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head and neck cancer

Michele P Grieco, Nicolò Bertozzi, Eugenio Grignaffini, Edoardo Raposio
The skin cancers of the head and neck district are localized mostly on the nose, which, by being in the center of the mid-face, has an important aesthetic role. Therefore, many reconstructive techniques have been studied; among them regional skin flaps appeared the most suitable since they guaranteed the oncological radicality as well as a good aesthetic outcome. In this paper, we present our experience with the use of the Zitelli bilobed flap, which is defined as a double transposition flap for the reconstruction of the nose defects...
April 2018: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
Jatin P Shah
With advancing knowledge and new data available, periodic revisions in the TNM staging system is essential. In addition, new disease entities entering in the spectrum of neoplastic diseases demand that a staging system be developed to facilitate their treatment algorithms and outcomes. The most recent revisions in the AJCC/UICC staging system were published in the eighth edition of the AJCC staging manual. This presentation gives a historical background on the AJCC/UICC staging process and highlights major changes introduced in the eighth edition for cancers of the head and neck...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
Zhong-Xin Zhou, Zu-Ping Zhang, Ze-Zhang Tao, Ting-Zhao Tan
Laryngeal cancer, one of the most common head and neck malignancies, is an aggressive neoplasm. Increasing evidence hasdemonstrated that microRNAs (miRNAs) exert important roles in oncogenesis and progression of diverse types of human cancers. MiR-632, a tumor-related miRNA, has been reported to be dysregulated and implicated in human malignancies; however, its biological role in laryngeal carcinoma remains to be elucidated. The present study aimed at exploring the role of miR-632 in laryngeal cancer and clarifying the potential molecular mechanisms involved...
March 21, 2018: Oncology Research
Joana Vieira, Gonçalo Nunes, Carla Adriana Santos, Jorge Fonseca
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is a gold standard for long term enteral feeding. Neurologic dysphagia and head/neck cancer are the most common indications for PEG as they can lead to protein-energy malnutrition and serum electrolyte abnormalities, with potential negative impact on metabolic balance. Refeeding syndrome may also be related with severe electrolyte changes in PEG-fed patients and contribute to poor prognosis. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate the changes in serum concentrations of the main electrolytes and its possible association with the outcome...
January 2018: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
Philippe Rochigneux, Nicolas Schleinitz, Mikael Ebbo, Marie Aymonier, Bertrand Pourroy, Romain Boissier, Sébastien Salas, Jean-Laurent Deville
Docetaxel is an antimicrotubules cytotoxic agent prescribed widely by medical oncologists in multiple tumor types (breast, lung, prostate, stomach, head, and neck). However, the side effects of docetaxel are numerous (cytopenia, peripheral edema, myalgia, arthralgia, alopecia, and sensitive neuropathy) and recent concerns have been raised about neutropenic enterocolitis in France. Here, we report the case of a 57-year-old patient with metastatic prostatic cancer, who developed a severe myositis and fasciitis grade IV 1 week after his second docetaxel infusion...
March 20, 2018: Anti-cancer Drugs
Silke Wemmert, Maximilian Linxweiler, Cornelia Lerner, Florian Bochen, Philipp Kulas, Johannes Linxweiler, Sigrun Smola, Steffi Urbschat, Stefan Wagenpfeil, Bernhard Schick
PURPOSE: Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is one of the most common human cancer types with a very poor prognosis despite improvements in therapeutic modalities. The major known risk factors are tobacco use and alcohol consumption or infection with high-risk human papilloma viruses (HPV), especially in oropharyngeal tumors. The current management based on the assessment of a variety of clinical and pathological parameters does not sufficiently predict outcome. METHODS: Chromosomal alterations detected in HNSCCs were characterized by metaphase comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) and correlated with clinical parameters as well as survival time...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
Joao N A Ferreira, Changyu Zheng, Isabelle M A Lombaert, Corinne M Goldsmith, Ana P Cotrim, Jennifer M Symonds, Vaishali N Patel, Matthew P Hoffman
Head and neck cancer patients treated with irradiation often present irreversible salivary gland hypofunction for which no conventional treatment exists. We recently showed that recombinant neurturin, a neurotrophic factor, improves epithelial regeneration of mouse salivary glands in ex vivo culture after irradiation by reducing apoptosis of parasympathetic neurons. Parasympathetic innervation is essential to maintain progenitor cells during gland development and for regeneration of adult glands. Here, we investigated whether a neurturin-expressing adenovirus could be used for gene therapy in vivo to protect parasympathetic neurons and prevent gland hypofunction after irradiation...
