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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676948/perceptions-of-continued-smoking-and-smoking-cessation-among-patients-with-cancer
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Devon Alton, Lawson Eng, Lin Lu, Yuyao Song, Jie Su, Delaram Farzanfar, Rahul Mohan, Olivia Krys, Katie Mattina, Christopher Harper, Sophia Liu, Tom Yoannidis, Robin Milne, M Catherine Brown, Ashlee Vennettilli, Andrew J Hope, Doris Howell, Jennifer M Jones, Peter Selby, Wei Xu, David P Goldstein, Geoffrey Liu, Meredith E Giuliani
PURPOSE: Continued smoking after a cancer diagnosis leads to poorer treatment outcomes, survival, and quality of life. We evaluated the perceptions of the effects of continued smoking on quality of life, survival, and fatigue among patients with cancer after a cancer diagnosis and the effects of these perceptions on smoking cessation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with cancer from all disease subsites from Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (Toronto, Ontario) were surveyed between April 2014 and May 2016 for sociodemographic variables, smoking history, and perceptions of continued smoking on quality of life, survival, and fatigue...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676642/immunomethylomics-a-novel-cancer-risk-prediction-tool
#2
Karl T Kelsey, John K Wiencke
There is emerging evidence that the immune biology associated with lung and other solid tumors, as well as patient immune genetic traits, contributes to individual survival. At this time, dramatic advances in immunologic approaches to the study and management of human cancers are taking place, including lung and head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. However, major obstacles for therapies are the profound immune alterations in blood and in the tumor microenvironment that arise in tandem with the cancer. Although there is a significant current effort underway across the cancer research community to probe the tumor environment to uncover the dynamics of the immune response, little similar work is being done to understand the dynamics of immune alterations in peripheral blood, despite evidence showing the prognostic relevance of the neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio for these cancers...
April 2018: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676444/ethnic-disparity-in-primary-cutaneous-cd30-t-cell-lymphoproliferative-disorders-an-analysis-of-1496-cases-from-the-us-national-cancer-database
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Chang Su, Kevin A Nguyen, Harrison X Bai, Cheryl K Zogg, Ya Cao, Giorgos Karakousis, Paul J Zhang, Guiying Zhang, Rong Xiao
Primary cutaneous CD30+ T cell lymphoproliferative disorders (PCLPD), the second most common type of primary cutaneous T cell lymphomas, accounts for approximately 25-30% of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma cases. However, only small retrospective studies have been reported. We aimed to identify prognostic factors and evaluate the overall survival (OS) of patients with PCLPD stratified by ethnicity. We identified 1496 patients diagnosed with PCLPD between 2004 and 2014 in the US National Cancer Database. Chi-square test and anova were used to evaluate differences in demographic and disease characteristics, socioeconomic factors and treatments received...
April 20, 2018: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675597/upregulated-epithelial-junction-expression-represents-a-novel-parameter-of-the-epithelial-radiation-response-to-fractionated-irradiation-in-oral-mucosa
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Sylvia Gruber, Nilsu Cini, Lisa-Marie Kowald, Julia Mayer, Andreas Rohorzka, Peter Kuess, Wolfgang Dörr
PURPOSE: During head and neck cancer treatment, the radiation response of the oral mucosa represents a frequent early side effect. Besides radiation-induced inhibition of proliferation, various other cellular responses occur. The radiation response of adherens and tight junction proteins was so far mostly investigated with large single-dose irradiation protocols, in vivo and in vitro. Therefore, the current study was initiated to investigate the impact of daily fractionated irradiation on the expression of adherens and tight junction proteins in vivo...
