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Oropharyngeal cancer

Nir Hirshoren, Olivia Ruskin, Tsien Fua, Stephen Kleid, Matthew Magarey, Benjamin Dixon
BACKGROUND: Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) is now a well-validated technique for resection of head and neck cancers. Benefits include reduced patient morbidity, swallowing preservation and rationalization of adjuvant therapies. METHODS: This was a single-centre, retrospective review of 35 patients who underwent TORS of oro-, retro- and parapharyngeal tumours between March 2014 and August 2015. Outcome measures included resection margins, swallowing function and impact on post-operative radiotherapy...
October 21, 2016: ANZ Journal of Surgery
P Varela-Centelles, J L López-Cedrún, J Fernández-Sanromán, J M Seoane-Romero, N Santos de Melo, P Álvarez-Nóvoa, I Gómez, J Seoane
The aim of this study was to identify key points and time intervals in the patient pathway to the diagnosis of oral cancer, from the detection of a bodily change to the start of treatment. A systematic search of three databases was performed by two researchers independently. Articles reporting original data on patients with symptomatic primary oral or oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma that was pathologically confirmed were included. These articles had to include an outcome variable of 'diagnostic delay', 'time interval', or 'waiting time to diagnosis', or report time intervals from first symptom to treatment...
October 14, 2016: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Lan He, Priscilla T Y Law, Siaw Shi Boon, Chuqing Zhang, Wendy C S Ho, Lawrence Banks, C K Wong, Juliana C N Chan, Paul K S Chan
Epidemiological evidence supports that infection with high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV) can interact with host and environmental risk factors to contribute to the development of cervical, oropharyngeal, and other anogenital cancers. In this study, we established a mouse epithelial cancer cell line, designated as Chinese University Papillomavirus-1 (CUP-1), from C57BL/KsJ mice through persistent expression of HPV-16 E7 oncogene. After continuous culturing of up to 200 days with over 60 passages, we showed that CUP-1 became an immortalized and transformed epithelial cell line with continuous E7 expression and persistent reduction of retinoblastoma protein (a known target of E7)...
2016: PloS One
Corina Lesseur, Brenda Diergaarde, Andrew F Olshan, Victor Wünsch-Filho, Andrew R Ness, Geoffrey Liu, Martin Lacko, José Eluf-Neto, Silvia Franceschi, Pagona Lagiou, Gary J Macfarlane, Lorenzo Richiardi, Stefania Boccia, Jerry Polesel, Kristina Kjaerheim, David Zaridze, Mattias Johansson, Ana M Menezes, Maria Paula Curado, Max Robinson, Wolfgang Ahrens, Cristina Canova, Ariana Znaor, Xavier Castellsagué, David I Conway, Ivana Holcátová, Dana Mates, Marta Vilensky, Claire M Healy, Neonila Szeszenia-Dąbrowska, Eleonóra Fabiánová, Jolanta Lissowska, Jennifer R Grandis, Mark C Weissler, Eloiza H Tajara, Fabio D Nunes, Marcos B de Carvalho, Steve Thomas, Rayjean J Hung, Wilbert H M Peters, Rolando Herrero, Gabriella Cadoni, H Bas Bueno-de-Mesquita, Annika Steffen, Antonio Agudo, Oxana Shangina, Xiangjun Xiao, Valérie Gaborieau, Amélie Chabrier, Devasena Anantharaman, Paolo Boffetta, Christopher I Amos, James D McKay, Paul Brennan
We conducted a genome-wide association study of oral cavity and pharyngeal cancer in 6,034 cases and 6,585 controls from Europe, North America and South America. We detected eight significantly associated loci (P < 5 × 10(-8)), seven of which are new for these cancer sites. Oral and pharyngeal cancers combined were associated with loci at 6p21.32 (rs3828805, HLA-DQB1), 10q26.13 (rs201982221, LHPP) and 11p15.4 (rs1453414, OR52N2-TRIM5). Oral cancer was associated with two new regions, 2p23.3 (rs6547741, GPN1) and 9q34...
October 17, 2016: Nature Genetics
Gaber Plavc, Jasna But-Hadžić, Aleksandar Aničin, Boštjan Lanišnik, Vojislav Didanović, Primož Strojan
OBJECTIVES: To assess the incidence and to review experience with the treatment of mucosal melanoma of the head and neck (MMHN) in Slovenia between 1985 and 2013. METHODS: The National Cancer Registry database and clinical records with outcome data of identified patients treated during the period 1985-2013 in Slovenia were reviewed. RESULTS: In a 29-year period, 61 patients with MMHN were identified, representing 0.5 % of all head and neck malignant tumors and 42 % of all mucosal melanomas in Slovenia...
