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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645105/a-three-gene-immunohistochemical-panel-serves-as-an-adjunct-to-clinical-staging-of-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer
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Chin-Ann J Ong, Nicholas B Shannon, Stefan Mueller, Sze Min Lek, Xuan Qiu, Fui Teen Chong, Ke Li, Kelvin K N Koh, Gerald C A Tay, Thakshayeni Skanthakumar, Jacqueline S G Hwang, Tony Kiat Hon Lim, Mei Kim Ang, Daniel S W Tan, Ngian-Chye Tan, Hiang Khoon Tan, Khee Chee Soo, N Gopalakrishna Iyer
BACKGROUND: Current management of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) depends on tumor staging. Despite refinements in clinical staging algorithms, outcomes remain unchanged for the last two decades. In this study, we set out to identify a small, clinically applicable molecular panel to aid prognostication of patients with HNSCC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) was used to derive copy number aberrations and expression changes to identify putative prognostic genes...
June 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645102/expression-of-p63-and-cd44-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-correlation-with-clinicopathological-parameters
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Nasrollah Saghravanian, Kazem Anvari, Narges Ghazi, Bahram Memar, Maryam Shahsavari, Monavar Afzal Aghaee
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the sixth most frequent malignant tumor of the head and neck region. Despite advances in therapeutic options over the last decades, the rate of mortality and morbidity has not been improved markedly. A small subset of cells, cancer stem cells (CSCs), with self-renewal properties have become a major focus of current cancer research. CD44 and p63 are identified as candidate stem cell markers in normal squamous epithelium and SCC. The role of these markers in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is still debatable...
June 15, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644692/hyperbaric-oxygen-may-only-be-optional-in-head-and-neck-necrotizing-fasciitis-a-retrospective-analysis-of-43-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Jens Faunø Thrane, Arunas Pikelis, Therese Ovesen
BACKGROUND: Necrotizing fasciitis in the head and neck (NF-HN) is a rare and potentially life-threatening condition. The use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in the acute regimen is disputed and there is a lack of evidence of therapeutic effect. This study aims to describe a retrospective cohort of patients with NF-HN and investigate the use of HBOT and consequences thereof. METHODS: All patients treated for NF-HN at Aarhus University Hospital (AUH) between 2002 and 2014 were included in this retrospective cohort...
June 23, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644558/current-understanding-of-cancer-stem-cells-review-of-their-radiobiology-and-role-in-head-and-neck-cancers
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REVIEW
Paul Ambrose Reid, Puthenparampil Wilson, Yanrui Li, Loredana Gabriela Marcu, Eva Bezak
Evidence of cancer cells that bear attributes analogous to those of normal stem cells has developed a hierarchical model of cancer's architecture and progression. This subset of cancer stem cells (CSCs) drives the progression and therapy resistance of cancers. Research to identify the phenotypes of these CSCs presents evidence of a subpopulation that is more resistant to therapy and may proliferate in response. Literature shows that CSCs typically represent around 1%-10% of cell populations in head and neck cancer but this proportion may increase in response to a therapeutic radiation dose...
June 23, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643759/overall-treatment-duration-with-multimodality-treatment-approach-and-outcome-results-in-oral-cavity-carcinoma-a-study-from-an-institute-from-central-india
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Vandana Jain, Digpal Dharkar, Hamsa Nandini, Shailendra M Jain
OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY: To see the different age groups, gender, sites, disease stage, treatment outcome of various oral cavity sites carcinoma by combined modalities and the overall treatment duration. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 212 oral cavity carcinoma patients (169 males and 43 females) with complete records (from September 2009 to December 2012) were analyzed for age, sex, histopathology, associated medical illnesses, various subsites with disease stage, various treatment modalities with the duration and follow-up records for disease control as well as disease failure at local, nodal, local + nodal, and distant metastasis...
April 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643738/five-versus-ten-fractions-per-week-radiotherapy-in-locally-advanced-head-and-neck-cancer
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Ramanjis Viranna Tallari, O P Singh, Veenita Yogi, Suresh Yadav
INTRODUCTION: Conventional fractionated radiotherapy (CFRT) is in use since a long time, but the invention of altered fractionation such as hyperfractionation has improved survival in head and neck squamous cell cancer (HNSCC). AIMS: Our aim of this prospective randomized study is to compare conventional 5 fractions per week (CFRT) with hyperfractionation 10 fractions per week (hyperfractionated radiotherapy [HFRT]) in locally advanced head and neck cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study period is from November 2013 to April 2015...
April 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643737/changes-in-pharyngeal-constrictor-volumes-during-head-and-neck-radiation-therapy-implications-for-dose-delivery
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Akila Kumarasiri, Chang Liu, Mona Kamal, Correen Fraser, Stephen Brown, Indrin J Chetty, Jinkoo Kim, Farzan Siddiqui
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the anatomical changes and associated dosimetric consequences to pharyngeal constrictor muscles (PCMs) that occur during head and neck (H and N) radiotherapy (RT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cohort of 13 oropharyngeal cancer patients with daily cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) was retrospectively studied. On every 5th CBCT image, PCM was manually delineated by a radiation oncologist. The anterior-posterior PCM thickness was measured at the midline level of C3 vertebral body...
