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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222762/the-hippo-component-yap-localizes-in-the-nucleus-of-human-papilloma-virus-positive-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Faisal Alzahrani, Leanne Clattenburg, Shanmugam Muruganandan, Martin Bullock, Kaitlyn MacIsaac, Michael Wigerius, Blair A Williams, M Elise R Graham, Matthew H Rigby, Jonathan R B Trites, S Mark Taylor, Christopher J Sinal, James P Fawcett, Robert D Hart
BACKGROUND: HPV infection causes cervical cancer, mediated in part by the degradation of Scribble via the HPV E6 oncoprotein. Recently, Scribble has been shown to be an important regulator of the Hippo signaling cascade. Deregulation of the Hippo pathway induces an abnormal cellular transformation, epithelial to mesenchymal transition, which promotes oncogenic progression. Given the recent rise in oropharyngeal HPV squamous cell carcinoma we sought to determine if Hippo signaling components are implicated in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217020/correlation-of-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-scan-with-smoking-tumor-size-stage-and-differentiation-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients
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Jordan L Pleitz, Partha Sinha, Emily V Dressler, Rony K Aouad
The goal of this study was to identify associations between positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) in patients presenting with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) with tumor site, size, histologic differentiation, smoking, and diabetes. Charts of patients with oropharyngeal and laryngeal SCC who underwent (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose PET/CT scans were reviewed between May 2007 and August 2013. Statistical analyses included modeling log-transformed SUVmax values by tumor site, size, histologic differentiation, smoking status, and diabetes using unadjusted linear regressions...
January 2017: World Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204979/one-year-swallowing-outcomes-in-patients-treated-with-prophylactic-gabapentin-during-radiation-based-treatment-for-oropharyngeal-cancer
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Heather M Starmer, WuYang Yang, Christine G Gourin, Rachit Kumar, Bronwyn Jones, Todd McNutt, Sierra Cheng, Harry Quon
Recent investigations by our study team have demonstrated patients using gabapentin for pain management during chemoradiotherapy (CRT) do well maintaining swallowing during treatment with less need for narcotic pain medication, PEG dependence, weight loss, and short-term swallowing morbidity. The purpose of this investigation was to characterize the long-term swallowing function of these patients 1-year following treatment. Sequential patients receiving CRT for oropharyngeal cancer and concurrent gabapentin were evaluated 1-year following treatment for swallowing outcomes...
February 15, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204968/a-5%C3%A2-year-update-of-patients-with-hpv-positive-versus-negative-oropharyngeal-cancer-after-radiochemotherapy-in-austria
#4
Claudia Lill, Barbara Bachtiary, Edgar Selzer, Martina Mittlboeck, Dietmar Thurnher
BACKGROUND: After publishing promising results for the treatment of patients with human papilloma virus (HPV) positive oropharyngeal cancer with radiochemotherapy regarding 2‑year survival, we present an update of the disease-specific and disease-free survival after 5 years. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 29 patients of which 18 were HPV negative and 11 HPV positive with squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx received radiation therapy with or without chemotherapy (cisplatin) or immunotherapy (cetuximab) between 2007 and 2009...
February 15, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202228/cross-institutional-knowledge-based-planning-kbp-implementation-and-its-performance-comparison-to-auto-planning-engine-ape
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Binbin Wu, Martijn Kusters, Martina Kunze-Busch, Tim Dijkema, Todd McNutt, Giuseppe Sanguineti, Karl Bzdusek, Anatoly Dritschilo, Dalong Pang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To investigate (1) whether a plan library established at one institution can be applied for another institution's knowledge-based planning (KBP); (2) the performance of cross-institutional KBP compared to Auto-Planning Engine (APE). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Radboud University Medical Center (RUMC) provided 35 oropharyngeal cancer patients (68Gy to PTV(68) and 50.3Gy to PTV(50.3)) with clinically-delivered and comparative APE plans. The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) contributed a three-dose-level plan library consisting of 179 clinically-delivered plans...
February 12, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196964/fancd2-binds-human-papillomavirus-genomes-and-associates-with-a-distinct-set-of-dna-repair-proteins-to-regulate-viral-replication
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Chelsey C Spriggs, Laimonis A Laimins
The life cycle of human papillomavirus (HPV) is dependent on the differentiation state of its host cell. HPV genomes are maintained as low-copy episomes in basal epithelial cells and amplified to thousands of copies per cell in differentiated layers. Replication of high-risk HPVs requires the activation of the ataxia telangiectasia-mutated (ATM) and ATM and Rad3-related (ATR) DNA repair pathways. The Fanconi anemia (FA) pathway is a part of the DNA damage response and mediates cross talk between the ATM and ATR pathways...
