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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156801/genomic-characterization-of-human-papillomavirus-positive-and-negative-human-squamous-cell-cancer-cell-lines
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Nene N Kalu, Tuhina Mazumdar, Shaohua Peng, Li Shen, Vaishnavi Sambandam, Xiayu Rao, Yuanxin Xi, Lerong Li, Yuan Qi, Frederico O Gleber-Netto, Ameeta Patel, Jing Wang, Mitchell J Frederick, Jeffrey N Myers, Curtis R Pickering, Faye M Johnson
Human cancer cell lines are the most frequently used preclinical models in the study of cancer biology and the development of therapeutics. Although anatomically diverse, human papillomavirus (HPV)-driven cancers have a common etiology and similar mutations that overlap with but are distinct from those found in HPV-negative cancers. Building on prior studies that have characterized subsets of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) and cervical squamous cell carcinoma (CESC) cell lines separately, we performed genomic, viral gene expression, and viral integration analyses on 74 cell lines that include all readily-available HPV-positive (9 HNSCC, 8 CESC) and CESC (8 HPV-positive, 2 HPV-negative) cell lines and 55 HPV-negative HNSCC cell lines...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156759/smoking-and-gender-modify-the-effect-of-twist-on-patient-survival-in-head-and-neck-squamous-carcinoma
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Yun Zhu, Wenjuan Zhang, Ping Wang
Purpose: TWIST is a critical factor for predicting prognosis in several human cancers. Here, we study the prognostic significance of TWIST1 and TWIST2 in Head and Neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) as well as interactions of TWISTs with both gender and smoking in patient survival. Methods: upper quartile normalized RNA-seq V2 RSEM values of TWIST1 and TWIST2 expressions were retrieved from a TCGA HNSCC dataset. Kaplan-Meier survival curves were used to assess the associations of TWIST1 and TWIST2 with patient survival, and multivariate Cox proportional hazards regression models were used to estimate the hazards ratios (HRs) and their 95% confidence intervals (CIs)...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156447/pd-1-blockade-in-advanced-nsclc-a-focus-on-pembrolizumab
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REVIEW
Solange Peters, Keith M Kerr, Rolf Stahel
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is one of the most prevalent cancers and is responsible for a large proportion of all cancer-related deaths. Current treatment options are inadequate, reflecting a substantial unmet clinical need. Increasing knowledge regarding the mechanisms and genetic aberrations underlying tumor development and growth has heralded a new era of therapy in oncology, moving away from indiscriminate cytotoxic chemotherapy toward more finely focused, targeted medicine. The development of small-molecule drugs and monoclonal antibodies directed toward specific components of dysfunctional molecular or immune pathways, and mutated genes specific to particular cancer types, is leading the field to more personalized and less toxic treatment options, many of which have demonstrated greater efficacy and survival benefits than their chemotherapeutic counterparts...
October 23, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151943/total-mesopancreas-excision-for-the-treatment-of-pancreatic-head-cancer
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Jingyong Xu, Xiaodong Tian, Yiran Chen, Yongsu Ma, Chang Liu, Long Tian, Jianwei Wang, Jianqiang Dong, Di Cui, Yang Wang, Weiguang Zhang, Yinmo Yang
Mesopancreas is a controversial structure. This study aimed to explore the anatomical characteristics of the mesopancreas, define the range of the total mesopancreas excision (TMpE), and evaluate the feasibility, safety and effectivity of TMpE in the treatment of pancreatic head cancer. The clinical and pathological data of 58 consecutive patients undergoing TMpE for pancreatic head carcinoma from January 2013 to December 2015 were analyzed prospectively. The perioperative morbidity, mortality and clinical outcomes of patients undergoing TMpE were compared with the patients undergoing conventional pancreaticoduodenectomy...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150876/toxicological-characterization-of-zno-nanoparticles-in-malignant-and-non-malignant-cells
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Helena Moratin, Agmal Scherzad, Thomas Gehrke, Pascal Ickrath, Katrin Radeloff, Norbert Kleinsasser, Stephan Hackenberg
The increasing usage of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO-NPs) in industrial applications as well as in consumer products raises concern regarding their potential adverse effects to a greater extend. Numerous studies have demonstrated toxic properties of NPs, however there is still a lack of knowledge concerning the underlying mechanisms. This study was designed to systematically investigate cytotoxicity, apoptosis, cell cycle alterations, and genotoxicity induced by ZnO-NP. Moreover, it was an aim of the investigations to specify the diverse effects of nanoparticle exposure in malignant in comparison with non-malignant cells...
