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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745907/role-of-fdg-pet-ct-scan-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients
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Mehrdad Bakhshayesh Karam, Abtin Doroudinia, Ali Safavi Nainee, Fatemeh Kaghazchi, Abbas Yousefi Koma, Payam Mehrian, Farahnaz Agha Hossein
INTRODUCTION: PET/CT scan has an emerging role in head and neck oncology with a few well-established indications, including: detection of unknown primary tumor site, tumor staging, radiotherapy planning, treatment response assessment and detection of recurrent disease. The purpose of this study is reporting PET/CT findings in head and neck cancer patients to emphasize its role in head and neck oncology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a retrospective study, we reviewed our PET/CT database and found 94 patients with primary head and neck cancer...
July 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688700/a-phase-i-study-of-cabazitaxel-in-combination-with-platinum-and-5-fluorouracil-pf-in-locally-advanced-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-head-and-neck-la-scchn
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Nadia Camille, John Rozehnal, Elizabeth Roy, Dariusz Uczkowski, Ashely Olson, Eric Genden, Marita Teng, Richard Bakst, Vishal Gupta, Marshall Posner, Krzysztof Misiukiewicz
BACKGROUND: There is a clinical need to improve outcomes for patients with locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (LA-SCCHN), especially in Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) negative and HPV positive subtypes with a significant history of tobacco use. In animal models bearing SCCHN, Cabazitaxel showed an excellent response rate compared to docetaxel and might prove useful in treatment of patients. The primary objective of this study was to determine the dose-limiting toxicity (DLT) and maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of cabazitaxel when combined with cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil (PF) in induction chemotherapy (IC) for patients with SCCHN...
August 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688677/long-term-survival-of-a-randomized-phase-iii-trial-of-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-receiving-concurrent-chemoradiation-therapy-with-or-without-low-level-laser-therapy-lllt-to-prevent-oral-mucositis
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Héliton S Antunes, Daniel Herchenhorn, Isabele A Small, Carlos M M Araújo, Celia Maria Pais Viégas, Gabriela de Assis Ramos, Fernando L Dias, Carlos G Ferreira
BACKGROUND: The impact of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) to prevent oral mucositis in patients treated with exclusive chemoradiation therapy remains unknown. This study evaluated the overall, disease-free and progression-free survival of these patients. METHODS: Overall, disease-free and progression-free survival of 94 patients diagnosed with oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypopharynx cancer, who participated on a phase III study, was evaluated from 2007 to 2015. The patients were subjected to conventional radiotherapy plus cisplatin every 3weeks...
August 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661452/synthesis-and-in-vitro-anticancer-activity-of-novel-dehydroabietic-acid-based-acylhydrazones
#4
Fang-Yao Li, Xiu Wang, Wen-Gui Duan, Gui-Shan Lin
In order to develop novel chemotherapeutic agents with potent anticancer activities, a series of dehydroabietic acid (DHA) derivatives bearing an acylhydrazone moiety were designed and synthesized by the condensation between dehydroabietic acylhydrazide (3) and a variety of substituted arylaldehydes. The inhibitory activities of these compounds against CNE-2 (nasopharynx), HepG2 (liver), HeLa (epithelial cervical), and BEL-7402 (liver) human carcinoma cell lines were evaluated by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl tetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay in vitro...
June 29, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648870/tlr7-and-tlr8-agonist-resiquimod-r848-differently-regulates-mif-expression-in-cells-and-organs
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Yao Mawulikplimi Adzavon, Pengxiang Zhao, Baobei Lv, Mengyu Liu, Xin Zhang, Fei Xie, Linqi Yang, Lei Shang, Mingzi Zhang, Qinjian Li, Xuemei Ma
Since its first description in 1966, macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) was found to play a critical role in inflammatory and immune responses as well as in disease pathogenesis especially in tumor pathogenesis and cancer progression. MIF is expressed in different cell types and is associated with many disease severity and tumor pathogenesis. Here, we investigated the influence of TLR7 and TLR8 agonist resiquimod (R848), an immune response inducer used as a prophylactic agent for several infectious diseases as well as anticancer agents and vaccine adjuvant on MIF expression in cells and organs...