June 15, 2018: Molecular Therapy. Methods & Clinical Development
Alexander Baumann, Anna Maria S Buchberger, Guido Piontek, Dominik Schüttler, Martina Rudelius, Rudolf Reiter, Lena Gebel, Gerhard Piendl, Gero Brockhoff, Anja Pickhard
Recently the Aurora-Kinases (Aurk) moved into the focus as novel disease related biomarkers and therapeutic targets. Elevated Aurora-Kinase expression has been found in a number of malignancies, amongst them HNSCC. For esophageal cancer, the AurkA Phe31-Ile polymorphism has previously been associated with tumor progression. Here we evaluated the treatment efficiency of HNSCC cell radiation as a function of Aurora-Kinases in HNSCC cell lines. Moreover, we investigated a potential sensitization to radiation by a cell treatment with the inhibitors Alisertib, Barasertib, Docetaxel and VX-680...
February 27, 2018: Oncotarget
Blair M Barton, Charles A Riley, Jason D Pou, Christian P Hasney, Brian A Moore
Background: The submental island flap (SIF) is a pedicled flap based upon the submental artery and vein. Its utility in reconstruction following ablative head and neck procedures has been applied to various subsites including skin, lip, buccal mucosa, retromolar trigone, parotidectomy defects, and tongue. We review our experience using the SIF for reconstruction following tumor ablation. Methods: This prospective case series with medical record review includes consecutive patients undergoing SIF reconstruction following ablative surgery for malignancy at a single tertiary care facility between November 2014 and November 2016...
2018: Ochsner Journal
Carlos E Cardenas, Rachel E McCarroll, Laurence E Court, Baher A Elgohari, Hesham Elhalawani, Clifton D Fuller, Mona J Kamal, Mohamed A M Meheissen, Abdallah S R Mohamed, Arvind Rao, Bowman Williams, Andrew Wong, Jinzhong Yang, Michalis Aristophanous
PURPOSE: Automating and standardizing the contouring of clinical target volumes (CTVs) can reduce interphysician variability, which is one of the largest sources of uncertainty in head and neck radiation therapy. In addition to using uniform margin expansions to auto-delineate high-risk CTVs, very little work has been performed to provide patient- and disease-specific high-risk CTVs. The aim of the present study was to develop a deep neural network for the auto-delineation of high-risk CTVs...
February 7, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
G Muhaxheri, V Vucicevic Boras, A Fucic, D Plavec, M Sekerija, M Filipovic, K Grsic, B Stubljar, T Krnic, B Vrdoljak
Recent publications have highlighted a greater utility of routine blood tests in patients with various cancers than previously assumed. It appears that the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) may be a good predictive biomarker for overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS). Preoperative and postoperative NLR data for patients with head and neck cancers have yet to be established. The aim of this study was to evaluate the preoperative and postoperative NLR in 182 patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma and to determine the association of NLR with OS and DFS...
March 17, 2018: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Andrzej N Majda, Aleksandra Majdan, Paweł Piłat, Paweł Cisek
Gout tophi around auricular area are common in old men. The differential diagnosis of papules or nodules on the ear includes tophaceous gout, rheumatoid nodules, basal or squamous cell cancer, melanoma, verruca vulgaris or actinic keratosis. The presence of the skin cancer, most commonly located on the head and neck, is often related to the long exposure of the skin to sunlight. Elderly patients are the predominant group of patients with skin malignancies. The aim of this study is to emphasize the importance of early cancer detection in elderly people and use of appropriate therapeutic options that take into account the special requirements of geriatric patients...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
Kristine A Schulz, Elnaz Esmati, Frederick A Godley, Claude L Hill, Ashkan Monfared, Michael Teixido, Debara L Tucci, David L Witsell
Objective To evaluate the prevalence of migraine disease in an otolaryngologic cohort and migraine-related otologic and sinonasal symptoms in this population. Study Design Cross-sectional study utilizing the CHEER (Creating Healthcare Excellence through Education and Research) network for recruitment. Setting Patients were recruited in a cross-sectional and pragmatic manner in 14 CHEER sites between June 2015 and March 2017 (9 academic, 5 community based). Subjects and Methods Patients were included if they were aged ≥18 years and seen for any concern that was not head and neck cancer...
