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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930761/transoral-robotic-surgery-assisted-endoscopy-with-primary-site-detection-and-treatment-in-occult-mucosal-primaries
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Kyle M Hatten, Bert W O'Malley, Andres M Bur, Mihir R Patel, Christopher H Rassekh, Jason G Newman, Steven B Cannady, Ara A Chalian, Benjamin L Hodnett, Alexander Lin, John N Lukens, Roger B Cohen, Joshua M Bauml, Kathleen T Montone, Virginia A Livolsi, Gregory S Weinstein
Importance: Management of cervical lymph node metastasis without a known primary tumor is a diagnostic and treatment challenge for head and neck oncologists. Identification of the occult mucosal primary tumor minimizes the morbidity of treatment. Objective: To analyze the role of transoral robotic surgery (TORS) in facilitating the identification of a primary tumor site for patients presenting with squamous cell carcinoma of unknown primary (CUP). In addition, we assessed treatment deintensification by determining the number of patients who did not undergo definitive radiation therapy and chemotherapy...
December 8, 2016: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930753/immune-response-to-hpv16-e6-and-e7-proteins-and-patient-outcomes-in-head-and-neck-cancer
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Heather H Nelson, Michael Pawlita, Dominique S Michaud, Michael McClean, Scott M Langevin, Melissa N Eliot, Karl T Kelsey
Importance: Pathology-based measures of human papillomavirus (HPV) status are routinely obtained in the care of head and neck cancer and are clearly associated with patient outcome for cancers of the oropharynx. However, it is unclear if HPV status is of high value for cancers of the larynx and oral cavity. In addition, it is possible to assess HPV infection using serology-based methods; however, the suitability of this pathology-independent measure for predicting patient outcome in head and neck cancer is unknown...
December 8, 2016: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922696/down-syndrome-critical-region-1-positively-correlates-with-angiogenesis-in-hypopharyngeal-cancer
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Chao Lv, Dayu Liu, Xiaona Wei
Hypopharyngeal carcinoma has one of the highest mortality rates of head and neck cancer, therefore, the identification of markers associated with the pathogenesis and development of hypopharyngeal cancer is critical. Down syndrome critical region 1 (DSCR1) is associated with carcinogenesis and tumor growth in several types of malignancy. Activation of the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) signaling pathway upregulates DSCR1. The aims of the present study were to determine the expression levels of DSCR1 and VEGF‑C in hypopharyngeal cancer, and investigate the association between DSCR1 and angiogenesis in the disease...
December 6, 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918781/the-role-of-adjuvant-chemotherapy-in-surgically-managed-p16-positive-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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S Andrew Skillington, Dorina Kallogjeri, James S Lewis, Jay F Piccirillo
Importance: Human papillomavirus (HPV)-related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) has a favorable prognosis, and p16 immunohistochemistry is a surrogate marker of high-risk HPV infection and strong prognosticator. Given this favorable prognosis, treatment de-escalation for p16-positive OPSCC is now being considered with the goal of decreasing treatment-associated morbidity without compromising tumor control. The role of adjuvant chemotherapy in this setting is becoming increasingly unclear...
December 1, 2016: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917669/use-of-core-biopsy-in-diagnosing-cervical-lymphadenopathy-a-viable-alternative-to-surgical-excisional-biopsy-of-lymph-nodes
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D Allin, S David, A Jacob, N Mir, A Giles, N Gibbins
OBJECTIVES Lymphoma often presents with a neck mass and while fine-needle aspiration cytology may be suggestive, tissue biopsy is required for reliable diagnosis and classification of a lymphoma that is sufficient to deliver the correct treatment for the patient. Traditionally, excisional biopsy of a lymph node has been the standard method of tissue sampling, providing ample tissue for assessment. However, this requires theatre time, and preceding fine-needle aspiration cytology, which may incur a delay. With careful use of tissue, coupled with advances in immunohistochemical and molecular investigative techniques, core biopsy provides a possible alternative to traditional fine-needle aspiration and excisional biopsy...