June 22, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616006/the-burden-of-chronic-pain-after-major-head-and-neck-tumor-therapy
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Abdullah Sulieman Terkawi, Siny Tsang, Anwar S Alshehri, Dhaifallah S Mulafikh, Abdulrahman A Alghulikah, Saleh F AlDhahri
INTRODUCTION: Little is known about the burden of chronic pain after major head and neck tumors' therapy. In this study, we aimed to estimate the prevalence of chronic pain, explore the factors associated with the presence of chronic pain, and assess the consequences of chronic pain on the patients' quality of life. METHODOLOGY: This was a cross-sectional survey among patients who had completed their therapy (e.g., surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy) for major head and neck (larynx, nasopharynx, oropharynx, hypopharynx, oral cavity, tongue, and sinuses) tumors after at least 3 months...
May 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559027/small-cell-carcinoma-of-the-head-and-neck-an-analysis-of-the-national-cancer-database
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Kelli B Pointer, Huaising C Ko, Jeffrey V Brower, Matthew E Witek, Randall J Kimple, Ricardo V Lloyd, Paul M Harari, Andrew M Baschnagel
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE(S): To evaluate treatment trends and overall survival of patients with small cell carcinoma of the head and neck region. MATERIALS/METHODS: Patients from 2004 to 2012 were identified from the National Cancer Database. Patient demographics and overall survival were analyzed. Multivariable analysis was used to identify predictors of survival. RESULTS: Among 347,252 head and neck patients a total of 1042 (0.3%) patients with small cell carcinoma were identified...
June 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558725/benefits-of-local-tumor-excision-and-pharyngectomy-on-the-survival-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-patients-a-retrospective-observational-study-based-on-seer-database
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Jian Sun, Zhongying Huang, Zheyu Hu, Rui Sun
BACKGROUND: There is ongoing debate about surgery of primary site in nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients. METHODS: 3919 patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma identified in the SEER registry between 2004 and 2013. The benefit of surgery of primary nasopharynx tumor site on overall and cancer-specific survival was assessed by risk-adjusted multivariate Cox proportional hazard regression and propensity score matching modeling. RESULTS: Surgery was marginally associated with better overall survival (hazard ratio (HR) = 0...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543437/the-adenoid-its-history-and-a-cautionary-tale
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REVIEW
Robert J Ruben
The existence of the adenoid first appears to have been noted by Conrad Victor Schneider in 1661. James Yearsley reported in 1842 one case in which he improved hearing by removal of a mucus membrane from behind the uvula, which indicates some appreciation of a relationship of the nasopharynx to ear disease. Hans Wilhelm Meyer, in 1868, was the first to demonstrate the relationship of the adenoid to ear disease and to develop an effective, although somewhat difficult, surgical operation to remove the adenoid...
June 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533478/real-time-near-infrared-raman-spectroscopy-for-the-diagnosis-of-nasopharyngeal-cancer
#10
Lim Chwee Ming, Nagaraja Rao Gangodu, Thomas Loh, Wei Zheng, Jianfeng Wang, Kan Lin, Huang Zhiwei
Near-infrared (NIR) Raman spectroscopy has been investigated as a tool to differentiate nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) from normal nasopharyngeal tissue in an ex-vivo setting. Recently, we have miniaturized the fiber-optic Raman probe to investigate its utility in real time in-vivo surveillance of NPC patients. A posterior probability model using partial linear square (PLS) mathematical technique was constructed to verify the sensitivity and specificity of Raman spectroscopy in diagnosing NPC from post-irradiated and normal tissue using a diagnostic algorithm from three significant latent variables...