April 19, 2018: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674419/comparative-study-of-the-novel-rgd-motif-containing-itg%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-6-binding-peptides-sflap3-and-sfitgv6-for-diagnostic-application-in-hnscc
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Saskia Roesch, Thomas Lindner, Max Sauter, Anastasia Loktev, Paul Flechsig, Martin Müller, Walter Mier, Rolf Warta, Gerhard Dyckhoff, Christel Herold-Mende, Uwe Haberkorn, Annette Altmann
Alpha v beta 6 (αvβ6) integrin is overexpressed by several carcinomas, and thus considered as target for diagnostic imaging and anti-cancer therapies. Recently, we presented SFITGv6 as a novel potential tracer for imaging and targeted therapy of αvβ6 integin-positive carcinomas. Here, we analyzed affinity and specificity of five native αvβ6 integrin-specific binders in comparison to SFITGv6. Methods: Sunflower trypsin inhibitor (SFTI)-1-based peptides containing arginine-glycine-aspartic acid (RGD) motif-spanning octamers of fibronectin (SFFN1), tenascin C (SFTNC), vitronectin (SFVTN), and latency-associated peptides (LAP) 1 (SFLAP1), and 3 (SFLAP3) were synthesized and their binding potential to αvβ6 integrin-expressing head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) cell lines was evaluated...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673737/epidemiological-features-of-cancers-of-the-oral-cavity-oropharynx-hypopharynx-and-larynx-cancer-in-r%C3%A3-union-island
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A Delagranda, G Leterme, E Chirpaz, C Ferdynus, C Fernandez, F Rubin
INTRODUCTION: This study had two objectives: firstly, to identify and compare characteristics of cancer of the oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx and larynx in Réunion Island, a tropical French overseas territory in the southern hemisphere; and secondly, to discuss how incidence of these cancers is presented in the international literature. MATERIAL AND METHOD: A retrospective study included 599 patients diagnosed with cancer of the oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx or larynx between 2009 and 2013 in Réunion Island...
April 16, 2018: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673117/mitochondrial-dna-copy-number-is-associated-with-risk-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-chinese-population
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Lihua Wang, Hong Lv, Pei Ji, Xun Zhu, Hua Yuan, Guangfu Jin, Juncheng Dai, Zhibin Hu, Yuxiong Su, Hongxia Ma
Mitochondria show the special role in cellular bioenergy and many essential physiological activities. Previous researches have suggested that variations of mitochondrial DNA copy number contribute to development of different types of carcinomas. However, the relationship of mtDNA copy number in peripheral blood leukocytes (PBLs) with the risk of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is still inconclusive. We investigated the association of mtDNA with HNSCC risk through a case-control study including 570 HNSCC cases and 597 cancer-free controls...
April 19, 2018: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671955/smoking-drinking-and-depression-comorbidity-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-undergoing-radiotherapy
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Kristen McCarter, Amanda L Baker, Benjamin Britton, Luke Wolfenden, Chris Wratten, Judith Bauer, Sean A Halpin, Gregory Carter, Alison K Beck, Lucy Leigh, Christopher Oldmeadow
We aimed to determine the prevalence and co-occurrence of tobacco smoking, alcohol consumption, and depressive symptoms among a sample of head and neck cancer (HNC) patients undergoing radiotherapy. A total of 307 HNC patients participated in a multi-site stepped-wedge randomized controlled trial (RCT) evaluating the effectiveness of a dietitian-delivered health behavior intervention in patients with HNC undergoing radiotherapy. During week one of radiotherapy patients completed measures of smoking, alcohol consumption, and level of depression...
April 19, 2018: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670856/cdkn2a-copy-number-loss-is-an-independent-prognostic-factor-in-hpv-negative-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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William S Chen, Ranjit S Bindra, Allen Mo, Thomas Hayman, Zain Husain, Joseph N Contessa, Stephen G Gaffney, Jeffrey P Townsend, James B Yu
Background: HPV infection is associated with high p16 expression and good prognosis in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCCs). Analysis of CDKN2A, the gene encoding p16, may further elucidate the association between p16 expression and prognosis. We sought to determine whether CDKN2A copy number loss was associated with poor survival in HPV-negative HNSCCs. Methods: The Cancer Genome Atlas HNSCC clinical and genomic data were obtained and integrated. Patients <80 years old with a primary tumor in the oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx, or larynx were included...
2018: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669572/one-year-and-three-year-mortality-prediction-in-adult-major-blunt-trauma-survivors-a-national-retrospective-cohort-analysis
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Ting Hway Wong, Nivedita Vikas Nadkarni, Hai V Nguyen, Gek Hsiang Lim, David Bruce Matchar, Dennis Chuen Chai Seow, Nicolas K K King, Marcus Eng Hock Ong
BACKGROUND: Survivors of trauma are at increased risk of dying after discharge. Studies have found that age, head injury, injury severity, falls and co-morbidities predict long-term mortality. The objective of our study was to build a nomogram predictor of 1-year and 3-year mortality for major blunt trauma adult survivors of the index hospitalization. METHODS: Using data from the Singapore National Trauma Registry, 2011-2013, we analyzed adults aged 18 and over, admitted after blunt injury, with an injury severity score (ISS) of 12 or more, who survived the index hospitalization, linked to death registry data...