February 14, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195905/value-of-intratumoral-metabolic-heterogeneity-and-quantitative-18f-fdg-pet-ct-parameters-to-predict-prognosis-in-patients-with-hpv-positive-primary-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#7
Esther Mena, Mehdi Taghipour, Sara Sheikhbahaei, Abhinav K Jha, Arman Rahmim, Lilja Solnes, Rathan M Subramaniam
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of intratumoral metabolic heterogeneity and quantitative FDG PET/CT imaging parameters for predicting patient outcomes in primary oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer (OPSCC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively investigated 105 patients with HPV-positive OPSCC. SUVmax and metabolic tumor volume (MTV) were measured for the primary tumors and when available for the metastatic sites. Primary tumor intratumoral metabolic heterogeneity was calculated as the area under a cumulative SUV volume histograms curve (AUC-CSH)...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195818/notch1-overexpression-correlates-to-improved-survival-in-cancer-of-the-oropharynx
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Azeem S Kaka, Nicholas B Nowacki, Bhavna Kumar, Songzhu Zhao, Matthew O Old, Amit Agrawal, Enver Ozer, Ricardo L Carrau, David E Schuller, Pawan Kumar, Theodoros N Teknos
Objectives The Notch1 signaling pathway has recently been shown to be highly dysregulated in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, but the value of Notch1 as a predictive biomarker is yet to be elucidated in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC). The objective of this study is to evaluate Notch1 expression in surgical OPSCC specimens and determine clinicopathologic correlates. Study Design Case series with planned data collection. Setting Tertiary academic medical center. Subjects and Methods Surgical specimens from 181 patients with OPSCC were collected to create a tissue microarray (TMA)...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195638/significant-changes-in-sexual-behavior-after-a-diagnosis-of-human-papillomavirus-positive-and-human-papillomavirus-negative-oral-cancer
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Miren Taberna, Ronald C Inglehart, Robert K L Pickard, Carole Fakhry, Amit Agrawal, Mira L Katz, Maura L Gillison
BACKGROUND: Sexual behavior and oral human papillomavirus (HPV) infection are risk factors for oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). The effects of OSCC diagnosis and treatment on subsequent relationship stress and sexual behavior are unknown. METHODS: Incident cases of HPV-positive or HPV-negative OSCC in patients who had a partnered relationship and partners of patients with oropharyngeal cancer were eligible for a study in which surveys were administered at diagnosis and at the 6-month follow-up time point to assess relationship distress, HPV transmission and concerns about health consequences, and sexual behavior...
February 14, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195022/impact-of-county-level-socioeconomic-status-on-oropharyngeal-cancer-survival-in-the-united-states
#10
Uchechukwu C Megwalu
Objective To evaluate the impact of county-level socioeconomic status on survival in patients with oropharyngeal cancer in the United States. Study Design Retrospective cohort study via a large population-based cancer database. Methods Data were extracted from the SEER 18 database (Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results) of the National Cancer Institute. The study cohort included 18,791 patients diagnosed with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma between 2004 and 2012. Results Patients residing in counties with a low socioeconomic status index had worse overall survival (56...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193254/developing-a-new-diagnostic-algorithm-for-human-papilloma-virus-associated-oropharyngeal-carcinoma-an-investigation-of-hpv-dna-assays
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Natasha Cohen, Michael Gupta, Lilian Doerwald-Munoz, Dan Jang, James Edward Massey Young, Stuart Archibald, Bernard Jackson, Jenny Lee, Max Chernesky
BACKGROUND: Human papilloma virus (HPV) has been implicated in the development of a large proportion of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC). Current techniques used to diagnose HPV etiology require histopathologic analysis. We aim to investigate the diagnostic accuracy of a new application non-histopathologic diagnostic tests to help assist diagnosis of HPV-related oropharyngeal tumors. METHODS: Patients with OPSCC with nodal metastasis were consecutively recruited from a multidisciplinary cancer clinic...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191672/presence-of-cutaneous-human-papillomavirus-dna-in-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-scalp-a-case-series
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M La Placa, S Venturoli, D Barbieri, M Nocera, A Patrizi, M P Landini, P A Fanti, E Dika
Various hypotheses have been put forward on the pathogenesis of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), including chronic sun damage and exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR), chemicals, smoking, immunosuppressive medications and human papillomavirus (HPV)(1) . It is well known that alpha (mucosal) HPV types, in particular HPV-16 and HPV-18, are etiologically correlated to cervical cancer and other types of anogenital carcinoma and oropharyngeal papillomatosis(1) . On the contrary, the pathogenesis of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) outside the mucosae remains obscure, and the link with HPVs has been demonstrated only in the epidermodysplasia verruciformis context(2-3) ...