July 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516960/clinicopathologic-idiosyncrasies-of-nasopharyngeal-cancer-in-a-moderate-risk-mediterranean-region
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K Kourelis, T Stergiou, A Papadas, T Kourelis, E Petta, T Papadas
Cancer of the nasopharynx displays an unparalleled skewness of its epidemiologic, pathogenic and clinico-prognostic characteristics depending on the geographic location. Between the endemic and sporadic forms, which occur in Southeastern Asia and Northern America, respectively, intermediate incidence is noted around the Mediterranean. This study describes the patterns of the disease affecting the population of Western Greece. The records of 70 patients with nasopharyngeal cancer diagnosed in a single institution between 1994-2014 were retrospectively reviewed...
June 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484539/sinonasal-teratocarcinosarcoma-involving-nasal-cavity-nasopharynx-and-all-paranasal-sinuses-with-bilateral-orbital-and-intracranial-extension-a-rare-case-report
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Dhruba Jyoti Kurmi, Radhey Shyam Mittal, Achal Sharma, Ashok Gandhi, Shashi Singhvi
Sinonasal teratocarcinosarcoma (SNTCS) is one of the rarest, aggressive malignant neoplasms of sinonasal tract, consisting of primitive neuroepithelial elements with various malignant epithelial and mesenchymal components. Previously described as teratoid carcinosarcoma, malignant teratoma, or blastoma, SNTCS constitutes less than 1% of all cancers and approximately 3% of all malignancies of head and neck region, which is mainly located in the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses, although tumors occurring in other locations including the nasopharynx and oral cavity have been described...
April 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455969/bmp2-promotes-proliferation-and-invasion-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-cells-via-mtorc1-pathway
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Meng-He Wang, Xiao-Min Zhou, Mei-Yin Zhang, Lu Shi, Ruo-Wen Xiao, Li-Si Zeng, Xian-Zi Yang, X F Steven Zheng, Hui-Yun Wang, Shi-Juan Mai
Bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP2) is a secreted protein that highly expressed in a variety of cancers and contributes to cell proliferation, migration, invasiveness, mobility, metastasis and EMT. However, its clinical significance and biological function in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) remain unknown up to now. Up-regulation of BMP2 was first observed in NPC cell lines by a genome-wide transcriptome analysis in our previous study. In this study, BMP2 mRNA was detected by qRT-PCR and data showed that it was upregulated in NPC compared with non-cancerous nasopharynx samples...
April 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444831/analysis-of-modulation-factor-to-shorten-the-delivery-time-in-helical-tomotherapy
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Hidetoshi Shimizu, Koji Sasaki, Hiroyuki Tachibana, Natsuo Tomita, Chiyoko Makita, Kuniyasu Nakashima, Kazushi Yokoi, Takashi Kubota, Manabu Yoshimoto, Tohru Iwata, Takeshi Kodaira
A low modulation factor (MF) maintaining a good dose distribution contributes to the shortening of the delivery time and efficiency of the treatment plan in helical tomotherapy. The purpose of this study was to reduce the delivery time using initial values and the upper limit values of MF. First, patients with head and neck cancer (293 cases) or prostate cancer (181 cases) treated between June 2011 and July 2015 were included in the analysis of MF values. The initial MF value (MFinitial ) was defined as the average MFactual value, and the upper limit of the MF value (MFUL ) was defined according the following equation: MFUL = 2 × standard deviation of MFactual value + the average MFactual Next, a treatment plan was designed for patients with head and neck cancer (62 cases) and prostate cancer (13 cases) treated between December 2015 and June 2016...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438289/impact-of-fraction-size-on-locally-advanced-oropharyngeal-and-nasopharyngeal-cancers-treated-with-chemoradiation
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Michael T Spiotto, Matthew Koshy
OBJECTIVES: Although chemoradiation regimens have used various fraction sizes, it remains unclear how differences in fraction size impact outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using the National Cancer Database, we identified patients with nasopharynx or oropharynx cancers treated between 2004 and 2012 with chemoradiation using fraction sizes of 1.8Gy (n=1612), 2Gy (n=8092) or 2.12Gy (n=1660). Comparisons between fraction sizes were made in the entire cohort and in a propensity matched cohort...