November 18, 2017: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149496/predictive-factors-for-osteoradionecrosis-of-the-jaws-a-retrospective-study
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Hans P Sathasivam, Gareth R Davies, Nicholas M Boyd
BACKGROUND: Osteoradionecrosis of the jaw (ORNJ) is a well-recognized complication of radiotherapy. The purpose of this study was to assess predictive factors for the development of ORNJ. METHODS: A retrospective study of 325 patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) treated at one institution between January 1, 1999, and December 31, 2008, was conducted. Outcome measure was the presence/absence of ORNJ. Time to event was recorded and Cox proportional hazard regression analysis was used to determine statistically significant predictive factors...
November 17, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148840/resveratrol-induces-mitochondrial-apoptosis-and-inhibits-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cells
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Seong-Eon Kim, Sang-Hun Shin, Jae-Yeol Lee, Chul-Hoon Kim, In-Kyo Chung, Hae-Mi Kang, Hae-Ryoun Park, Bong-Soo Park, In-Ryoung Kim
OSCC is the most common malignant cancer of the head and neck. EMT is an essential cellular process critical to the morphogenesis and homeostasis of solid tissues. It is also involved in the initial stage of cancer metastasis and invasion in which cells lose epithelial characteristics. While cancer therapy protocols such as surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy are effective and useful, the drug tolerance and toxicity of OSCC patients remain a problem. Resveratrol is mainly produced in red grape skin and exhibits anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative, and anti-cancer properties...
November 17, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147608/the-prognostic-role-of-tumor-infiltrating-t-lymphocytes-in-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-head-and-neck-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Emma J de Ruiter, Marc L Ooft, Lot A Devriese, Stefan M Willems
Background - The presence of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) in the tumor microenvironment is associated with an improved prognosis and a better response to therapy in different types of cancer. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we investigated the prognostic value of T cells in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Methods - In a systematic review, Pubmed and Embase were searched for publications that investigated the prognostic value of T cells in HNSCC. A meta-analysis was performed including all studies assessing the association between CD3+, CD4+, CD8+, and FoxP3+ TILs and overall survival (OS), disease-free survival (DFS), or locoregional control (LRC)...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147602/gdnf-secreted-by-nerves-enhances-pd-l1-expression-via-jak2-stat1-signaling-activation-in-hnscc
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Chengzhong Lin, Wei Cao, Zhenhu Ren, Yu Tang, Chunye Zhang, Rong Yang, Yiming Chen, Zheqi Liu, Canbang Peng, Lizhen Wang, Xu Wang, Tong Ji
Programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) functions as a key immune inhibitory factor by binding with its receptor, programmed death 1 (PD-1), to induce immune cell dysfunction and escape of the immune system. However, the mechanisms of PD-L1 expression under growth factor stimulation are not well characterized. Here, we demonstrate a novel role for glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) in upregulating PD-L1 expression in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). The expression and correlation of PD-L1, GDNF and perineural invasion (PNI) status were evaluated by bioinformatics analysis of TCGA database and IHC assays from 145 HNSCC patients...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146722/the-notch4-hey1-pathway-induces-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Takahito Fukusumi, Theresa Guo, Akihiro Sakai, Mizuo Ando, Shuling Ren, Sunny Haft, Chao Liu, Panomwat Amornphimoltham, J Silvio Gutkind, Joseph Califano
BACKGROUND: Recently, several comprehensive genomic analyses demonstrated NOTCH1 and NOTCH3 mutations in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) in approximately 20% of cases. Similar to other types of cancers, these studies also indicate that the NOTCH pathway is closely related to HNSCC progression. However, the role of NOTCH4 in HNSCC is less well understood. METHODS: We analyzed NOTCH4 pathway and downstream gene expression in the TCGA data set. To explore the functional role of NOTCH4, we performed in vitro proliferation, cisplatin viability, apoptosis, and cell cycle assays...