March 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Tanya Eadie, Lauren Faust, Susan Bolt, Mara Kapsner-Smith, Rebecca Hunting Pompon, Carolyn Baylor, Neal Futran, Eduardo Méndez
Objective The purpose of this study was to examine the unique contribution of psychosocial factors, including perceived social support, depression, and resilience to communicative participation, among adult survivors of head and neck cancer (HNC). Study Design Cross-sectional. Setting University-based laboratory and speech clinic. Subjects and Methods Adult survivors of HNC who were at least 2 years posttreatment for HNC completed patient-reported outcome measures, including those related to communicative participation and psychosocial function...
March 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
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March 20, 2018: Scientific Data
William H Westra
Human papillomavirus (HPV)-related head and neck carcinoma (HNC) represents an important subgroup of head and neck cancer that is characterized by a consistent microscopic appearance and a favorable prognosis. A growing experience with HPV testing, however, has uncovered variants that deviate from the prototypic HPV-HNC with respect to morphology. While these HPV-HNCs may deviate morphologically from the prototype, they do not appear to stray far from the favorable clinical outcome assigned to HPV-positive status...
March 20, 2018: Head and Neck Pathology
Sylvia L Crowder, Katherine G Douglas, M Yanina Pepino, Kalika P Sarma, Anna E Arthur
PURPOSE: It is estimated that more than 90% of head and neck cancer (HNC) survivors who underwent chemoradiotherapy experience one or more nutrition impact symptoms (NIS) in the months or years thereafter. Despite the high prevalence, there is limited research addressing long-term impact of NIS on outcomes such as nutrition and quality of life in HNC survivors treated with chemoradiotherapy. IMPLICATIONS FOR CANCER SURVIVORS: The prevalence and consequences of nutrition impact symptoms are substantial among head and neck cancer survivors beyond the acute phase of cancer treatment...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
Julie Schatteman, Dirk Van Gestel, Dieter Berwouts, Werner De Gersem, Geert De Kerf, Wilfried De Neve, Bie De Ost, Ana Maria Luiza Olteanu, Sylvie Rottey, Tom Vercauteren, Ingeborg Goethals, Fréderic Duprez
PURPOSE: To evaluate feasibility, disease control, survival, and toxicity after adaptive18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emisson tomography (PET) guided radiotherapy in patients with recurrent and second primary head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. METHODS: A prospective trial investigated the feasibility of adaptive intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) ± concomitant cetuximab in 10 patients. The primary endpoint was achieving a 2-year survival free of grade >3 toxicity in ≥30% of patients...
March 19, 2018: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
Hubert S Gabryś, Florian Buettner, Florian Sterzing, Henrik Hauswald, Mark Bangert
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate whether machine learning with dosiomic, radiomic, and demographic features allows for xerostomia risk assessment more precise than normal tissue complication probability (NTCP) models based on the mean radiation dose to parotid glands. Material and methods: A cohort of 153 head-and-neck cancer patients was used to model xerostomia at 0-6 months (early), 6-15 months (late), 15-24 months (long-term), and at any time (a longitudinal model) after radiotherapy...
2018: Frontiers in Oncology
Till J Meyer, Stefan Hartmann, Gisela Wohlleben, Muna Brisam, Axel Seher, Alexander C Kübler, Bülent Polat, Urs D A Müller-Richter
Radiotherapy alone, or as an addition to surgery is important for the treatment of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). In addition to their expression in germ cells, melanoma associated antigens-A (MAGE-A) are only expressed in malignant tissue. Notably, there is a known correlation between MAGE-A9 expression and poor prognosis in HNSCC patients. However, current knowledge regarding the function of MAGE-A9 expression, particularly in the context of irradiation, is limited. MAGE-A9 expression in 37 oral squamous cell carcinoma patents was immunohistochemically determined and analyzed for overall survival by the Kaplan-Meier log-rank test...
March 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
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