May 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418897/treatment-for-retropharyngeal-metastatic-undifferentiated-squamous-cell-carcinoma-from-an-unknown-primary-site-results-of-a-prospective-study-with-irradiation-to-nasopharyngeal-mucosa-plus-bilateral-neck
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Chengrun Du, Hongmei Ying, Youwang Zhang, Yafang Huang, Ruiping Zhai, Chaosu Hu
Background and Objetive: To evaluate treatment outcomes for patients with retropharyngeal metastatic undifferentiated squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) from an unknown primary site. METHODS: From January 2005 to January 2015, patients who presented with enlarged retropharyngeal nodes underwent transoral sonography-guided fine-needle aspiration to confirm histology. Those with metastatic undifferentiated SCC with unknown primary tumors were treated with radical radiotherapy to nasopharyngeal mucosa plus bilateral neck...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413147/branchial-cleft-cyst-an-unusual-site-for-the-cervical-metastasis-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#17
Yu-Chang Liao, Mohamad Adel, Li-Yu Lee, Kai-Ping Chang
OBJECTIVE: Cancers found in the resected branchial cleft cyst are rare clinically but usually impose substantive diagnostic and treatment challenges for clinicians. METHODS: A 31-year-old man presented with a lateral neck mass that was suspected to be an inflammatory branchial cleft cyst. After excision, the pathologic specimen revealed a benign cystic appearance with a focus of undifferentiated carcinoma. Serologic tests for Epstein-Barr virus were negative. A positron emission tomography scan and upper aerodigestive tract endoscopies were negative for any other suspicious lesion...
April 13, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390122/orbital-apex-syndrome-affecting-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-a-case-series
#18
A-C Prado-Ribeiro, A-C Luiz, M-A Montezuma, M-P Mak, A-R Santos-Silva, T-B Brandão
BACKGROUND: Orbital apex syndrome (OAS) is a complex and uncommon disorder that typically damages multiple cranial nerves in association with optic nerve dysfunction. OAS is associated with several different pathologies, however; only a few cases have been reported in association with head and neck cancer (HNC) so far. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A case series of HNC patients diagnosed with OAS is described including clinicopathological data, image findings, and disease outcome...
May 1, 2017: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383207/nimbolide-induces-apoptosis-in-human-nasopharyngeal-cancer-cells
#19
Su-Yu Chien, Ching-Hui Hsu, Chia-Chieh Lin, Yi-Ching Chuang, Yu-Sheng Lo, Yi-Ting Hsi, Ming-Ju Hsieh, Mu-Kuan Chen
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), a tumor arising from epithelial cells that cover the surface and line the nasopharynx, is a rare malignancy worldwide but is prevalent in certain geographical areas, such as Southern Asia (Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, and Southern China) and North Africa. Despite advances in diagnostic techniques and improvements in treatment modalities, the prognosis of NPC remains poor. Therefore, an effective chemotherapy regimen that enhances tumor sensitivity to chemotherapeutics is urgently required...
April 6, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382490/silencing-of-y-box-binding-protein-1-by-rna-interference-inhibits-proliferation-invasion-and-metastasis-and-enhances-sensitivity-to-cisplatin-through-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway-in-human-neuroblastoma-sh-sy5y-cells
#20
Hong Wang, Ruowen Sun, Zuofei Chi, Shuang Li, Liangchun Hao
Y-box binding protein-1 (YB-1), a member of Y-box protein family binding DNA and RNA, has been proposed as a novel marker in multiple malignant tumors and found to be associated with tumor malignancy. Neuroblastoma is an embryonal tumor arising from neuroblast cells of the autonomic nervous system, which is the most common cancer diagnosed in infants. It has been reported that YB-1 is highly expressing in various human tumors including nasopharynx, thyroid, lung, breast, colon, ovary, and prostate cancers. This study aimed to investigate the functional role of YB-1 in neuroblastoma by silencing YB-1 using RNA interference (shRNA) in neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells...
April 5, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
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