary management...
March 17, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301924/radiotherapy-versus-cordectomy-in-the-management-of-early-glottic-cancer
#5
Seung Yeun Chung, Kyung Hwan Kim, Ki Chang Keum, Yoon Woo Koh, Se-Heon Kim, Eun Chang Choi, Chang Geol Lee
Purpose: To compare the treatment outcomes of definitive radiotherapy (RT) with cordectomy in patients with early glottic cancer. Materials and Methods: A total of 165 patients who were diagnosed with T1/2 squamous cell carcinoma of the glottic larynx between January 2006 and December 2012 were retrospectively analyzed. A total of 112 patients received RT and 53 patients received cordectomy. Local control (LC), disease-free survival (DFS), overall survival (OS), and larynx preservation rates after RT and cordectomy were investigated...
March 17, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301066/effect-of-daily-fraction-size-on-laryngoesophageal-dysfunction-after-chemoradiation-for-squamous-cell-carcinomas-of-the-larynx-and-hypopharynx
#6
Allen M Chen, Sophia Hsu, Jessica Meshman, Robert Chin, Philip Beron, Elliot Abemayor, Maie St John
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of fraction size on laryngoesophageal dysfunction among patients treated by chemoradiotherapy for laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancer. METHODS: Forty patients underwent chemoradiotherapy for stage III/IV squamous cell carcinomas of the larynx and hypopharynx. Median radiation dose was 70 Gy (range, 69.3-70.4 Gy) with daily fractionation ranging from 2 Gy to 2.2 Gy. RESULTS: When comparing 2 Gy versus >2 Gy daily fractionation, there was no difference in 2-year overall survival (71% vs 72%; p = ...
March 16, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300950/correlation-between-swallowing-related-quality-of-life-and-videofluoroscopy-after-head-and-neck-cancer-treatment
#7
Margareth Souza Andrade, Aline Nogueira Gonçalves, Renata Lígia Vieira Guedes, Camila Barbosa Barcelos, Luciana Dall'Agnol Siqueira Slobodticov, Simone Aparecida Claudino Lopes, Ana Lúcia Noronha Francisco, Elisabete Carrara de Angelis
Introduction: The use of symptom-specific questionnaires on head and neck cancer (HNC), together with objective swallowing measures, can be sensitive to changes in quality of life (QoL) resulting from dysphagia, but this tool is not broadly used as a complement to clinical evaluations. Purpose: To analyze the correlation between the M. D. Anderson Dysphagia Inventory (MDADI) questionnaire and videofluoroscopy (VF) in patients treated for head and neck cancer. Methods: This is a retrospective study with review of clinical data, VF and MDADI results...
March 9, 2017: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297339/deformable-image-registration-and-interobserver-variation-in-contour-propagation-for-radiation-therapy-planning
#8
Adam C Riegel, Jeffrey G Antone, Honglai Zhang, Prachi Jain, Jagdeep Raince, Anthony Rea, Angelo M Bergamo, Ajay Kapur, Louis Potters
Deformable image registration (DIR) and interobserver variation inevitably introduce uncertainty into the treatment planning process. The purpose of the current work was to measure deformable image registration (DIR) errors and interobserver variability for regions of interest (ROIs) in the head and neck and pelvic regions. Measured uncertainties were combined to examine planning margin adequacy for contours propagated for adaptive therapy and to assess the trade-off of DIR and interobserver uncertainty in atlas-based automatic segmentation...
May 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295829/chondroradionecrosis-of-the-larynx-24-year-university-of-wisconsin-experience
#9
Thomas G Gessert, Christopher J Britt, Austin M W Maas, Aaron M Wieland, Paul M Harari, Gregory K Hartig
BACKGROUND: Chondroradionecrosis (CRN) is an uncommon but significant complication of laryngeal radiotherapy that presents a diagnostic challenge to clinicians through its similarity in presentation to cancer recurrence. METHODS: Two hundred ninety-four patients underwent primary, adjuvant, or salvage radiation for laryngeal cancer from 1991 to 2015 at the University of Wisconsin. Medical records were reviewed to identify and characterize patients with a diagnosis of CRN...