April 18, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669529/improving-quality-of-life-through-the-routine-use-of-the-patient-concerns-inventory-for-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-a-cluster-preference-randomized-controlled-trial
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Simon N Rogers, Derek Lowe, Cher Lowies, Seow Tien Yeo, Christine Allmark, Dominic Mcavery, Gerald M Humphris, Robert Flavel, Cherith Semple, Steven J Thomas, Anastasios Kanatas
BACKGROUND: The consequences of treatment for Head and Neck cancer (HNC) patients has profound detrimental impacts such as impaired QOL, emotional distress, delayed recovery and frequent use of healthcare. The aim of this trial is to determine if the routine use of the Patients Concerns Inventory (PCI) package in review clinics during the first year following treatment can improve overall quality of life, reduce the social-emotional impact of cancer and reduce levels of distress. Furthermore, we aim to describe the economic costs and benefits of using the PCI...
April 18, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669181/racial-disparity-in-oncologic-and-quality-of-life-outcomes-in-patients-with-locally-advanced-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinomas-enrolled-in-a-randomized-phase-2-trial
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Margaret K Guerriero, Mary W Redman, Kelsey K Baker, Renato G Martins, Keith Eaton, Laura Q Chow, Rafael Santana-Davila, Christina Baik, Bernardo H Goulart, Sylvia Lee, Cristina P Rodriguez
BACKGROUND: To better understand patient-reported quality of life (PRQOL) for patients with head and neck cancer, PRQOL scores were collected in a clinical trial. METHODS: Patients were randomized to arm A (70 Gy of radiation with cisplatin) or arm B (70 Gy of radiation with cisplatin plus erlotinib at 150 mg daily). PRQOL scores were measured on days -7 (arm B only), 0, 30, and 180 with the University of Washington Quality of Life Questionnaire. Associations with clinical factors and outcomes were explored with linear mixed, logistic, and Cox regression models...
April 18, 2018: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668302/clinical-factors-impacting-on-late-dysphagia-following-radiotherapy-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer
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Sarah Deschuymer, Daan Nevens, Fréderic Duprez, Annouschka Laenen, Eddy Dejaeger, Wilfried De Neve, Ann Goeleven, Sandra Nuyts
OBJECTIVE: Patient and treatment characteristics of patients with head and neck cancer (HNSCC) were correlated with dysphagia scored on swallowing-videofluoroscopy (VFS) and with patient and physician scored dysphagia. METHODS: Sixty-three HNSCC patients treated with radiotherapy (RT) were evaluated at baseline, 6 and 12 months post-RT. VFS was scored with Penetration Aspiration Scale (PAS) and Swallowing Performance Scale (SPS). Physician and patient scored dysphagia were prospectively recorded according to CTCAE scoring system, RTOG/EORTC scoring system and EORTC-QLQ H&N35 questionnaire...
April 18, 2018: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667262/pretreatment-neurocognitive-function-and-self-reported-symptoms-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-head-and-neck-cancer-compared-with-noncancer-cohort
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Lori J Bernstein, Gregory R Pond, Hui K Gan, Kattleya Tirona, Kelvin K Chan, Andrew Hope, John Kim, Eric X Chen, Lillian L Siu, Albiruni R Abdul Razak
BACKGROUND: Newly diagnosed patients with head and neck cancer may be at risk for impaired neurocognitive function (NCF) due to disease, treatment, and lifestyle factors. METHODS: Eighty pretreatment patients with head and neck cancer and 40 control patients without cancer completed assessment of NCF and self-reported cognition, fatigue, and mood. Blood samples to evaluate organ reserves, hormones, and cytokines were collected. RESULTS: Patients experienced worse symptoms of cognitive dysfunction, fatigue, and anxiety than controls...
