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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801876/tumor-dna-an-emerging-biomarker-in-head-and-neck-cancer
#1
Joseph A Bellairs, Rifat Hasina, Nishant Agrawal
Head and neck cancer (HNC) includes a diverse range of malignancies arising commonly from mucosal epithelia of the upper aerodigestive tract. Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), the most common form of HNC, develops in the oral cavity, pharynx, and larynx and is associated with tobacco exposure, alcohol abuse, and infection with oncogenic viruses. Despite global advances in cancer care, HNSCC often presents with advanced disease and is associated with poor 5-year survival of ~50%. Genotyping tumor tissue to guide clinical decision-making is becoming commonplace in modern oncology, but in the management of HNSCC, tissue biopsies with cytopathology or histopathology remain the mainstay for diagnosis...
August 12, 2017: Cancer Metastasis Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797458/nab-paclitaxel-based-induction-chemotherapy-with-or-without-cetuximab-for-locally-advanced-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#2
Douglas Adkins, Jessica Ley, Peter Oppelt, Tanya M Wildes, Hiram A Gay, Mackenzie Daly, Jason Rich, Randal C Paniello, Ryan Jackson, Patrik Pipkorn, Brian Nussenbaum, Kathryn Trinkaus, Wade Thorstad
OBJECTIVES: To explore the effect of incorporating cetuximab into induction chemotherapy in locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective comparative analysis of two consecutive prospective phase II trials was performed: trial 1 with nab-paclitaxel/cisplatin/5-FU and cetuximab (APF-C; n=30) and trial 2 with APF (n=30). Patients were scheduled to receive chemoradiation therapy (CRT) with cisplatin. T2-4 classification oropharynx (OP)/larynx/hypopharynx SCC were included...
September 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797446/patterns-of-fractionation-for-patients-with-t2n0m0-glottic-larynx-cancer-undergoing-definitive-radiotherapy-in-the-united-states
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William A Stokes, Priscilla K Stumpf, Bernard L Jones, Patrick J Blatchford, Sana D Karam, Ryan M Lanning, David Raben
OBJECTIVES: Among patients with T2N0M0 glottic larynx cancer undergoing definitive radiotherapy, recent retrospective and prospective data have suggested improved outcomes with altered fractionation over conventional fractionation (CFxn). We sought to characterize national fractionation patterns and to compare outcomes among them. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We queried the National Cancer Database for T2N0M0 squamous cell carcinomas of the glottis diagnosed from 2004-2014 and managed with definitive radiotherapy...
September 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797445/characteristics-and-long-term-outcomes-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-after-solid-organ-transplantation
#4
Samer Alsidawi, Katharine A Price, Ashish V Chintakuntlawar, Gustavo F Westin, Joaquin J Garcia, Daniel J Ma, Scott H Okuno
INTRODUCTION: Immunosuppression after solid organ transplant prevents graft rejection, but leads to increased incidence of various malignancies including head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Outcomes of patients with post-transplant HNSCC are unknown. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively identified patients who developed HNSCC after solid organ transplant between 1995 and 2010. Adults with pathology-proven HNSCC and adequate follow up were included...
September 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791831/the-role-of-human-papillomavirus-in-oncogenic-transformation-and-its-contribution-to-the-etiology-of-precancerous-lesions-and-cancer-of-the-larynx-a-review
#5
REVIEW
Katarzyna Nowińska, Urszula Ciesielska, Marzenna Podhorska-Okołów, Piotr Dzięgiel
Human papillomavirus (HPV) belongs to the Papillomaviridae family and infects squamous cells and mucous membranes of humans. Various studies conducted over the last years have shown a correlation between HPV infection and carcinogenesis process. The DNA of the virus is detected in approximately 20% of cancers of the upper respiratory tract. The presence of HPV in cancerous lesion of the larynx varies depending on the procedure applied for sample collection and the viral DNA detection method. The high variance in the frequency of HPV detection is observed even among results obtained with the use of PCR reaction...