November 16, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146716/dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-derived-intracellular-water-lifetime-%C3%AF-i-a-prognostic-marker-for-patients-with-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinomas
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S Chawla, L A Loevner, S G Kim, W-T Hwang, S Wang, G Verma, S Mohan, V LiVolsi, H Quon, H Poptani
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Shutter-speed model analysis of dynamic contrast-enhanced MR imaging allows estimation of mean intracellular water molecule lifetime (a measure of cellular energy metabolism) and volume transfer constant (a measure of hemodynamics). The purpose of this study was to investigate the prognostic utility of pretreatment mean intracellular water molecule lifetime and volume transfer constant in predicting overall survival in patients with squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck and to stratify p16-positive patients based upon survival outcome...
November 16, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145620/head-and-neck-cancer-in-hong-kong
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Wai Tong Ng, Edwin C Y Wong, Victor H F Lee, Jimmy Y W Chan, Anne W M Lee
Head and neck cancer is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in Hong Kong. HNC is well-known for its heterogeneity in epidemiology, clinical behavior, clinic-pathological features and patient characteristics. Treatment strategies for this heterogeneous disease vary greatly in different parts of the world, depending on availability of resources, local expertise and experience. Extensive research in head and neck cancer, particularly nasopharyngeal carcinoma, has been conducted in Hong Kong in the past few decades...
November 14, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144820/pheochromocytoma-a-genetic-and-diagnostic-update
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Leilani B Mercado-Asis, Katherine I Wolf, Ivana Jochmanova, David Taïeb
OBJECTIVE: Pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas (PPGLs) are neuroendocrine tumors derived from adrenal or extra-adrenal locations, respectively. Upon suspicion of PPGL, specific metabolomic, molecular, biochemical, imaging, and histopathological studies are performed to prove, localize, treat, and monitor disease progression. Recently, improved diagnostic tools allow physicians to accurately diagnose PPGL, even in patients presenting with small (less than 1 cm) or biochemically silent tumors, which previously delayed proper detection and treatment...
November 16, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143362/microrna-26a-inhibits-proliferation-and-tumorigenesis-via-targeting-cks2-in-laryngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Zhiyan Wu, Baocai Lu, Xiao Li, Wenjie Miao, Jin Li, Yongjuan Shi, Wenfa Yu
Laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) is one of the most common head and neck cancer, with high mortality and incidence. MicroRNA-26a (miR-26a) is involved in the development and progression of several tumors. However, the roles of miR-26a and its target CKS2 in LSCC progression are not yet clear. The mRNA and protein expression was determined using RT-PCR and Western blotting assay, respectively. Cell proliferation was detected using a Cell Counting kit-8 assay (CCK-8). Transwell assay was used to evaluate cell migration and invasion...
November 16, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143328/efficacy-and-safety-of-anti-egfr-agents-administered-concurrently-with-standard-therapies-for-patients-with-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Tian Yunhong, Lin Jie, Tian Yunming, Zhang Guoqian, Zeng Xing, Zheng Ronghui, Zhang Weijun, Yuan Yawei
Agents targeting epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) are used to treat head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC); however, their efficacy and safety is poorly understood. Here we evaluated the efficacy and safety of anti-EGFR agents administered concurrently with standard therapies for HNSCC. Randomized controlled trials that evaluated addition of EGFR targeted therapy versus standard therapy alone were included. The primary outcome was overall survival (OS). Secondary outcomes were progression-free survival (PFS), overall response rate (ORR), locoregional control, and severe adverse events (SAEs, grade ≥ 3)...