April 17, 2018: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666026/cervical-cancer-state-of-the-science-from-angiogenesis-blockade-to-checkpoint-inhibition
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REVIEW
Lindsey E Minion, Krishnansu S Tewari
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) has emerged as a therapeutic target in several malignancies, including cervical cancer. Chemotherapy doublets combined with the fully humanized monoclonal antibody, bevacizumab, now constitute first-line therapy for women struggling with recurrent/metastatic cervical carcinoma. Regulatory approval for this indication was based on the phase III randomized trial, GOG 240, which demonstrated a statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvement in overall survival when bevacizumab was added to chemotherapy: 17...
March 2018: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665393/comparative-experimental-theoretical-studies-on-the-egfr-dimerization-under-the-effect-of-egf-egf-analogues-binding-highlighting-the-importance-of-egf-egfr-interactions-at-site-iii-interface
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Masomeh Mehrabi, Hamid Mahdiuni, Hassan Rasouli, Kamran Mansouri, Mohsen Shahlaie, Reza Khodarahmi
Epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFRs) and their cytoplasmic tyrosine kinases play significant roles in cell proliferation and signaling. All the members of the EGFR/ErbB family are primary goals for cancer therapy, particularly for tumors of breast, cervix, ovaries, kidney, esophagus, prostate and non-small-cell lung carcinoma and head and neck tumors. However, the therapeutic ability of accessible anti-ErbB agents is limited. Therefore, recognizing EGF analogues or small organic molecules with high affinity for the extracellular domain of the EGFR is a critical target on cancer research...
April 14, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663717/salivary-gland-stem-cells-a-review-of-development-regeneration-and-cancer
#17
REVIEW
Elaine Emmerson, Sarah M Knox
Salivary glands are responsible for maintaining the health of the oral cavity and are routinely damaged by therapeutic radiation for head and neck cancer as well as by autoimmune diseases such as Sjögren's syndrome. Regenerative approaches based on the reactivation of endogenous stem cells or the transplant of exogenous stem cells hold substantial promise in restoring the structure and function of these organs to improve patient quality of life. However, these approaches have been hampered by a lack of knowledge on the identity of salivary stem cell populations and their regulators...
April 16, 2018: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663358/a-case-control-study-of-hiv-infection-and-cancer-in-the-era-of-antiretroviral-therapy-in-rwanda
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Tharcisse Mpunga, Ariana Znaor, F Regis Uwizeye, Aline Uwase, Cyprien Munyanshongore, Silvia Franceschi, Gary M Clifford
The aim of our study was to assess the association between HIV infection and cancer risk in Rwanda approximately a decade after the introduction of antiretroviral therapy (cART). All persons seeking cancer care at Butaro Cancer Center of Excellence (BCCOE) in Rwanda from 2012 to 2016 were routinely screened for HIV, prior to being confirmed with or without cancer (cases and controls, respectively). Cases were coded according to ICD-O-3 and converted to ICD10. Associations between individual cancer types and HIV were estimated using adjusted unconditional logistic regression...
April 16, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663037/polyfunctionality-of-cd4-t-lymphocytes-is-increased-after-chemoradiotherapy-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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J Doescher, S Jeske, S E Weissinger, C Brunner, S Laban, E Bölke, T K Hoffmann, T L Whiteside, P J Schuler
BACKGROUND: For head and neck squamous cell cancer (HNSCC), standard therapy consists of surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy. Antineoplastic immunotherapy could be an option in an adjuvant setting and is already in palliation. A functional immune system is a prerequisite for successful immunotherapy. However, effects of the standard-of-care therapy on the patients' immune system are not fully understood. METHODS: Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) were collected from patients with HNSCC (n = 37) and healthy controls (n = 10)...
April 16, 2018: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662331/psychosocial-distress-and-the-preferred-method-of-delivery-of-mind-body-interventions-among-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer
#20
Pinky Budhrani-Shani, Nicole G Chau, Donna L Berry
Objective: To describe the psychosocial distress of head-and-neck cancer patients at the completion of therapy and the interest in and the preferred method of delivery of mind-body interventions (MBIs) among head-and-neck cancer patients. Materials and methods: A descriptive, cross-sectional design was used to measure sleep disturbance, depression, anxiety, and the interest in and the preference for MBIs using anonymous, self-report questionnaires among a convenience sample of 30 males at their 3-month follow-up...
2018: Patient related Outcome Measures
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