December 5, 2016: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913709/hpv-positive-oropharyngeal-cancer-via-p16-immunohistochemistry-in-japan
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Julia Toman, Scott Von Larson, Hirohito Umeno, Takashi Kurita, Tohru Furusaka, Hisashi Hasegawa, Manju L Prasad, Clarence T Sasaki
OBJECTIVES: Human papillomavirus (HPV) has emerged as a driving cause of head and neck cancer, but investigations outside the West are limited. A p16 immunohistochemistry is a commonly used biomarker for HPV cancers. We sought to investigate the pathology and rates of HPV head and neck oropharyngeal cancer in Japan via p16 immunohistochemistry at 2 institutions in Japan. METHODS: Fifty-nine oropharyngeal specimens from 2 university hospitals in Japan were examined for morphology and p16 immunohistochemistry...
December 2, 2016: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911979/clinicopathological-features-and-clinical-outcomes-associated-with-tp53-and-braf-n-on-v-600-mutations-in-cutaneous-melanoma-patients
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Dae Won Kim, Lauren E Haydu, Aron Y Joon, Roland L Bassett, Alan E Siroy, Michael T Tetzlaff, Mark J Routbort, Rodabe N Amaria, Jennifer A Wargo, Jennifer L McQuade, Jan Kemnade, Patrick Hwu, Scott E Woodman, Jason Roszik, Kevin B Kim, Jeffrey E Gershenwald, Alexander J Lazar, Michael A Davies
BACKGROUND: BRAF(V600) , NRAS, TP53, and BRAF(Non-V600) are among the most common mutations detected in non-acral cutaneous melanoma patients. Although several studies have identified clinical and pathological features associated with BRAF(V600) and NRAS mutations, limited data are available regarding the correlates and significance of TP53 and BRAF(Non-V600) mutations. METHODS: This study analyzed the patient demographics, primary tumor features, and clinical outcomes of a large cohort of non-acral cutaneous melanoma patients who had undergone clinically indicated molecular testing (n = 926)...
December 2, 2016: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906094/decreasing-loco-regional-recurrence-for-oral-cavity-cancer-with-total-mohs-margins-technique
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Mathieu Bergeron, Pierre Gauthier, Nathalie Audet
BACKGROUND: The conventional technique for cancer resection margin analysis studies only 0.1% of the surgical margins. Complete frozen section margins - also known as Mohs margins - allows for analysis of 100% of the surgical margins. METHODS: The objective of our study is to compare oral cavity cancer loco-regional recurrence rates when treated by total frozen sections technique (Total Mohs margins) versus conventional margins. We conducted a multicenter retrospective cohort chart review...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901642/a-generic-rna-pulsed-dc-based-approach-for-developing-therapeutic-intervention-against-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Rajeev K Tyagi, Rajesh Parmar, Naisargee Patel
The recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma of head-and-neck cancers pathology showed unique symptoms and clinical characteristics. The complexity of pathology poses challenges for developing therapeutic interventional approaches against nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). The conventional treatment regimens offer limited local control and survival, which, leads to adverse delayed complications. Our study present a generic monocyte derived dendritic cell (MoDC) vaccine strategy for NPC in which RNA is used as a source of tumor-associated antigens (TAAgs)...