May 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780008/the-role-of-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-imaging-in-head-and-neck-cancer-after-radical-chemoradiotherapy-a-single-institution-experience
#6
C Nelissen, J Sherriff, T Jones, P Guest, S Colley, P Sanghera, A Hartley
AIMS: Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) is used to restage head and neck cancer 3 months after chemoradiotherapy. The purpose of this study was to determine the negative predictive value (NPV) of a scan reported as having no abnormal uptake and the positive predictive values (PPV) for different maximum standardised uptake value (SUVmax) thresholds. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the oro-/hypopharynx/larynx (n = 206) were included...
August 2, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764811/survival-impact-of-pre-treatment-neutrophils-on-oropharyngeal-and-laryngeal-cancer-patients-undergoing-definitive-radiotherapy
#7
Whitney A Sumner, William A Stokes, Ayman Oweida, Kiersten L Berggren, Jessica D McDermott, David Raben, Diana Abbott, Bernard Jones, Gregory Gan, Sana D Karam
BACKGROUND: Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (HNSCC) represents an array of disease processes with a generally unfavorable prognosis. Inflammation plays an important role in tumor development and response to therapy. We performed a retrospective analysis of HNSCC patients to explore the relationship of the lymphocyte and neutrophil counts, the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) overall survival (OS), cancer-specific survival (CSS), local control (LC) and distant control (DC)...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760853/survival-of-head-and-neck-cancer-cells-relies-upon-lzk-kinase-mediated-stabilization-of-mutant-p53
#8
Zoe C Edwards, Eleanor W Trotter, Pedro Torres-Ayuso, Phil Chapman, Henry M Wood, Katherine Nyswaner, John Brognard
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) includes epithelial cancers of the oral and nasal cavity, larynx, and pharynx and accounts for ~350,000 deaths/year worldwide. Smoking-related HNSCC is associated with few targetable mutations but is defined by frequent copy number alteration, the most common of which is gain at 3q. Critical 3q target genes have not been conclusively determined for HNSCC. Here we present data indicating that MAP3K13 (encoding LZK) is an amplified driver gene in HNSCC. Copy number gain at 3q resulted in increased MAP3K13 mRNA in HNSCC tumor samples and cell lines...
July 31, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758200/endoscopic-screening-for-synchronous-esophageal-neoplasia-among-patients-with-incident-head-and-neck-cancer-prevalence-risk-factors-and-outcomes
#9
Yao-Kuang Wang, Yun-Shiuan Chuang, Tzung-Shiun Wu, Ka-Wo Lee, Che-Wei Wu, Hsiang-Chen Wang, Chie-Tong Kuo, Chien-Hung Lee, Wen-Rei Kuo, Chung-Ho Chen, Deng-Chyang Wu, I-Chen Wu
Esophageal squamous-cell neoplasia (ESCN) is a common second primary neoplasia found in patients with head-and-neck squamous-cell carcinoma (HNSCC). This study sought to identify the risk factors for synchronous ESCN and how they influence survival in HNSCC patient. 815 incident HNSCC patients were prospectively recruited for endoscopy screening for ESCN using white-light imaging, narrow-band imaging, Lugol chromoendoscopy, and pathological confirmation. Associated lifestyle and clinicopathological data were collected...
July 30, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757375/role-of-radiotherapy-fractionation-in-head-and-neck-cancers-march-an-updated-meta-analysis
#10
Benjamin Lacas, Jean Bourhis, Jens Overgaard, Qiang Zhang, Vincent Grégoire, Matthew Nankivell, Björn Zackrisson, Zbigniew Szutkowski, Rafał Suwiński, Michael Poulsen, Brian O'Sullivan, Renzo Corvò, Sarbani Ghosh Laskar, Carlo Fallai, Hideya Yamazaki, Werner Dobrowsky, Kwan Ho Cho, Adam S Garden, Johannes A Langendijk, Celia Maria Pais Viegas, John Hay, Mohamed Lotayef, Mahesh K B Parmar, Anne Aupérin, Carla van Herpen, Philippe Maingon, Andy M Trotti, Cai Grau, Jean-Pierre Pignon, Pierre Blanchard
BACKGROUND: The Meta-Analysis of Radiotherapy in squamous cell Carcinomas of Head and neck (MARCH) showed that altered fractionation radiotherapy is associated with improved overall and progression-free survival compared with conventional radiotherapy, with hyperfractionated radiotherapy showing the greatest benefit. This update aims to confirm and explain the superiority of hyperfractionated radiotherapy over other altered fractionation radiotherapy regimens and to assess the benefit of altered fractionation within the context of concomitant chemotherapy with the inclusion of new trials...