February 13, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
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/28187443/analysis-of-the-cancer-genome-atlas-sequencing-data-reveals-novel-properties-of-the-human-papillomavirus-16-genome-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Tara J Nulton, Amy L Olex, Mikhail Dozmorov, Iain M Morgan, Brad Windle
Human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA is detected in up to 80% of oropharyngeal carcinomas (OPC) and this HPV positive disease has reached epidemic proportions. To increase our understanding of the disease, we investigated the status of the HPV16 genome in HPV-positive head and neck cancers (HNC). Raw RNA-Seq and Whole Genome Sequence data from The Cancer Genome Atlas HNC samples were analyzed to gain a full understanding of the HPV genome status for these tumors. Several remarkable and novel observations were made following this analysis...
February 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186650/p16-and-p53-in-hpv-positive-versus-hpv-negative-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-oscc-do-pathways-differ
#16
Vineeta Singh, Nuzhat Husain, Naseem Akhtar, M Y Khan, Abhinav A Sonkar, Vijay Kumar
BACKGROUND: p16 overexpression and wild-type p53 expression is associated with human papilloma virus (HPV) in cervical and oropharyngeal cancer. Role of HPV-related carcinogenesis in the etiology of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is still vague in Indian population. We aimed to explore the expression pattern of p16 and p53 in HPV positive and HPV negative OSCC to elicit differences, if any. Further their effect on survival of patients was studied. METHODS: Thirty-one consecutive HPV positive as well as 31 age and sex matched HPV negative OSCC cases from a case series of 369 histologically diagnosed cases of OSCC were included in this study...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179339/racial-disparities-in-oropharyngeal-cancer-stage-at-diagnosis
#17
Uchechukwu C Megwalu, Yifei Ma
AIM: To evaluate the impact of race on disease stage at diagnosis in patients with oropharyngeal cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The cohort included 18,791 adult patients diagnosed with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma between 2004 and 2012, from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results 18 Database. RESULTS: After adjusting for age, sex, marital status, tumor site, and year of diagnosis, black race was associated with increased risk of presenting with Stage III or IV disease (OR 1...
2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179323/impact-of-different-treatment-concepts-on-regional-failure-in-advanced-oropharyngeal-cancer
#18
Stephan Hoch, Katharina Thelen, Hilke Vorwerk, Christoph Netzer, Thomas Wilhelm, Thomas Günzel, Afshin Teymoortash
BACKGROUND: The management of patients with advanced oropharyngeal cancer is complex and mostly requires a multidisciplinary treatment approach. In general, organ preservation by primary concurrent radiochemotherapy (RCT), or surgery completed by adjuvant radiotherapy are established treatment strategies for these patients. However, it is unclear if primary treatment has an effect on regional tumor control. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the regional control after different treatment concepts...
2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179315/validation-of-human-papillomavirus-as-a-favourable-prognostic-marker-and-analysis-of-cd8-tumour-infiltrating-lymphocytes-and-other-biomarkers-in-cancer-of-unknown-primary-in-the-head-and-neck-region
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Lars Sivars, David Landin, Nathalie Grün, Andrea Vlastos, Linda Marklund, Sushma Nordemar, Torbjörn Ramqvist, Eva Munck-Wikland, Anders Näsman, Tina Dalianis
BACKGROUND: Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a favourable prognostic factor in oropharyngeal cancer. Moreover, we and others reported that HPV-positive cancer of unknown primary in the head and neck region (HNCUP) has better outcome than HPV-negative HNCUP. However, not all studies concord. Here, our previous finding was investigated in a new cohort and additional biomarkers were analyzed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 19 HNCUPs diagnosed 2008-2013 were analyzed for HPV DNA by polymerase chain reaction assay (PCR) and p16 by immunohistochemistry (IHC)...
2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169209/place-of-death-for-hospice-cared-terminal-patients-with-cancer-a-nationwide-retrospective-study-in-taiwan
#20
Heng-Yi Lin, Shih-Chao Kang, Yu-Chun Cheng, Yin-Chieh Chang, Wei-Shu Wang, Su-Shun Lo
BACKGROUND: Hospice care has been part of the Taiwan health-care system for 20 years. Detailed information on the place of death for terminal cancer patients is lacking. Impending death discharge (IDD) is unique in Taiwan, and our study aims to compare IDD with in-hospice death among terminal cancer patients under hospice care. METHODS: This retrospective study used claims data of decedents of cancer from the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan from 2007 to 2010...
February 3, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
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