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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932643/clinical-relevance-of-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-pd-l1-expression-and-correlation-with-hpv-p16-in-head-and-neck-cancer-treated-with-bio-or-chemo-radiotherapy
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Dan Ou, Julien Adam, Ingrid Garberis, Pierre Blanchard, France Nguyen, Antonin Levy, Odile Casiraghi, Philippe Gorphe, Ingrid Breuskin, François Janot, Stephane Temam, Jean-Yves Scoazec, Eric Deutsch, Yungan Tao
To investigate the prognostic value of tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs: CD8+ and FoxP3+), and PD-L1 expression in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) treated with radiotherapy combined with cisplatin (CRT) or cetuximab (BRT). Immunohistochemistry for CD8, FoxP3 was performed on pretreatment tissue samples of 77 HNSCC patients. PD-L1 results were evaluable in 38 patients. Cox regression analysis was used to analyze the correlations of these biomarkers expression with clinicopathological characteristics and treatment outcomes...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932035/epigenetics-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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REVIEW
K N Hema, T Smitha, H S Sheethal, S Angeline Mirnalini
Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is the most common type of oral neoplasm, accounting for over 90% of all oral malignancies and 38% of head and neck tumors. Worldwide, OSCC is the eighth most common human cancer, with more than 500,000 new cases being diagnosed every year with a fairly onerous prognosis, encouraging further research on factors that might modify disease outcome. Genetic and/or environmental risk factors associated with the development of oral cancer have been sufficiently understood (smoking, alcohol, betel, diet, living habits, etc...
May 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920960/long-noncoding-rna-egfr-as1-mediates-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-addiction-and-modulates-treatment-response-in-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Daniel S W Tan, Fui Teen Chong, Hui Sun Leong, Shen Yon Toh, Dawn P Lau, Xue Lin Kwang, Xiaoqian Zhang, Gopinath M Sundaram, Gek San Tan, Mei Mei Chang, Boon Tin Chua, Wan Teck Lim, Eng Huat Tan, Mei Kim Ang, Tony K H Lim, Prabha Sampath, Balram Chowbay, Anders J Skanderup, Ramanuj DasGupta, N Gopalakrishna Iyer
Targeting EGFR is a validated approach in the treatment of squamous-cell cancers (SCCs), although there are no established biomarkers for predicting response. We have identified a synonymous mutation in EGFR, c.2361G>A (encoding p.Gln787Gln), in two patients with head and neck SCC (HNSCC) who were exceptional responders to gefitinib, and we showed in patient-derived cultures that the A/A genotype was associated with greater sensitivity to tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) as compared to the G/A and G/G genotypes...
September 18, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904066/pd-1-status-in-cd8-t-cells-associates-with-survival-and-anti-pd-1-therapeutic-outcomes-in-head-and-neck-cancer
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Benjamin A Kansy, Fernando Concha-Benavente, Raghvendra M Srivastava, Hyun-Bae Jie, Gulidanna Shayan, Yu Lei, Jessica Moskovitz, Jennifer Moy, Jing Li, Sven Brandau, Stephan Lang, Nicole C Schmitt, Gordon J Freeman, William E Gooding, David A Clump, Robert L Ferris
Improved understanding of expression of immune checkpoint receptors (ICR) on tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) may facilitate more effective immunotherapy in head and neck cancer (HNC) patients. A higher frequency of PD-1(+) TIL has been reported in human papillomavirus (HPV)(+) HNC patients, despite the role of PD-1 in T cell exhaustion. This discordance led us to hypothesize that the extent of PD-1 expression more accurately defines T cell function and prognostic impact, since PD-1(high) T cells may be more exhausted than PD-1(low) T cells and may influence clinical outcome and response to anti-PD-1 immunotherapy...