November 16, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143133/association-of-dna-repair-genes-polymorphisms-and-mutations-with-increased-risk-of-head-and-neck-cancer-a-review
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REVIEW
Agata Dylawerska, Wojciech Barczak, Anna Wegner, Wojciech Golusinski, Wiktoria Maria Suchorska
DNA repair mechanisms allow maintain genomic stability and proper functioning within the cells. Any aberrations may cause an increased risk of many diseases such as cancer. The most crucial risk factors for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma are behavioral factors, predominantly chronic exposure to tobacco, alcohol addiction, and infection with human papillomavirus or Epstein-Barr virus. These agents can induce DNA damage; therefore, cells must activate appropriate mechanisms in order to function correctly...
November 15, 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142209/fbxo4-mediated-degradation-of-fxr1-suppresses-tumorigenesis-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#17
Shuo Qie, Mrinmoyee Majumder, Katarzyna Mackiewicz, Breege V Howley, Yuri K Peterson, Philip H Howe, Viswanathan Palanisamy, J Alan Diehl
The Fbxo4 tumour suppressor is a component of an Skp1-Cul1-F-box E3 ligase for which two substrates are known. Here we show purification of SCF(Fbxo4) complexes results in the identification of fragile X protein family (FMRP, Fxr1 and Fxr2) as binding partners. Biochemical and functional analyses reveal that Fxr1 is a direct substrate of SCF(Fbxo4). Consistent with a substrate relationship, Fxr1 is overexpressed in Fbxo4 knockout cells, tissues and in human cancer cells, harbouring inactivating Fbxo4 mutations...
November 16, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141306/-methods-and-advances-in-the-research-of-lymphatics-in-the-head-and-neck
#18
R Guo, J Tian, Y Jia, P F He, R X Jin, J Guo, B Q Wang
The lymphatic system plays an important role in human health and disease. In addition to a role in the immune response, the lymphatics can also serve as a pathway for cancer metastasis.Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is one of the most common cancers.In the case where the primary focus has been controlled, cervical lymph node metastasis is one of the most important factors affecting the prognosis of head and neck cancer.Thus, understanding the anatomy of the lymphatic system is of paramount importance in predicting cancer metastasis and to perform proper lymph node dissection in cancer patients...
November 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141291/-peripheral-blood-circulating-tumor-cells-in-local-advanced-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#19
J L Lou, L Guo, W H Zheng, J Z Zhao, J Q Zhao, Z Liang, S Y Wang, M Y Fang
Objective: To investigate the value of detecting circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in patients with local advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (LAHNSCC). Methods: Twenty cases of LAHNSCC and eight healthy cases as the negative control were collected. The clinicopathological factors were evaluated. The LAHNSCC CTCs were enriched by specific antibody nanofluidic chip immunoassay using CytoSorter CTCs sorting system. LAHNSCC CTCs were identified by immunofluorescence staining. The relationships between CTCs and the clinicopathological features of LAHNSCC were analyzed...
November 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140271/molecular-targeted-therapies-for-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-and-its-resistance-mechanisms
#20
REVIEW
Toshimitsu Yamaoka, Motoi Ohba, Tohru Ohmori
Cancer therapies targeting epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), such as small-molecule kinase inhibitors and monoclonal antibodies, have been developed as standard therapies for several cancers, such as non-small cell lung cancer, colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, and squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Although these therapies can significantly prolong progression-free survival, curative effects are not often achieved because of intrinsic and/or acquired resistance. The resistance mechanisms to EGFR-targeted therapies can be categorized as resistant gene mutations, activation of alternative pathways, phenotypic transformation, and resistance to apoptotic cell death...
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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