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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173756/proton-therapy-for-head-and-neck-cancers
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REVIEW
Pierre Blanchard, Gary Brandon Gunn, Alexander Lin, Robert L Foote, Nancy Y Lee, Steven J Frank
Because of its sharp lateral penumbra and steep distal fall-off, proton therapy offers dosimetric advantages over photon therapy. In head and neck cancer, proton therapy has been used for decades in the treatment of skull-base tumors. In recent years the use of proton therapy has been extended to numerous other disease sites, including nasopharynx, oropharynx, nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses, periorbital tumors, skin, and salivary gland, or to reirradiation. The aim of this review is to present the physical properties and dosimetric benefit of proton therapy over advanced photon therapy; to summarize the clinical benefit described for each disease site; and to discuss issues of patient selection and cost-effectiveness...
January 2018: Seminars in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134827/serum-plasma-and-saliva-biomarkers-for-head-and-neck-cancer
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Lidia Maria Rebolho Batista Arantes, Ana Carolina de Carvalho, Matias Eliseo Melendez, André Lopes Carvalho
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) encompasses tumors arising from several locations (oral and nasal cavities, paranasal sinuses, salivary glands, pharynx, and larynx) and currently stands as the sixth most common cancer worldwide. The most important risk factors identified so far are tobacco and alcohol consumption, and, for a subgroup of HNSCCs, infection with high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV). Despite several improvements in the treatment of these tumors in the last decades, overall survival rates have only improved marginally, mainly due to the advanced clinical stage at diagnosis and the high rates of treatment failure associated with this late diagnosis...
November 14, 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045018/patient-disease-and-treatment-factors-associated-with-overall-survival-in-esthesioneuroblastoma
#3
Ryan M Carey, Joseph Godovchik, Alan D Workman, Edward C Kuan, Arjun K Parasher, Jinbo Chen, James N Palmer, Nithin D Adappa, Jason G Newman, Jason A Brant
BACKGROUND: Esthesioneuroblastomas (ENB) are uncommon and data regarding outcomes are often limited to single-institution series. The National Cancer Database (NCDB), which contains outcomes information from treatment centers across the United States, represents an opportunity to evaluate outcomes for rare diseases such as ENB across multiple institutions. METHODS: The NCDB was queried for location codes corresponding to the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses and the histology code for ENB...
October 17, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044491/approaches-to-regional-lymph-node-metastasis-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-mucosal-melanoma
#4
Moran Amit, Samantha Tam, Ahmed S Abdelmeguid, Dianna B Roberts, Shaan M Raza, Shirley Y Su, Michael E Kupferman, Franco DeMonte, Ehab Y Hanna
BACKGROUND: Mucosal melanomas in the head and neck region are most often located in the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses. To the authors' knowledge, the prognostic effects of lymph node metastasis in patients with sinonasal mucosal melanoma (SNMM) have not been established. Therefore, the objective of the current study was to determine the effects of lymph node metastasis on survival. METHODS: The current study included 198 patients with SNMM who had been treated between 1985 and 2016 at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston...
October 17, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939074/predictors-of-survival-in-head-and-neck-mucosal-melanoma
#5
Matthew Q Schmidt, John David, Emi J Yoshida, Kevin Scher, Alain Mita, Stephen L Shiao, Allen S Ho, Zachary S Zumsteg
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate hospital-based data of head and neck mucosal melanoma patients in order to identify predictors of survival. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The National Cancer Data Base was used to identify 1368 patients with head and neck mucosal melanoma diagnosed between the years of 2004 and 2012. The Kaplan-Meier method was utilized to estimate overall survival, and multivariate Cox regression analyses were performed to assess the impact of covariates on survival after adjusting for confounding variables...
October 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815617/disparities-in-sinonasal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-short-and-long-term-outcomes-analysis-from-the-national-cancer-database
#6
Ryan M Carey, Arjun K Parasher, Alan D Workman, Carol H Yan, Jordan T Glicksman, Jinbo Chen, James N Palmer, Nithin D Adappa, Jason G Newman, Jason A Brant
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To examine sociodemographic, hospital-specific, and disease-related characteristics in relation to outcomes in sinonasal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). STUDY DESIGN: The National Cancer Database was queried for location codes corresponding to the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses and histology codes representing SCC malignancy. Multivariate analyses were performed against short- and long-term outcomes (overall survival, days to discharge, 30-day readmission, and 30- and 90-day mortality)...