September 13, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903437/meta-analysis-of-micrornas-expression-in-head-and-neck-cancer-uncovering-association-with-outcome-and-mechanisms
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Joshua Lubov, Mariana Maschietto, Iman Ibrahim, Alex Mlynarek, Michael Hier, Luiz Paulo Kowalski, Moulay A Alaoui-Jamali, Sabrina Daniela da Silva
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is often diagnosed at advanced stages, incurring significant high mortality and morbidity. This review explored the risk stratification of miRNAs, and investigated the impact of miRNA networking in HNSCC prognostication. We performed a meta-analysis and a systematic literature search on online databases for papers published prior to December 1, 2016. The list of miRNAs was uploaded to MetacoreTM to construct a protein-protein interaction network, which was used to identify targets of the miRNAs and potential drugs...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903353/direct-inhibition-of-stat-signaling-by-platinum-drugs-contributes-to-their-anti-cancer-activity
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Stanleyson V Hato, Carl G Figdor, Susumu Takahashi, Anja E Pen, Altuna Halilovic, Kalijn F Bol, Angela Vasaturo, Yukie Inoue, Nienke de Haas, Dagmar Verweij, Carla M L Van Herpen, Johannes H Kaanders, Johan H J M van Krieken, Hanneke W M Van Laarhoven, Gerrit K J Hooijer, Cornelis J A Punt, Akira Asai, I Jolanda M de Vries, W Joost Lesterhuis
Platinum-based chemotherapeutics are amongst the most powerful anti-cancer drugs. Although their exact mechanism of action is not well understood, it is thought to be mediated through covalent DNA binding. We investigated the effect of platinum-based chemotherapeutics on signaling through signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) proteins, which are involved in many oncogenic signaling pathways. We performed in vitro experiments in various cancer cell lines, investigating the effects of platinum chemotherapeutics on STAT phosphorylation and nuclear translocation, the expression of STAT-modulating proteins and downstream signaling pathways...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899969/tmem16a-ano1-inhibits-apoptosis-via-down-regulation-of-bim-expression
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Neal R Godse, Nayel I Khan, Zachary A Yochum, Roberto Gomez-Casal, Carolyn Kemp, Daniel J Shiwarski, Raja Seethala, Scott Kulich, Mukund Seshadri, Timothy F Burns, Umamaheswar Duvvuri
PURPOSE: TMEM16A is a calcium-activated chloride channel that is amplified in a variety of cancers, including 30% of head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC), raising the possibility of an anti-apoptotic role in malignant cells. The present study investigated this using a multi-modal, translational investigation. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Combination of 1) in vitro HNSCC cell culture experiments assessing cell viability, apoptotic activation, and protein expression 2) in vivo studies assessing similar outcomes, and 3) molecular and staining analysis of human HNSCC samples...
September 12, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881780/pd-l1-a-novel-prognostic-biomarker-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Tim Müller, Martin Braun, Dimo Dietrich, Seher Aktekin, Simon Höft, Glen Kristiansen, Friederike Göke, Andreas Schröck, Johannes Brägelmann, Stefanie A E Held, Friedrich Bootz, Peter Brossart
BACKGROUND: The PD-1 receptor and its ligands PD-L1 and PD-L2 are known to be significantly involved in T-cell regulation. Recent studies suggest that PD-L1 expression in malignant tumors contributes to an immunosuppressive microenvironment and disruption of antitumoral immune response. Drugs targeting this pathway are already tested in clinical trials against several tumor entities with promising results. However, until now comprehensive data with regard to PD-L1 and PD-L2 expression in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is still lacking...
August 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877725/over-expression-of-bag-1-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinomas-hnscc-is-associated-with-cisplatin-resistance
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Shutong Liu, Bo Ren, Hang Gao, Suchan Liao, Ying-Xian Zhai, Shirong Li, Xue-Jin Su, Ping Jin, David Stroncek, Zhixiang Xu, Qinghua Zeng, Yulin Li
BACKGROUND: In order to improve therapy for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), biomarkers associated with local and/or distant tumor relapses and cancer drug resistance are urgently needed. This study identified a potential biomarker, Bcl-2 associated athanogene-1 (BAG-1), that is implicated in HNSCC insensitive to cisplatin and tumor progression. METHODS: Primary and advanced (relapsed from parental) University of Michigan squamous cell carcinoma cell lines were tested for sensitivity to cisplatin and gene expression profiles were compared between primary (cisplatin sensitive) and the relapsed (cisplatin resistant) cell lines by using Agilent microarrays...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874669/phenotype-driven-precision-oncology-as-a-guide-for-clinical-decisions-one-patient-at-a-time
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Shumei Chia, Joo-Leng Low, Xiaoqian Zhang, Xue-Lin Kwang, Fui-Teen Chong, Ankur Sharma, Denis Bertrand, Shen Yon Toh, Hui-Sun Leong, Matan T Thangavelu, Jacqueline S G Hwang, Kok-Hing Lim, Thakshayeni Skanthakumar, Hiang-Khoon Tan, Yan Su, Siang Hui Choo, Hannes Hentze, Iain B H Tan, Alexander Lezhava, Patrick Tan, Daniel S W Tan, Giridharan Periyasamy, Judice L Y Koh, N Gopalakrishna Iyer, Ramanuj DasGupta
Genomics-driven cancer therapeutics has gained prominence in personalized cancer treatment. However, its utility in indications lacking biomarker-driven treatment strategies remains limited. Here we present a "phenotype-driven precision-oncology" approach, based on the notion that biological response to perturbations, chemical or genetic, in ex vivo patient-individualized models can serve as predictive biomarkers for therapeutic response in the clinic. We generated a library of "screenable" patient-derived primary cultures (PDCs) for head and neck squamous cell carcinomas that reproducibly predicted treatment response in matched patient-derived-xenograft models...