April 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643357/nut-carcinoma-in-children-and-adults-a-multicenter-retrospective-study
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Lauriane Lemelle, Gaëlle Pierron, Paul Fréneaux, Sophie Huybrechts, Alexandra Spiegel, Dominique Plantaz, Morbize Julieron, Sophie Dumoucel, Antoine Italiano, Fréderic Millot, Christophe Le Tourneau, Guy Leverger, Pascal Chastagner, Matthieu Carton, Daniel Orbach
BACKGROUND: Nuclear protein of the testis (NUT) carcinoma (formerly NUT midline carcinoma) is an aggressive tumor defined by the presence of NUT rearrangement with a poor prognosis. This rare cancer is underdiagnosed and poorly treated. OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this study was to describe the clinical, radiologic, and biological features of NUT carcinoma. The secondary objective was to describe the various treatments and assess their efficacy. METHODS: This retrospective multicenter study was based on review of the medical records of children and adults with NUT carcinoma with specific rearrangement or positive anti-NUT nuclear staining (>50%)...
June 23, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643287/oral-cancer-awareness-level-within-the-dental-community-results-from-a-large-scale-survey-in-cairo
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Hatem W Amer, Ali A Wahed, Omnia A Badawi, Aala'a S Emara
The incidence of head and neck cancer was reported to be higher in more developed countries with an increase in incidence lately among younger age groups. The need for improvement of awareness of oral cancer and potentially malignant oral disorders is crucial. This study aims to identify the level of awareness of diagnostic and management protocols in the dental community. An English survey was arranged and sent via email to undergraduate students, postgraduate students, and faculty members at the dental school Cairo University...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643244/durvalumab-first-global-approval
#10
Yahiya Y Syed
Intravenous durvalumab (Imfinzi™; AstraZeneca) is a fully human monoclonal antibody that blocks programmed cell death ligand-1 binding to its receptors (PD-1 and CD80), resulting in enhanced T-cell responses against cancer cells. The US FDA has granted durvalumab accelerated approval for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma who have disease progression during or following platinum-containing chemotherapy, or within 12 months of neoadjuvant or adjuvant platinum-containing chemotherapy...
June 22, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640948/high-level-%C3%AE-iii-tubulin-overexpression-occurs-in-most-head-and-neck-cancers-but-is-unrelated-to-clinical-outcome
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Julie C Nienstedt, Alexander Gröbe, Till Clauditz, Ronald Simon, Adrian Muenscher, Rainald Knecht, Guido Sauter, Christoph Moebius, Marco Blessmann, Max Heiland, Christina Pflug
BACKGROUND: βIII-tubulin (TUBB3) is an isotype of microtubules, which are involved in crucial cellular roles including maintenance of cell shape, intracellular transport, and mitosis. Overexpression of TUBB3 was found to be associated with poor prognosis and resistance to tubulin-binding drugs and in several solid tumors including head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC). Considering the potential high importance of a prognostic biomarker in these cancers, the present study aimed to investigate the clinical relevance of immunohistochemical TUBB3 expression in HNSCC...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640546/treatment-at-high-volume-facilities-and-academic-centers-is-independently-associated-with-improved-survival-in-patients-with-locally-advanced-head-and-neck-cancer
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John M David, Allen S Ho, Michael Luu, Emi J Yoshida, Sungjin Kim, Alain C Mita, Kevin S Scher, Stephen L Shiao, Mourad Tighiouart, Zachary S Zumsteg
BACKGROUND: The treatment of head and neck cancers is complex and associated with significant morbidity, requiring multidisciplinary care and physician expertise. Thus, facility characteristics, such as clinical volume and academic status, may influence outcomes. METHODS: The current study included 46,567 patients taken from the National Cancer Data Base who were diagnosed with locally advanced invasive squamous cell carcinomas of the oropharynx, larynx, and hypopharynx and were undergoing definitive radiotherapy...
June 22, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640483/decreased-cancer-independent-life-expectancy-in-the-head-and-neck-cancer-population
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Sean T Massa, Lauren M Cass, Nosayaba Osazuwa-Peters, Kara M Christopher, Ronald J Walker, Mark A Varvares
BACKGROUND: Aside from cancer mortality, patients with head and neck cancer have increased mortality risk. Identifying patients with the greatest loss of cancer-independent life expectancy can guide comprehensive survivorship programs. METHODS: Age-based survival data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Result (SEER) database for patients with head and neck cancer were censored for mortality from the index cancer. Life expectancy and years of life lost (YLL) referenced to the general population were calculated...