July 27, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741409/foxp3-expression-in-lymph-node-metastases-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer
#11
Mehtap Boduc, Marion Roessler, Robert Mandic, Christoph Netzer, Christian Güldner, Ute Walliczek-Dworschak, Boris A Stuck, Magis Mandapathil
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence and activity of regulatory T cells in patients with cancer correlates with poor prognosis. These cells are characterized by their expression of Forkhead box protein-3 (Foxp3). Squamous cell carcinoma is the most prevalent type of cancer in the head and neck region with overall poor survival rates, also due to early spread of metastatic cells. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Primary tumor specimens as well as lymph node specimens harvested during neck dissection of 65 patients with a diagnosis of HNSCC were subjected to immunohistochemical and H-score analysis of Foxp3 expression...
July 25, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737100/laser-surgery-versus-radiotherapy-for-t1a-glottic-carcinoma-a-meta-analysis-of-oncologic-outcomes
#12
Guanjiang Huang, Mengsi Luo, Jingxuan Zhang, Hongbing Liu
OBJECTIVES: A meta-analysis was conducted to compare oncologic outcomes for patients of T1a glottic carcinoma who were treated with laser surgery (LS) or radiotherapy (RT). METHODS: All related studies published up to October 2016 were acquired by searching PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane were conducted by two authors, with the index words: vocal, glottis, larynx, laser, surgery, cordectomy, radiotherapy, radiation, irradiation, carcinoma, and cancer. Relative studies which compared oncologic outcomes between LS and RT were included...
July 24, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725433/macrophage-type-2-differentiation-in-a-patient-with-laryngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-metastatic-prostate-adenocarcinoma-to-the-cervical-lymph-nodes
#13
Michael C Topf, Madalina Tuluc, Larry A Harshyne, Adam Luginbuhl
BACKGROUND: The tumor microenvironment often polarizes infiltrating macrophages towards a type 2, or M2 phenotype, that is characterized by expression of various cysteine-rich, scavenger receptors, including CD163. The primary function of M2 macrophages is to facilitate wound healing. As such, they are capable of providing metabolic support to a growing tumor, neovascularization, as well as protection from cytotoxic T cells. The tumor microenvironment contains a milieu of secreted factors and vesicles, which in certain circumstances can gain access to lymphatic vessels that drain to local lymph nodes...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721883/patterns-of-care-for-patients-with-early-stage-glottic-cancer-undergoing-definitive-radiation-therapy-a-national-cancer-database-analysis
#14
William A Stokes, Diana Abbott, Andy Phan, David Raben, Ryan M Lanning, Sana D Karam
PURPOSE: To characterize practice patterns, including temporal trends, in fractionation schedules among patients in the United States undergoing definitive radiation therapy for early-stage glottic cancer and to compare overall survival outcomes between fractionation schedules. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We queried the National Cancer Database for patients with TisN0M0, T1N0M0, or T2N0M0 squamous cell carcinoma of the glottic larynx diagnosed between 2004 and 2012 and undergoing definitive radiation therapy...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721881/final-report-of-a-prospective-randomized-trial-to-evaluate-the-dose-response-relationship-for-postoperative-radiation-therapy-and-pathologic-risk-groups-in-patients-with-head-and-neck%C3%A2-cancer
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
David I Rosenthal, Abdallah S R Mohamed, Adam S Garden, William H Morrison, Adel K El-Naggar, Mona Kamal, Randal S Weber, Clifton D Fuller, Lester J Peters
PURPOSE: To present the long-term and final report of a phase 3 trial designed to assess dose-response relationship for postoperative radiation therapy (PORT) and pathologic risk groups in head and neck cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Patients who underwent primary surgery for American Joint Committee on Cancer stage III or IV squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx, or larynx and who required PORT were eligible. Patients' primary sites and involved necks were independently assigned to higher- or lower-risk categories based on a cumulative point score representing increasing risk of recurrence...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721661/sebaceous-differentiation-in-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-larynx-and-adjacent-pharynx-case-report-with-review-and-discussion-of-the-literature
#16
Antonio Cardesa, Alfons Nadal, Llucia Alos, Josep Lloreta-Trull, Alfio Ferlito
Among the variants of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the head and neck arising in mucosal surfaces, examples with sebaceous differentiation are exceedingly rare. We present a new case of SCC with sebaceous differentiation, developing in the larynx of a 64 year-old male, cigarette smoker and alcohol drinker. The tumor extended transglottically, metastasized to cervical lymph nodes, and killed the patient after 12 months. Comparing this case with four previously reported cases of SCC with sebaceous differentiation, two arising in the larynx and the other two in the adjacent pharynx, all five patients mostly shared the following features: appearance of the tumor in the seventh decade of life, heavy tobacco smoking, alcohol intake in three, surgery as mainstay treatment, tumor size between 2 and 4...