March 11, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291932/online-dosimetric-evaluation-of-larynx-sbrt-a-pilot-study-to-assess-the-necessity-of-adaptive-replanning
#10
Weihua Mao, Timothy Rozario, Weiguo Lu, Xuejun Gu, Yulong Yan, Xun Jia, Baran Sumer, David L Schwartz
PURPOSE: We have initiated a multi-institutional phase I trial of 5-fraction stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for Stage III-IVa laryngeal cancer. We conducted this pilot dosimetric study to confirm potential utility of online adaptive replanning to preserve treatment quality. METHODS: We evaluated ten cases: five patients enrolled onto the current trial and five patients enrolled onto a separate phase I SBRT trial for early-stage glottic larynx cancer. Baseline SBRT treatment plans were generated per protocol...
January 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276466/conditional-survival-analysis-of-patients-with-locally-advanced-laryngeal-cancer-construction-of-a-dynamic-risk-model-and-clinical-nomogram
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Conditional survival (CS), the survival beyond a pre-defined time interval, can identify periods of higher mortality risk for patients with locally advanced laryngeal cancer who face treatment-related toxicity and comorbidities related to alcohol and smoking in the survivorship setting. Using Weibull regression modeling, we analyzed retrospectively abstracted data from 638 records of patients who received radiation to identify prognostic factors for overall survival (OS) and recurrence free survival (RFS) for the first 3 years of survival and for OS conditional upon 3 years of survival...
March 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270397/multiple-primary-malignancies-of-laryngeal-cancer-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-squamous-cell-lung-cancer-in-a-patient-how-to-approach-mpms
#12
Eun Kyoung Kim, Joo-Yeon Kim, Bo Mi Kim, Sung-Nam Lim
Lung malignancies presenting in association with head and neck cancers are well documented, while laryngeal cancers presenting with simultaneous small cell lung cancer and squamous cell lung cancer have been rarely reported. We report a case of a man aged 65 years with a triple primary malignancy of the lung and larynx. Without a meticulous approach, the patients may not receive curative aim treatment due to incomplete staging. The patient underwent concurrent chemoradiotherapy for locally advanced laryngeal cancer, small cell lung cancer and squamous cell lung cancer followed by combination chemotherapy with etoposide and cisplatin for synchronous double primary lung cancer...
March 7, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268924/modeling-of-pharyngoesophageal-segment-during-tracheoesophageal-phonation-in-total-laryngectomy-patients-with-preliminary-validation
#13
Teng Zhang, Siwei Bai, Ian Cook, Michal Szczesniak, Julia Maclean, Socrates Dokos
For patients with large or recurrent laryngeal cancer, total laryngectomy surgery is usually performed. In the absence of a larynx, tracheoesophageal (TE) voice is the gold standard for alaryngeal phonation. The mechanisms underlying TE voice are unknown, but pharyngoesophageal (PE) segment vibration has been shown to play a key role. The aim of this study was to systematically explore the mechanics of PE segment vibration during TE phonation. A 2D axisymmetric finite-element model with two domains representing the air and PE wall was developed...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258670/the-role-of-metallothionein-in-oncogenesis-and-cancer-treatment
#14
Anna Bizoń, Kinga Jędryczko, Halina Milnerowicz
Metallothionein is cysteine-rich low molecular mass protein. The involvement of MT in many physiological and pathophysiological processes such as apoptosis, proliferation, angiogenesis, and the detoxification of heavy metals suggested participation of this protein in carcinogenesis and tumor therapy. Depending on the type of tissue and classification of carcinoma various it was observed relation between MT expression and tumor type, stage, grade, poor prognosis and body resistance to radiotherapy and chemotherapy...