September 5, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872582/reduced-cytokine-release-in-ex-vivo-response-to-cilengitide-and-cetuximab-is-a-marker-for-improved-survival-of-head-and-neck-cancer-patients
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Susan Cedra, Susanne Wiegand, Marlen Kolb, Andreas Dietz, Gunnar Wichmann
Targeting of αVβ3 and αVβ5 integrins by cilengitide may reduce growth of solid tumors including head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Preclinical investigations suggest increased activity of cilengitide in combination with other treatment modalities. The only published trial in HNSCC (ADVANTAGE) investigated cisplatin, 5-fluorouracil, and cetuximab (PFE) without or with once (PFE+CIL1W) or twice weekly cilengitide (PFE+CIL2W) in recurrent/metastatic HNSCC. ADVANTAGE showed good tolerability of the cilengitide arms and even lower adverse events (AEs) compared to PFE but not the benefit in overall survival expected based on preclinical data...
September 5, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852427/seven-cpg-based-prognostic-signature-coupled-with-gene-expression-predicts-survival-of-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Sipeng Shen, Guanrong Wang, Qianwen Shi, Ruyang Zhang, Yang Zhao, Yongyue Wei, Feng Chen, David C Christiani
BACKGROUND: DNA methylation has started a recent revolution in genomics biology by identifying key biomarkers for multiple cancers, including oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), the most common head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. METHODS: A multi-stage screening strategy was used to identify DNA-methylation-based signatures for OSCC prognosis. We used The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) data as training set which were validated in two independent datasets from Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO)...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843726/residual-tumour-hypoxia-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-undergoing-primary-radiochemotherapy-final-results-of-a-prospective-trial-on-repeat-fmiso-pet-imaging
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Steffen Löck, Rosalind Perrin, Annekatrin Seidlitz, Anna Bandurska-Luque, Sebastian Zschaeck, Klaus Zöphel, Mechthild Krause, Jörg Steinbach, Jörg Kotzerke, Daniel Zips, Esther G C Troost, Michael Baumann
BACKGROUND: Hypoxia is a well recognised parameter of tumour resistance to radiotherapy, a number of anticancer drugs and potentially immunotherapy. In a previously published exploration cohort of 25 head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) patients on [(18)F]fluoromisonidazole positron emission tomography (FMISO-PET) we identified residual tumour hypoxia during radiochemotherapy, not before start of treatment, as the driving mechanism of hypoxia-mediated therapy resistance. Several quantitative FMISO-PET parameters were identified as potential prognostic biomarkers...
August 23, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836124/checkpoint-immunotherapy-in-head-and-neck-cancers
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Paul Zolkind, Ravindra Uppaluri
Checkpoint inhibitors have recently gained FDA approval for the treatment of cisplatin-resistant recurrent and metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) by outperforming standard of care chemotherapy and inducing durable responses in a subset of patients. These monoclonal antibodies unleash the patient's own immune system to target cancer cells. HNSCC is a good target for these agents as there is ample evidence of active immunosurveillance in the head and neck and a number of immune evasion mechanisms by which HNSCCs form progressive disease including via the PD-1/PD-L1 axis...
August 23, 2017: Cancer Metastasis Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804596/characterisation-of-tumour-derived-microvesicles-in-cancer-patients-blood-and-correlation-with-clinical-outcome
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Kerstin Menck, Annalen Bleckmann, Astrid Wachter, Bianca Hennies, Lena Ries, Matthias Schulz, Marko Balkenhol, Tobias Pukrop, Bawarjan Schatlo, Ulrike Rost, Dirk Wenzel, Florian Klemm, Claudia Binder
To evaluate whether tumour-derived microvesicles (T-MV), originating from the plasma membrane, represent suitable cancer biomarkers, we isolated MV from peripheral blood samples of cancer patients with locally advanced and/or metastatic solid tumours (n = 330, including 79 head & neck cancers, 74 lung cancers, 41 breast cancers, 28 colorectal cancers and 108 with other cancer forms) and controls (n = 103). Whole MV preparations were characterised using flow cytometry. While MV carrying the tumour-associated proteins MUC1, EGFR and EpCAM were found to be enhanced in a tumour-subtype-specific way in patients' blood, expression of the matrix metalloproteinase inducer EMMPRIN was increased independent of tumour type...
