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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231592/cxcr4-a-new-player-in-an-old-scene
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Andreas Knopf, Marie Kristin Fritsche, Yin Li
Transmembrane C-X-C chemokine receptor 4 (CXCR4) and its ligand C-X-C motif chemokine 12 (CXCL12) came into focus in many solid cancers, allowing a more fundamental diagnostic and therapeutic approach by modulating the immune response against cancer cells. CXCR4 and CXCL12 mediate cell proliferation, migration, and metastatic outgrowth in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) and are strongly associated with cancer recurrence and patient survival. Despite recent advances in molecular imaging and cancer therapy in lymphoma using CXCL12 analogues, clinical trials evaluating the diagnostic and therapeutic impact on HNSCC are missing...
February 24, 2017: ORL; Journal for Oto-rhino-laryngology and its related Specialties
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231588/checkpoint-inhibition-in-head-and-neck-cancer-immune-therapeutic-options-limitations-and-beyond
#2
Bastian Höchst, Percy A Knolle
The immune system functions to defend the organism against infectious microorganisms but also against transformed cells. This key role of the immune system, in particular cancer-specific T cells, in eliminating cancer cells is compromised by various immune escape strategies employed by cancer cells and the cancer microenvironment. Here, we review the current knowledge about the immune escape mechanisms of cancer and the attempts to reconstitute cancer-specific immunity by using checkpoint inhibitors in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma...
February 24, 2017: ORL; Journal for Oto-rhino-laryngology and its related Specialties
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226414/methylene-blue-for-the-treatment-of-intractable-pain-associated-with-oral-mucositis
#3
Carlos J Roldan, Kent Nouri, Thomas Chai, Billy Huh
Oral mucositis is a common and often debilitating complication among cancer patients receiving radiation therapy to the head and neck or chemotherapy agents, or undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Pain and decreased oral function associated with oral mucositis may persist long after the conclusion of therapy. Although most patients respond to conservative management, a subset of patients develop intractable pain with severe consequences. For some, the use of total parenteral nutrition with insertion of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy feeding tubes is the only alternative...
February 22, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225558/cutaneous-adnexal-adenocarcinoma-with-exquisite-sensitivity-to-trastuzumab
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Timothy J Brown, David J Sher, Lucien A Nedzi, Randall S Hughes, Muhammad S Beg, Jason Mull, Venetia R Sarode, Saad A Khan
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous adnexal adenocarcinoma is a rare cancer that is occasionally human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER-2)-positive, and demonstrates variable response to HER-2 inhibitors. METHODS: We report a case of adnexal adenocarcinoma of the scalp in a 56-year-old man. He underwent wide local excision with cervical node dissection followed by radiation, but had extensive local recurrence. RESULTS: Pathology demonstrated a poorly differentiated adnexal adenocarcinoma with HER-2 overexpression by immunohistochemistry (IHC) and high HER-2 gene amplification by fluorescence in situ hybridization...
February 22, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224235/oral-mucosal-changes-induced-by-anticancer-targeted-therapies-and-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors
#5
REVIEW
Emmanuelle Vigarios, Joel B Epstein, Vincent Sibaud
Development of biological targeted therapies and immune checkpoint inhibitors has redefined the treatment for many cancers; however, the increasing use of new protocols has led to physicians observing a new spectrum of toxicities. To date, oral adverse events induced by these new anticancer therapies have been mainly reported using nonspecific terminology ("stomatitis," "mucosal inflammation," "mucositis") and remain poorly characterized, with the exception of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitor-associated stomatitis...