August 16, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790865/survivorship-of-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer-receiving-care-in-a-tertiary-health-facility-in-nigeria
#7
Vitalis C Okwor, Adeniyi F Fagbamigbe, Olufunmilayo I Fawole
BACKGROUND: Head and neck cancer (HNC) is a major clinical and public health concern worldwide which impairs the vital functions of life. The treatment of metastatic HNCs is mainly palliative. This study examined the survival patterns and treatment outcomes in patients with HNCs in a tertiary hospital in Nigeria. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A review of the case files and treatment cards of patients with histological diagnosis of HNCs seen between January 2002 and December 2011 at the Radiotherapy Department, University College Hospital, Ibadan, was conducted...
2017: Cancer Management and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749194/results-of-preoperative-chemoradiotherapy-for-patients-with-advanced-cancer-of-the-nasal-cavity-and-paranasal-sinuses
#8
Erik Fernström, Jan Nyman, Eva Hammerlid, Erik Holmberg, Hedda Haugen-Cange, Karin Petruson, Edvard Abel, Thomas Björk-Eriksson
OBJECTIVES: Curative treatment of nasal cavity and paranasal sinus cancer is challenging due to the proximity to critical anatomical structures. The purpose of this study was to analyze the impact of trimodality therapy with preoperative chemotherapy and reduced-dose radiotherapy followed by organ-preserving surgery for treating patients with nasal cavity and paranasal sinus cancer. METHODS: This retrospective study included all 156 patients diagnosed with sinonasal cancer in western Sweden between 1986 and 2009...
December 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693263/role-of-microrna-296-3p-in-the-malignant-transformation-of-sinonasal-inverted-papilloma
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Tomohiko Kakizaki, Hiromitsu Hatakeyama, Yuji Nakamaru, Dai Takagi, Takatsugu Mizumachi, Tomohiro Sakashita, Satoshi Kano, Akihiro Homma, Satoshi Fukuda
Inverted papilloma (IP) is a benign tumor occurring in the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses. It is reported that 5-15% of IPs undergo malignant transformation into squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and the role of microRNAs (miRNA/miR) in this process remains to be elucidated. In the present study, whole miRNA profiles using samples of IP and SCC were investigated, in order to detect the function of miRNA in the carcinogenesis of IP. Samples from IPs (n=5) and SCC lesions (n=5), which arose from IPs, were used for miRNA analysis...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670177/positron-emission-tomography-in-mucosal-melanomas-of-head-and-neck-results-from-a-south-asian-tertiary-cancer-care-center
#10
Archi Agrawal, Gouri Pantvaidya, Vedang Murthy, Kumar Prabhash, Munita Bal, Nilendu Purandare, Sneha Shah, Venkatesh Rangarajan
To evaluate the accuracy of fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in staging and restaging of patients with mucosal melanomas (MM) of head and neck. Patients who underwent PET/CT at our institution, with a biopsy proven diagnosis of MM of the head and neck between March 2006 and December 2013 were included in the study. Nineteen patients with MM of the nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, and oral cavity were included, of which 12 were for staging and seven for restaging. PET/CT had 100% sensitivity (SN), specificity (SP), positive predictive value (PPV), and negative predictive value (NPV) for detection of the primary...
July 2017: World Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589107/head-and-neck-cancers-in-north-east-iran-a-25-year-survey
#11
Maryam Emadzadeh, Soodabeh Shahidsales, Amirhossein Mohammadian Bajgiran, Mahta Salehi, Toktam Massoudi, Zahra Nikfarjam, Maryam Salehi
INTRODUCTION: Cancers are among the worst noncommunicable diseases around the world. Head and neck cancers are ranked as the fifth most common cancers worldwide. As there are different distributions of risk factors around the world, the incidence of these cancers varies from one place to another. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a descriptive analytic cross-sectional study, based on census-based records from the private oncology clinic in Mashhad, Iran. Data from 1,075 patients with head and neck cancers were analyzed from 1986 to 2010...
May 2017: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
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/28549211/chronic-sinonasal-tract-inflammation-as-a-precursor-to-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-and-sinonasal-malignancy-in-the-united-states
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Eric L Wu, Charles A Riley, Mei-Chin Hsieh, Michael J Marino, Xiao-Cheng Wu, Edward D McCoul
BACKGROUND: Chronic inflammatory states have been linked to the development of malignancy. Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and allergic rhinitis (AR) have been associated with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) in population-based studies in Asia. A similar association with NPC and paranasal sinus malignancy (PSM) has not been defined in a North American population. Our purpose was to investigate the impact of CRS and AR on the risk of NPC and PSM. METHODS: The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER)-Medicare linked database was queried as a case-control study of adults ≥65 years of age...