October 14, 2016: Radiation Oncology
Zain A Husain, Tiange Chen, Christopher D Corso, Zoheng Wang, Henry Park, Benjamin Judson, Wendell Yarbrough, Hari Deshpande, Saral Mehra, Phoebe Kuo, Roy H Decker, Barbara A Burtness
Importance: The current American Joint Committee on Cancer/Union for International Cancer Control (AJCC/UICC) staging system, developed for human papillomavirus (HPV)-unrelated disease, discriminates poorly when applied to HPV-related oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer (OPSCC), leading to calls for a new staging system. Objective: To compare the prognostic ability of the AJCC/UICC seventh edition staging system; a recently proposed system, the International Collaboration on Oropharyngeal Cancer Network for Staging (ICON-S); and a novel objectively derived system for HPV-related OPSCC using a national database of patients primarily treated with either radiation or surgery...
October 13, 2016: JAMA Oncology
P Morbini, M Benazzo
Human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx is a well-defined entity mostly affecting young to middle-aged male non-smokers. It is generally associated with a favourable outcome, and for this reason a less intensive therapeutic approach has been proposed for this subset of patients. The incidence of HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancers is rapidly increasing in most Western countries, but detailed epidemiological data are not available for the Italian population. Furthermore, among other head and neck regions, a smaller proportion of oral high-grade dysplasia and cancers seems to depend on HPV infection, whereas its role in laryngeal cancer is recognised as less relevant...
August 2016: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
Nicholas Beech, Sandro Porceddu, Martin D Batstone
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the connection between preradiotherapy dental extractions and self-reported health-related QoL. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective data on patients treated with radiotherapy for oropharyngeal cancer were pooled with the results of a cross-sectional survey. RESULTS: Greater than eight preradiotherapy dental extractions, p16 negative status, female gender, and positive smoking status were associated with statistically significant reduced QoL...
August 6, 2016: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
Minh Tam Truong, Qiang Zhang, David I Rosenthal, Marcie List, Rita Axelrod, Eric Sherman, Randal Weber, Phuc Felix Nguyen-Tân, Adel El-Naggar, André Konski, James Galvin, David Schwartz, Andy Trotti, Craig Silverman, Anurag Singh, Karen Godette, James A Bonner, Christopher U Jones, Adam S Garden, George Shenouda, Chance Matthiesen, Quynh-Thu Le, Deborah Bruner
PURPOSE: To analyze the quality of life (QOL) and performance status (PS) (secondary outcome) in patients with stage III to IV head and neck cancer (HNC) enrolled on a prospective randomized phase 3 trial comparing radiation-cisplatin without cetuximab (CIS) or with cetuximab (CET/CIS). The QOL hypothesis proposed a between-arm difference in Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Head and Neck (FACT-HN) total score of ≥10% of the instrument range from baseline to 1 year. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Patients who gave consent to the QOL/PS study completed the FACT-HN, Performance Status Scale for HNC (PSS-HN), and EuroQol (EQ-5D) at baseline through to 5 years...
August 12, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Canhua Xiao, Qiang Zhang, Phuc Felix Nguyen-Tân, Marcie List, Randal S Weber, K Kian Ang, David Rosenthal, Edith J Filion, Harold Kim, Craig Silverman, Adam Raben, Thomas Galloway, Andre Fortin, Elizabeth Gore, Eric Winquist, Christopher U Jones, William Robinson, David Raben, Quynh-Thu Le, Deborah Bruner
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE(S): To analyze quality of life (QOL) and performance status (PS) for head and neck cancer (HNC) patients treated on NRG Oncology RTOG 0129 by treatment (secondary outcome) and p16 status, and to examine the association between QOL/PS and survival. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Eligible patients were randomized into either an accelerated-fractionation arm or a standard-fractionation arm, and completed the Performance Status Scale for the Head and Neck (PSS-HN), the Head and Neck Radiotherapy Questionnaire (HNRQ), and the Spitzer Quality of Life Index (SQLI) at 8 time points from before treatment to 5 years after treatment...
July 25, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Eileen M Burd, Christina L Dean
Individuals with inherited immunodeficiencies, autoimmune disorders, organ or bone marrow transplantation, or infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are at increased risk of infection with both low-risk and high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) types. Chronic immunosuppression provides an environment for persistent HPV infection which carries a higher risk of malignant transformation. Screening guidelines have been developed or advocated for processes that have detectable premalignant lesions, such as anal cancer or cervical cancer...
August 2016: Microbiology Spectrum
Yao Yu, Marc Mabray, William Silveira, Peter Y Shen, William R Ryan, Alina Uzelac, Sue S Yom
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to test if diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) identified persistent neck disease after chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for oropharyngeal cancer earlier and as accurately as subsequent positron emission tomography (PET)/CT. METHODS: We performed a review of patients with oropharyngeal cancer treated with definitive CRT who underwent DWI and PET/CT at a median of 8 and 14 weeks posttreatment. Imaging characteristics were correlated with pathologically proven neck failure...