February 22, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216066/the-potential-effect-of-oral-microbiota-in-the-prediction-of-mucositis-during-radiotherapy-for-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#6
Xiao-Xia Zhu, Xiao-Jun Yang, Yi-Lan Chao, Hui-Min Zheng, Hua-Fang Sheng, Hai-Yue Liu, Yan He, Hong-Wei Zhou
BACKGROUND: Oral mucositis is probably the most debilitating complication that can arise in treating a patient with head and neck cancer. Little is known about the impacts of oral microbiota on the initiation and progression of mucositis. METHODS: Based on 16S rRNA gene sequencing, dynamic changes in oral bacterial profile as well as correlations between the severity of mucositis and bacterial shifts during radiotherapy were investigated. FINDINGS: Our results revealed that bacterial community structure altered progressively during radiation therapy, in parallel with a marked increase in the relative abundance of some Gram-negative bacteria...
February 7, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209748/the-use-of-hyperbaric-oxygen-for-the-prevention-and-management-of-osteoradionecrosis-of-the-jaw-a-dana-farber-brigham-and-women-s-cancer-center-multidisciplinary-guideline
#7
REVIEW
Ahmed Sultan, Glenn J Hanna, Danielle N Margalit, Nicole Chau, Laura A Goguen, Francisco M Marty, Guilherme Rabinowits, Jonathan D Schoenfeld, Stephen T Sonis, Tom Thomas, Roy B Tishler, Nathaniel S Treister, Alessandro Villa, Sook-Bin Woo, Robert Haddad, Hani Mawardi
BACKGROUND: Osteoradionecrosis of the jaw (ORN) is an infrequent yet potentially devastating complication of radiation therapy to the head and neck region. Treatment options include antimicrobial therapy, local sequestrectomy, resection, and the use of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO). Published data on ORN are difficult to compare because of the lack of a universally accepted classification and staging system, and the literature on the use of HBO to either prevent or successfully manage ORN is controversial and inconclusive...
February 16, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206871/swallowing-therapy-and-progressive-resistance-training-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-undergoing-radiotherapy-treatment-randomized-control-trial-protocol-and-preliminary-data
#8
Sara F Hajdú, Irene Wessel, Christoffer Johansen, Claus A Kristensen, Zahra T Kadkhoda, Christina C Plaschke, Susanne O Dalton
BACKGROUND: Head and neck cancer (HNC) patients are often challenged by treatment induced dysphagia and trismus. Traditionally, rehabilitation is initiated when loss of function has already occurred. There is increasing evidence that it is of benefit to patients to initiate an early rehabilitation process before and during treatment. HNC patients have a unique set of functional challenges such as pre- and post-treatment dysphagia, pain and weight loss. The aim of the trial is to investigate the effects of swallowing and mouth-opening exercises combined with progressive resistance training (PRT) during radiotherapy...
February 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205307/segmentation-of-organs-at-risks-in-head-and-neck-ct-images-using-convolutional-neural-networks
#9
Bulat Ibragimov, Lei Xing
PURPOSE: Accurate segmentation of organs-at-risks (OARs) is the key step for efficient planning of radiation therapy for head and neck (HaN) cancer treatment. In the work, we proposed the first deep learning-based algorithm, for segmentation of OARs in HaN CT images, and compared its performance against state-of-the-art automated segmentation algorithms, commercial software, and interobserver variability. METHODS: Convolutional neural networks (CNNs)-a concept from the field of deep learning-were used to study consistent intensity patterns of OARs from training CT images and to segment the OAR in a previously unseen test CT image...