June 22, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640146/no-association-of-tnf-%C3%AE-308g-a-polymorphisms-with-head-and-neck-cancer-risk-a-prisma-compliant-meta-analysis
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Cheng Yuan, Xin-Hua Xu, Lu Xu, Yang Liu, Min Sun, Li-Hua Ni, Xiao-Long Wang, Zhuo Chen, Kun Zhang, Guang Zeng
BACKGROUND: A number of studies had reported the association between tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) gene polymorphisms and head and neck cancer (HNC) risk. However, the results remained controversial. Therefore, we performed a meta-analysis to derive a more precise evaluation of the association between TNF-α-308G/A polymorphism and overall HNC risk and evaluated influence of cancer types and ethnicities. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed using Pubmed, Embase, Cochrane Library, and Web of science...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639701/insurance-status-as-a-predictor-of-mortality-in-patients-undergoing-head-and-neck-cancer-surgery
#15
Matthew L Rohlfing, Ashley C Mays, Scott Isom, Joshua D Waltonen
OBJECTIVE: Explore relationship between insurance status and survival, determine outcomes that vary based on insurance status, and identify potential areas of intervention. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort analysis of patients who underwent resection of an upper aerodigestive tract malignancy at a single tertiary care hospital during a 5-year period. METHODS: Patients were categorized into four groups by insurance status: Medicaid or uninsured, Medicare and under 65 years of age, Medicare and 65 years or older, and private insurance...
June 22, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639239/significant-improvement-in-detecting-braf-kras-and-egfr-mutations-using-next-generation-sequencing-as-compared-with-fda-cleared-kits
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Wanlong Ma, Steven Brodie, Sally Agersborg, Vincent A Funari, Maher Albitar
INTRODUCTION: We compared mutations detected in EGFR, KRAS, and BRAF genes using next-generation sequencing (NGS) and confirmed by Sanger sequencing with mutations that could be detected by FDA-cleared testing kits. METHODS: Paraffin-embedded tissue from 822 patients was tested for mutations in EGFR, KRAS, and BRAF by NGS. Sanger sequencing of hot spots was used with locked nucleic acid to increase sensitivity for specific hot-spot mutations. This included 442 (54%) lung cancers, 168 (20%) colorectal cancers, 29 (4%) brain tumors, 33 (4%) melanomas, 14 (2%) thyroid cancers, and 16% others (pancreas, head and neck, and cancer of unknown origin)...
June 21, 2017: Molecular Diagnosis & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639158/development-of-a-survivorship-needs-assessment-planning-tool-for-head-and-neck-cancer-survivors-and-their-caregivers-a-preliminary-study
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K R Sterba, J Zapka, N LaPelle, T K Garris, A Buchanan, M Scallion, T Day
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to characterize primary end-of-treatment challenges in head and neck cancer (HNC) to drive the development of a survivorship needs assessment planning (SNAP) tool and evaluate its acceptability and feasibility. METHODS: Using qualitative methods (focus groups, interviews), we identified physical, emotional, and social post-treatment challenges from the perspectives of survivors (N = 17), caregivers (N = 14), and healthcare providers (N = 14) and pretested the SNAP tool...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638810/common-malignant-cutaneous-conditions-among-albinos-in-kenya
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Seyed Emad Emadi, Andrew Juma Suleh, Farhang Babamahmoodi, Fatemeh Ahangarkani, Vanessa Betty Chelimo, Beatrice Mutai, Seyyed Reza Raeeskarami, Alireza Ghanadan, Seyed Naser Emadi
Background: Albinos in Africa are at constant risk of developing skin cancer due to the damage caused by ultra-violet exposure. This study identifies the common skin conditions among albinos in Kenya as a country located along the equator. Methods: In this descriptive study on albino patients who were admitted to Mbagathi District Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya the census method was used for sampling and a total of 151 albinos were registered. All necessary data including age, gender, type, site and the number of skin lesions were recorded...
2017: Medical Journal of the Islamic Republic of Iran
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638796/levels-of-neutrophil-gelatinase-assosciated-lipocalin-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-indian-population-from-haryana-state
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Monica Verma, Kiran Dahiya, Abhishek Soni, Rakesh Dhankhar, Veena S Ghalaut, Aastha Bansal, Vivek Kaushal
AIM: To study the levels of neutrophil gelatinase associated lipocalin (NGAL) in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). METHODS: This was a non randomized case control study conducted at Department of Biochemistry, in collaboration with Regional Cancer Center over a period of one year. The study population included 50 adult newly diagnosed HNSCC patients reporting in outpatient department at Regional Cancer Center and compared with 50 healthy controls. NGAL was estimated by ELISA technique...
June 10, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638295/eagle-syndrome-secondary-to-osteoradionecrosis-of-the-styloid-process
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Anna K Bareiss, David Z Cai, Amit S Patel, Brian A Moore
BACKGROUND: Eagle syndrome is a rare condition caused by elongation of the styloid process or ossification of the stylohyoid ligament. The symptomatology can be vague but may include dysphagia, odynophagia, otalgia, foreign body sensation, facial pain, trismus, headache, tinnitus, increased salivation, and/or voice changes. CASE REPORT: We present the case of a 58-year-old male believed to have acquired Eagle syndrome secondary to osteoradionecrosis of the styloid process following radiation therapy used as adjuvant treatment for a surgically resected pT2N1M0 squamous cell carcinoma of the right tonsil...
2017: Ochsner Journal
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