July 18, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716144/macrophage-type-2-differentiation-in-a-patient-with-laryngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-metastatic-prostate-adenocarcinoma-to-the-cervical-lymph-nodes
#17
Michael C Topf, Madalina Tuluc, Larry A Harshyne, Adam Luginbuhl
BACKGROUND: The tumor microenvironment often polarizes infiltrating macrophages towards a type 2, or M2 phenotype, that is characterized by expression of various cysteine-rich, scavenger receptors, including CD163. The primary function of M2 macrophages is to facilitate wound healing. As such, they are capable of providing metabolic support to a growing tumor, neovascularization, as well as protection from cytotoxic T cells. The tumor microenvironment contains a milieu of secreted factors and vesicles, which in certain circumstances can gain access to lymphatic vessels that drain to local lymph nodes...
July 18, 2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710449/combined-deletion-and-dna-methylation-result-in-silencing-of-fam107a-gene-in-laryngeal-tumors
#18
Katarzyna Kiwerska, Marcin Szaumkessel, Julia Paczkowska, Magdalena Bodnar, Ewa Byzia, Ewelina Kowal, Magdalena Kostrzewska-Poczekaj, Joanna Janiszewska, Kinga Bednarek, Małgorzata Jarmuż-Szymczak, Ewelina Kalinowicz, Małgorzata Wierzbicka, Reidar Grenman, Krzysztof Szyfter, Andrzej Marszałek, Maciej Giefing
Larynx squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) is characterized by complex genotypes, with numerous abnormalities in various genes. Despite the progress in diagnosis and treatment of this disease, 5-year survival rates remain unsatisfactory. Therefore, the extended studies are conducted, with the aim to find genes, potentially implicated in this cancer. In this study, we focus on the FAM107A (3p14.3) gene, since we found its significantly reduced expression in LSCC by microarray profiling (Affymetrix U133 Plus 2.0 array)...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710395/alterations-of-microbiota-structure-in-the-larynx-relevant-to-laryngeal-carcinoma
#19
Hongli Gong, Yi Shi, Xiyan Xiao, Pengyu Cao, Chunping Wu, Lei Tao, Dongsheng Hou, Yuezhu Wang, Liang Zhou
The microbial communities that inhabit the laryngeal mucosa build stable microenvironments and have the potential to influence the health of the human throat. However, the associations between the microbiota structure and laryngeal carcinoma remain uncertain. Here, we explored this question by comparing the laryngeal microbiota structure in laryngeal cancer patients with that in control subjects with vocal cord polyps through high-throughput pyrosequencing. Overall, the genera Streptococcus, Fusobacterium, and Prevotella were prevalent bacterial populations in the laryngeal niche...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702409/phase-iib-trial-comparing-two-concurrent-cisplatin-schedules-in-locally-advanced-head-and-neck-cancer
#20
Lekha Madhavan Nair, R Rejnish Kumar, Kainickal Cessal Thomachan, Malu Rafi, Preethi Sara George, K M Jagathnath Krishna, Kunnambath Ramadas
BACKGROUND: Concurrent chemoradiation with 3 weekly cisplatin (100 mg/m(2)) is the standard of care for locally advanced head and neck cancer. However, this regimen has been shown to be associated with lesser compliance and higher toxicities. Hence, there is a need to explore alternative concurrent cisplatin regimens. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy and toxicities of 3 weekly cisplatin (100 mg/m(2)) with weekly cisplatin (40 mg/m(2)) concurrently with radiation in patients with locally advanced head and neck cancer...
April 2017: South Asian Journal of Cancer
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