February 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197389/adaptive-resistance-to-anti-pd1-therapy-by-tim-3-upregulation-is-mediated-by-the-pi3k-akt-pathway-in-head-and-neck-cancer
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Gulidanna Shayan, Raghvendra Srivastava, Jing Li, Nicole Schmitt, Lawrence P Kane, Robert L Ferris
Programmed Death 1 (PD-1) and T cell Ig and mucin domain-3 protein (Tim-3) are immune checkpoint receptors that are expressed on tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) in tumor-bearing mice and humans. As anti-PD-1 single agent response rates are only <20% in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) patients, it is important to understand how multiple inhibitory checkpoint receptors maintain suppressed cellular immunity. One such receptor, Tim-3, activates downstream proliferative pathways through Akt/S6, and is highly expressed in dysfunctional TIL...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194641/unsupervised-exercise-in-survivors-of-human-papillomavirus-related-head-and-neck-cancer-how-many-can-go-it-alone
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Joshua Bauml, Jiyoung Kim, Xiaochen Zhang, Charu Aggarwal, Roger B Cohen, Kathryn Schmitz
PURPOSE: Patients with human papillomavirus (HPV)-related head and neck cancer (HNC) have a better prognosis relative to other types of HNC, making survivorship an emerging and critical issue. Exercise is a core component of survivorship care, but little is known about how many survivors of HPV-related HNC can safely be advised to start exercising on their own, as opposed to needing further evaluation or supervised exercise. METHODS: We utilized guidelines to identify health issues that would indicate value of further evaluation prior to being safely prescribed unsupervised exercise...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192747/biology-and-patterns-of-response-to-egfr-inhibition-in-squamous-cell-cancers-of-the-lung-and-head-neck
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REVIEW
Rosalyn A Juergens, Scott V Bratman, Ming-Sound Tsao, Scott A Laurie, M Sara Kuruvilla, Albiruni R A Razak, Aaron R Hansen
The identification of common molecular aberrations that drive cancer progression has led to targeted therapies that improve treatment efficacy in many tumor types. Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors have been used to treat both lung and head and neck cancers with squamous cell histology. These tumors often show high EGFR expression and/or increased gene copy number, but low incidence of the activating kinase domain mutations common to adenocarcinomas of the lung. In this manuscript, we review clinical trial data on EGFR-inhibitors in the treatment of squamous cell carcinoma (SqCC) of the lung and head and neck (SCCHN), including both efficacy and biomarker analyses...
January 17, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190450/transoral-laser-microsurgery-as-standard-approach-to-hypopharyngeal-cancer-survival-analysis-in-a-hospital-based-population
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Eduardo Breda, Raquel Catarino, Eurico Monteiro
OBJECTIVE: Cancer of the hypopharynx remains one of the most challenging chapters in head and neck oncology. The objective of this study is to ascertain the relevance of a transoral laser approach as a valid functional option for treatment of cancer of the hypopharynx in Portugal, and additionally, to confirm the reproducibility of survival and functional outcomes described in other reference centers. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The outcomes of 37 out of 60 patients presenting hypopharyngeal carcinoma primarily treated by TLM (transoral laser microsurgery) and neck dissection and or adjuvant treatment when needed, with curative intention in tertiary referral center, were retrospectively evaluated and compared with published results...
February 10, 2017: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188964/predictors-of-distant-metastasis-in-human-papillomavirus-associated-oropharyngeal-cancer
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Michael A Weller, Matthew C Ward, Camille Berriochoa, Chandana A Reddy, Samuel Trosman, John F Greskovich, Tobenna I Nwizu, Brian B Burkey, David J Adelstein, Shlomo A Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive oropharyngeal cancer is associated with favorable outcomes, prompting investigations into treatment deintensification. The purpose of this study was for us to present the predictors of distant metastases in patients with HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer treated with cisplatin-based chemoradiotherapy (CRT) or cetuximab-based bioradiotherapy (bio-RT). METHODS: In patients with stage III to IVb HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer, the Kaplan-Meier analysis was used to calculate distant metastases rates...
February 11, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188953/minimizing-adjuvant-treatment-after-transoral-robotic-surgery-through-surgical-margin-revision-and-exclusion-of-radiographic-extracapsular-extension-a-prospective-observational-cohort-study
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Benoit Morisod, Ioana I Venara-Vulpe, Stephen Alzuphar, Yan Monnier, Massimo Bongiovanni, Patric Hagmann, Hanan Bouchaab, Jean Bourhis, Christian Simon
BACKGROUND: We investigated in a prospective cohort of patients treated with trans-oral robotic surgery (TORS) for oropharyngeal cancer (OPC), who were selected for the absence of radiographic extra-capsular extension (ECS) and surgically revised for inadequate margins, the possibility of reducing adjuvant radiation (RT)/chemo-radiation therapy (CRT) without jeopardizing tumor control and functional outcome. METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational cohort of patients treated with TORS for oropharyngeal cancer...