February 14, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253270/sbrt-for-early-stage-glottic-larynx-cancer-initial-clinical-outcomes-from-a-phase-i-clinical-trial
#15
David L Schwartz, Alan Sosa, Stephen G Chun, Chiuxiong Ding, Xian-Jin Xie, Lucien A Nedzi, Robert D Timmerman, Baran D Sumer
PURPOSE: To confirm safety and feasibility of hypofractionated SBRT for early-stage glottic laryngeal cancer. METHODS: Twenty consecutive patients with cTis-T2N0M0 carcinoma of glottic larynx were enrolled. Patients entered dose-fractionation cohorts of incrementally shorter bio-equivalent schedules starting with 50 Gy in 15 fractions (fx), followed by 45 Gy/10 fx and, finally, 42.5 Gy/5 fx. Maximum combined CTV-PTV expansion was limited to 5 mm. Patients were treated on a Model G5 Cyberknife (Accuray, Sunnyvale, CA)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252821/transoral-laser-microsurgery-or-total-laryngectomy-for-recurrent-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-larynx-retrospective-analysis-of-199-cases
#16
Bernhard G Weiss, Mattis Bertlich, Martin Canis, Friedrich Ihler
BACKGROUND: Surgical treatment options for local recurrences of laryngeal cancer can be either organ-preserving surgery or total laryngectomy. The purpose of this study was to present our evaluation of the treatment with transoral laser microsurgery (TLM) in comparison to laryngectomy. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 199 consecutive patients with recurrent laryngeal cancer at 1 tertiary referral center. RESULTS: The 5-year overall survival, disease-specific survival, and local control rates were 64...
March 2, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242422/toxicological-response-of-sprague-dawley-rats-from-inhalation-exposure-to-perfluorooctane-sulfonyl-fluoride-posf
#17
John L Butenhoff, Geary W Olsen, Sue Chang
Perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride (POSF) was a volatile starting material in the production of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), a stable surfactant that has been extensively studied due to its ubiquitous environmental distribution and slow clearance in humans. Because the inhalation toxicity of POSF on repeated exposure has not been previously reported, the current study evaluated the inhalation toxicity of POSF at 30, 100, and 300ppm (v/v) in rats for up to 13 weeks with a four-week recovery period. The extent of PFOS formation was also measured because POSF hydrolyzed to form PFOS...
April 5, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241096/the-prognostic-role-of-sex-race-and-human-papillomavirus-in-oropharyngeal-and-nonoropharyngeal-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-cancer
#18
Carole Fakhry, William H Westra, Steven J Wang, Annemieke van Zante, Yuehan Zhang, Eleni Rettig, Linda X Yin, William R Ryan, Patrick K Ha, Alicia Wentz, Wayne Koch, Jeremy D Richmon, David W Eisele, Gypsyamber D'Souza
BACKGROUND: Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a well-established prognostic marker for oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer (OPSCC). Because of the limited numbers of women and nonwhites in studies to date, sex and racial/ethnic differences in prognosis have not been well explored. In this study, survival differences were explored by the tumor HPV status among 1) patients with OPSCCs by sex and race and 2) patients with nonoropharyngeal (non-OP) head and neck squamous cell cancers (HNSCCs)...
February 27, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229058/opium-addiction-and-risk-of-laryngeal-and-esophageal-carcinoma
#19
Mehdi Bakhshaee, Hamid Reza Raziee, Reza Afshari, Amin Amali, Mahmoud Roopoosh, Ali Lotfizadeh
INTRODUCTION: Cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption have a well-known effect on the development of upper aerodigestive tract carcinomas, but such a role for opium is questionable. This study was designed to assess the correlation between opium inhalation and cancer of the larynx and upper esophagus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty eight patients with laryngeal cancer, ninety eight patients with upper esophageal cancer and twenty seven healthy individuals with no evidence of head and neck or esophageal malignancies were selected from Otolaryngology and Radiation Oncology Department of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences...
January 2017: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227129/modeling-of-pharyngoesophageal-segment-during-tracheoesophageal-phonation-in-total-laryngectomy-patients-with-preliminary-validation
#20
Teng Zhang, Siwei Bai, Ian Cook, Michal Szczesniak, Julia Maclean, Socrates Dokos, Teng Zhang, Siwei Bai, Ian Cook, Michal Szczesniak, Julia Maclean, Socrates Dokos, Siwei Bai, Michal Szczesniak, Socrates Dokos, Ian Cook, Julia Maclean, Teng Zhang
For patients with large or recurrent laryngeal cancer, total laryngectomy surgery is usually performed. In the absence of a larynx, tracheoesophageal (TE) voice is the gold standard for alaryngeal phonation. The mechanisms underlying TE voice are unknown, but pharyngoesophageal (PE) segment vibration has been shown to play a key role. The aim of this study was to systematically explore the mechanics of PE segment vibration during TE phonation. A 2D axisymmetric finite-element model with two domains representing the air and PE wall was developed...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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