August 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494469/mutation-status-among-patients-with-sinonasal-mucosal-melanoma-and-its-impact-on-survival
#14
Moran Amit, Samantha Tam, Ahmed S Abdelmeguid, Dianna B Roberts, Yoko Takahashi, Shaan M Raza, Shirley Y Su, Michael E Kupferman, Franco DeMonte, Ehab Y Hanna
BACKGROUND: Sinonasal mucosal melanoma (SNMM) comprises <1% of all melanomas and lacks well-characterised molecular markers. Our aim was to determine the frequencies of common mutations and examine their utility as molecular markers in a large series of primary SNMMs. METHODS: SNMM patients seen at our institution from August 1991 through July 2016 were identified. Genomic DNA was extracted from 66 formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tumours and screened for mutations by direct sequencing...
June 6, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
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
#15
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/28351395/follicular-thyroid-carcinoma-metastasis-to-the-facial-skeleton-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Varun V Varadarajan, Elizabeth K Pace, Vatsal Patel, Raja Sawhney, Robert J Amdur, Peter T Dziegielewski
BACKGROUND: Follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC) metastasis to the facial skeleton is exceedingly rare. A case of FTC metastasizing to the mandible is presented and a systematic review of the literature describing thyroid metastasis to the facial skeleton is performed. CASE PRESENTATION: A 73-year-old female presented with metastatic FTC to the mandible and underwent total thyroidectomy, segmental mandibulectomy, bone impacted fibular free flap reconstruction, and adjuvant radioactive iodine treatment...
March 28, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336186/variation-in-head-and-neck-cancer-care-in-the-netherlands-a-retrospective-cohort-evaluation-of-incidence-treatment-and-outcome
#17
M de Ridder, A J M Balm, R J Baatenburg de Jong, C H J Terhaard, R P Takes, M Slingerland, E Dik, R J E Sedee, J G A M de Visscher, H Bouman, S M Willems, M W Wouters, L E Smeele, B A C van Dijk
BACKGROUND: To explore variation in numbers and treatment between hospitals that treat head and neck cancer (HNC) in the Netherlands. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patient, tumor and treatment characteristics were collected from the Netherlands Cancer Registry, while histopathological features were obtained by linkage to the national pathology record register PALGA. Inter-hospital variation in volume, stage, treatment, pathologically confirmed loco-regional recurrence and overall survival rate was evaluated by tumor site...
August 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170118/image-guided-interstitial-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-in-the-treatment-of-inoperable-recurrent-head-and-neck-malignancies-an-effective-option-of-reirradiation
#18
Nikolaos Tselis, Efstratios Karagiannis, Christos Kolotas, Mehran Baghi, Natasa Milickovic, Nikolaos Zamboglou
BACKGROUND: In recurrent head and neck cancer, therapeutic options are limited and high-quality evidence is rare. The purpose of this report was to present our experience of CT-guided interstitial high-dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy in 4 challenging cases of inoperable recurrent head and neck cancer. METHODS: A 53-year-old man with mucosal melanoma of the paranasal sinuses, a 61-year-old man with myofibroblastic sarcoma of the nasal cavity, a 51-year-old woman with nasopharyngeal cancer, and a 44-year-old woman with orbital leiomyosarcoma were treated with reirradiation by HDR brachytherapy after previous comprehensive therapy, including full course external radiotherapy (RT)...
April 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168075/metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-presenting-as-a-paranasal-sinus-mass-the-importance-of-differential-diagnosis
#19
Massimo Ralli, Giancarlo Altissimi, Rosaria Turchetta, Mario Rigante
Metastases in the paranasal sinuses are rare; renal cell carcinoma is the most common cancer that metastasizes to this region. We present the case of a patient with a 4-month history of a rapidly growing mass of the nasal pyramid following a nasal trauma, associated with spontaneous epistaxis and multiple episodes of hematuria. Cranial CT scan and MRI showed an ethmoid mass extending to the choanal region, the right orbit, and the right frontal sinus with an initial intracranial extension. Patient underwent surgery with a trans-sinusal frontal approach using a bicoronal incision combined with an anterior midfacial degloving; histological exam was compatible with a metastasis of clear cell renal cell carcinoma...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060113/adherence-to-treatment-response-and-patterns-of-failure-in-pediatric-parameningeal-rhabdomyosarcoma-experience-from-a-tertiary-cancer-care-center-from-india
#20
Soumyajit Roy, Sushmita Pathy, Bidhu K Mohanti, Subhash Chander, Ahitagni Biswas
The study was aimed at evaluating adherence to treatment protocol and outcome in pediatric parameningeal rhabdomyosarcoma (PM-RMS). We analyzed the characteristics, treatment administered, outcomes and patterns of failure of pediatric PM-RMS, who were treated with multimodality therapy between January 2005 and December 2013.Univariate and multivariate analysis (MVA) was completed to evaluate the impact of various prognostic factors. Thirty-seven patients were treated at our institution. Majority of them had the primary disease in paranasal sinuses (n=13)...
March 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
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