October 11, 2016: Head & Neck
Jinhyuk Choi, Chungyeul Kim, Hye Seung Lee, Yoo Jin Choi, Ha Yeon Kim, Jinhwan Lee, Hyeyoon Chang, Aeree Kim
Background: Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a well-established oncogenic virus of cervical, anogenital, and oropharyngeal cancer. Various subtypes of HPV have been detected in 0% to 60% of breast cancers. The roles of HPV in the carcinogenesis of breast cancer remain controversial. This study was performed to determine the prevalence of HPV-positive breast cancer in Korean patients and to evaluate the possibility of carcinogenic effect of HPV on breast. Materials and Methods: Meta-analysis was performed in 22 case-control studies for HPV infection in breast cancer...
October 10, 2016: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
M Roskies, E Kay-Rivest, M A Mascarella, K Sultanem, A Mlynarek, M Hier
BACKGROUND: A commonly employed treatment for advanced staged oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) is concurrent radiation and chemotherapy with cisplatin as the gold standard. Carboplatin is reported to have the same radiopotentiation properties and a superior side effect profile; however, its use in head and neck cancer has been limited due to the paucity of data and reported hematologic side effects. In this study, we describe our institution's experience with carboplatin, paclitaxel and radiation in the treatment of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma over a 10 year period...
October 10, 2016: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Nosayaba Osazuwa-Peters, Eric Adjei Boakye, Betty Y Chen, Jennifer Clancy, Patrice L Vallot, Jonathan L Su, Geoffrey E Beck, Mark A Varvares
Importance: The incidence of human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) is increasing in the United States and may be underestimated among black individuals. Characterizing the current knowledge level among black individuals is critical to developing interventions to increase awareness. Objective: To describe the sociodemographic correlates of knowledge and risk perception of HPV and HPV-associated OPSCC among a predominantly black population...
October 6, 2016: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Christian Grønhøj Larsen, David H Jensen, Amanda-Louise Fenger Carlander, Katalin Kiss, Luise Andersen, Caroline Holkmann Olsen, Elo Andersen, Emilie Garnæs, Finn Cilius, Lena Specht, Christian von Buchwald
BACKGROUND: No study has combined tumour and clinical covariates for survival to construct an individual risk-profile for overall survival (OS), time to progression (TTP), and survival after progression (SAP) in patients with HPV+ and HPV- oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC). Based on the largest-to-date, unselected, population-based cohort of patients diagnosed with OPSCC, we performed a comprehensive analysis of long-term OS, TTP, and SAP and constructed novel nomograms to evaluate patients' prognoses...
September 29, 2016: Oncotarget
Atsumori Hamahata, Takeshi Beppu, Takao Tokumaru, Takashi Yamaki, Hiroyuki Sakurai
Background For soft palate defects of more than two-thirds, we previously described the bent anterolateral thigh (ALT) method in which the pharyngeal isthmus was reconstructed as a tunnel structure. In this study, we compared the new "tunnel structure" reconstruction in our bent ALT flap method and the traditional "port structure" reconstruction. Methods From April 2010 to March 2015, 25 patients in Saitama Cancer Center (Saitama, Japan) underwent oropharyngeal tumor resection including soft palate resection...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
Stina Syrjänen, Jaana Rautava
HPV-associated head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), more specifically the incidence of oropharyngeal cancer, is dramatically increasing in industrialized countries. According to what has been learned from anogenital vaccination programs, there are reasons to believe that current human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations may be potentially effective also against HNSCC. However, before specific results on HNSCC are available, one must keep in mind that carcinogenesis in the head and neck region may differ from that of the anogenital tract...
2017: Recent Results in Cancer Research
Hisham Mehanna
In this chapter, we discuss de-esclation of treatment for patients with HPV-positive disease. We discuss the rationale for de-escalation (why de-escalate?), patient selection criteria (who to de-esclate?) and what the treatment options for de-esclation are and the studies that are currently being run in those areas (how to de-escalate?). We stress the importance of clinicians NOT changing the management of oropharyngeal cancer patients outside clinical trials, and encourage them to recruit to the ongoing studies...
2017: Recent Results in Cancer Research
Barbara Wollenberg
HNSCC is a heterogeneous group of tumors located in the oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx and larynx. Originally, tobacco and alcohol exposures were the main risk factors for HNSCC. In the last two decades, HPV infections have been identified as a risk factor for HNSCC, especially for oropharyngeal tumors. Whereas the HPV-induced oropharyngeal carcinomas predominantly express the HPV16 related E6 and E7 oncoproteins, the HPV-negative HNSCC are associated with an overexpression of p53. However, if the therapy successes for HPV-negative and HPV-positive HNSCCs are compared, there are significantly higher total survival rates for HPV-positive oropharyngeal tumors compared to HPV-negative tumors...
2017: Recent Results in Cancer Research
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