2017: Journal of Extracellular Vesicles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801876/tumor-dna-an-emerging-biomarker-in-head-and-neck-cancer
#16
Joseph A Bellairs, Rifat Hasina, Nishant Agrawal
Head and neck cancer (HNC) includes a diverse range of malignancies arising commonly from mucosal epithelia of the upper aerodigestive tract. Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), the most common form of HNC, develops in the oral cavity, pharynx, and larynx and is associated with tobacco exposure, alcohol abuse, and infection with oncogenic viruses. Despite global advances in cancer care, HNSCC often presents with advanced disease and is associated with poor 5-year survival of ~50%. Genotyping tumor tissue to guide clinical decision-making is becoming commonplace in modern oncology, but in the management of HNSCC, tissue biopsies with cytopathology or histopathology remain the mainstay for diagnosis...
August 12, 2017: Cancer Metastasis Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799592/rapid-determination-of-the-tumour-stroma-ratio-in-squamous-cell-carcinomas-with-desorption-electrospray-ionization-mass-spectrometry-desi-ms-a-proof-of-concept-demonstration
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Michael Woolman, Alessandra Tata, Delaram Dara, Jalna Meens, Elisa D'Arcangelo, Consuelo J Perez, Shamina Saiyara Prova, Emma Bluemke, Howard J Ginsberg, Demian Ifa, Alison McGuigan, Laurie Ailles, Arash Zarrine-Afsar
Squamous cell carcinomas constitute a major class of head & neck cancers, where the tumour stroma ratio (TSR) carries prognostic information. Patients affected by stroma-rich tumours exhibit a poor prognosis and a higher chance of relapse. As such, there is a need for a technology platform that allows rapid determination of the tumour stroma ratio. In this work, we provide a proof-of-principle demonstration that Desorption Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry (DESI-MS) can be used to determine tumour stroma ratios...
August 11, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775231/prognostic-and-clinicopathological-significance-of-muc-expression-in-head-and-neck-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Hao Lu, Dan Liang, Yun Zhu, Wanlin Xu, Kaihua Zhou, Limin Liu, Shengwen Liu, Wenjun Yang
The prognostic value of mucins expression in patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) remains controversial. To address this, a meta-analysis was performed to systematically evaluate prognostic significance of mucins expression in HNC. Electronic and manual searches were performed and a total of 20 studies including 2046 patients were selected for the final analysis. Increased mucins expression was associated with unfavorable overall survival in HNC patients (HR=1.83, 95% CI: 1.43-2.33, p=0.000). Mucins overexpression was also in correlation with more advanced TNM stage (RR=0...
July 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771191/somatic-host-cell-alterations-in-hpv-carcinogenesis
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REVIEW
Tamara R Litwin, Megan A Clarke, Michael Dean, Nicolas Wentzensen
High-risk human papilloma virus (HPV) infections cause cancers in different organ sites, most commonly cervical and head and neck cancers. While carcinogenesis is initiated by two viral oncoproteins, E6 and E7, increasing evidence shows the importance of specific somatic events in host cells for malignant transformation. HPV-driven cancers share characteristic somatic changes, including apolipoprotein B mRNA editing catalytic polypeptide-like (APOBEC)-driven mutations and genomic instability leading to copy number variations and large chromosomal rearrangements...
August 3, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764926/improving-the-prediction-of-overall-survival-for-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-using-image-biomarkers-in-combination-with-clinical-parameters
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Tian-Tian Zhai, Lisanne V van Dijk, Bao-Tian Huang, Zhi-Xiong Lin, Cássia O Ribeiro, Charlotte L Brouwer, Sjoukje F Oosting, Gyorgy B Halmos, Max J H Witjes, Johannes A Langendijk, Roel J H M Steenbakkers, Nanna M Sijtsema
PURPOSE: To develop and validate prediction models of overall survival (OS) for head and neck cancer (HNC) patients based on image biomarkers (IBMs) of the primary tumor and positive lymph nodes (Ln) in combination with clinical parameters. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study cohort was composed of 289 nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) patients from China and 298 HNC patients from the Netherlands. Multivariable Cox-regression analysis was performed to select clinical parameters from the NPC and HNC datasets, and IBMs from the NPC dataset...
July 29, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
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