February 11, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188603/predictive-value-of-pre-treatment-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-adc-in-radio-chemiotherapy-treated-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Mariangela Lombardi, Teresa Cascone, Elena Guenzi, Alessandro Stecco, Francesco Buemi, Marco Krengli, Alessandro Carriero
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed at evaluating the role of "baseline" apparent diffusion coefficent (ADC), in patients affected by head and neck cancer treated with radio-chemotherapy, as a potential marker of response to therapy. METHODS: Fifty-seven patients underwent pretreatment ADC maps. Minimum, maximum, and medium ADC were computed. Age, dose, treatment time, and ADC values were compared between the two groups (Group 1: local control; Group 2: relapse/persistence of disease) using the Student t test two-tailed unpaired...
February 10, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187887/collapsed-cone-dose-calculations-for-heterogeneous-tissues-in-brachytherapy-using-primary-and-scatter-separation-source-data
#17
Anders Ahnesjö, Bob van Veelen, Åsa Carlsson Tedgren
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Brachytherapy is a form of radiation therapy using sealed radiation sources inserted within or in the vicinity of the tumor of, e.g., gynecological, prostate or head- and neck cancers. Accurate dose calculation is a crucial part of the treatment planning. Several reviews have called for clinical software with model-based algorithms that better take into account the effects of patient individual distribution of tissues, source-channel and shielding attenuation than the commonly employed TG-43 formalism which simply map homogeneous water dose distributions onto the patient...
February 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186838/biological-dose-escalated-definitive-radiation-therapy-in-head-and-neck-cancer
#18
Brigida da Costa Ferreira, Pedro Sá-Couto, Leila Khouri, Maria do Carmo Lopes
OBJECTIVE: To compare treatment outcome of patients with head and neck (HN) tumours treated with definitive Radiation Therapy (RT) that, mainly due to differences in the fractionation scheme used with simultaneous integrated boost techniques, resulted in a different biological dose. METHODS: 181 HN cancer patients, prescribed to about 70.2 Gy in the primary tumour, were included in this study. Population cohort was divided into Group <70 and Group ≥70 when the mean dose converted to a 2 Gy fractionation in the primary tumour was less or higher than 70...
February 10, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185275/surface-markers-for-guiding-cylindrical-diffuser-fiber-insertion-in-interstitial-photodynamic-therapy-of-head-and-neck-cancer
#19
Emily Oakley, David A Bellnier, Alan Hutson, Brian Wrazen, Hassan Arshad, Harry Quon, Gal Shafirstein
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Image-based treatment planning can be used to compute the delivered light dose during interstitial photodynamic therapy (I-PDT) of locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (LA-HNSCC). The objectives of this work were to evaluate the use of surface fiducial markers and flexible adhesive grids in guiding interstitial placement of laser fibers, and to quantify the impact of discrepancies in fiber location on the expected light dose volume histograms (DVHs)...
February 10, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184253/concordance-between-the-tirads-ultrasound-criteria-and-the-bethesda-cytology-criteria-on-the-nontoxic-thyroid-nodule
#20
Hernando Vargas-Uricoechea, Ivonne Meza-Cabrera, Jorge Herrera-Chaparro
BACKGROUND: Thyroid nodule is a common disorder of the thyroid. Despite their benign nature, they can be associated with multiple pathologic conditions, including thyroid cancer. METHODS: This cross-sectional study determined the concordance of Ultrasound (TIRADS criteria) and Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy (FNA-BETHESDA system) in the assessment of the nontoxic thyroid nodule. A total of 180 subjects 18 years old or older underwent the two diagnostic tests and their results were compared using kappa index...
2017: Thyroid Research
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