November 30, 2016: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899959/rna-interference-in-head-and-neck-oncology
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Agnieszka Sobecka, Wojciech Barczak, Wiktoria Maria Suchorska
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is the sixth leading cause of cancer worldwide. The treatment of choice in case of head and neck cancer is surgery, followed by chemo- or/and radiotherapy. A potentially effective instrument to improve the outcome of numerous diseases, including viral infections, diabetes and cancer, is RNA interference (RNAi). It has been demonstrated that small interfering RNA and microRNA molecules are strongly involved in the regulation of various different pathological processes in cancer development...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898190/primary-ewing-s-sarcoma-of-the-sinonasal-tract-in-adults-a-challenging-disease
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Davide Lombardi, Davide Mattavelli, Luca O Redaelli De Zinis, Remo Accorona, Maria L Morassi, Fabio Facchetti, Vittorio Ferrari, Davide Farina, Rossella Bertulli, Piero Nicolai
BACKGROUND: Sinonasal localization of Ewing's sarcoma in adults is an exceedingly rare event. METHODS: The clinical records of 5 patients with primary sinonasal Ewing's sarcoma treated from 1992 to 2012 were retrospectively analyzed. All pathologic slides were reviewed by 2 experienced pathologists. All patients underwent multimodality treatments. RESULTS: Median age was 36 years (range, 25-52 years). At referral, 2 patients had the original diagnosis changed by review of the histologic slides...
November 29, 2016: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896667/head-and-neck-rhabdomyosarcoma-clinical-and-pathologic-characterization-of-seven-cases
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Eleanor Chen, Robert Ricciotti, Neal Futran, Dolphine Oda
Head and neck rhabdomyosarcoma occurs frequently in children and adolescents, and has been well studied in that population. In contrast, it is rare in adults and is not as well characterized clinically and pathologically. Seven cases of adult rhabdomyosarcoma occurring in head and neck were retrieved from the archives of Department of Pathology and Division of Oral Pathology at University of Washington. Radiologic findings and clinical history, as well as pathologic findings from hematoxylin and eosin slides and immunohistochemistry for myogenic markers were reviewed...
November 28, 2016: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896540/variations-in-the-anatomy-of-the-vertebral-artery-cervical-loop-segment-a-potential-predisposing-factor-for-traumatic-basal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Jonathan E Medcalf, C Paul Johnson, Azzam Taktak, Silke Grabherr
Fatal traumatic basal subarachnoid hemorrhage (TBSAH) is a characteristic forensic pathological entity, the investigation of which requires special techniques. In Liverpool, post-mortem room angiography is undertaken, followed by complete removal of the vertebral arteries and histological examination. It has been observed that the arterial anatomy can be highly variable, particularly the length and course of the loop segments located between the C2 vertebra and the dura. In a number of cases of TBSAH the loop segments of torn vessels have appeared relatively short...
November 29, 2016: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896185/the-relationship-between-the-size-and-the-invasion-depth-of-tumors-in-head-and-neck-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Sam Yong Lee, Won Joo Hwang, Kyung Pil Kim, Hong Min Kim, Jae Ha Hwang, Kwang Seog Kim
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), which occurs in keratinocytes of the epidermis and is the second most common skin cancer, has a more invasive growth pattern and higher potential to metastasize than basal cell carcinoma. Total excision of the primary tumor is the treatment of choice. For clear excision of the tumor, invasion depth is one of the most important factors. This study was conducted to clarify the relationship between the size and the invasion depth of cutaneous SCC...
November 2016: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896137/lymph-node-or-perineural-invasion-is-associated-with-low-mir-15a-mir-34c-and-mir-199b-levels-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Lucas O Sousa, Lays M Sobral, Camila S Matsumoto, Fabiano P Saggioro, Rossana V M López, Rodrigo A Panepucci, Carlos Curti, Wilson A Silva, Lewis J Greene, Andréia M Leopoldino
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs (miRNAs or miRs) are post-transcriptional regulators of eukaryotic cells and knowledge of differences in miR levels may provide new approaches to diagnosis and therapy. METHODS: The present study measured the levels of nine miRs in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC) and determined whether clinical pathological features are associated with differences in miR levels. SET (I2PP2A) and PTEN protein levels were also measured, since their levels can be regulated by miR-199b and miR-21, respectively...
December 2016: BBA Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895862/cutaneous-angiosarcoma-metastatic-to-small-bowel-with-nodal-involvement
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Vidya A Fleetwood, Jamie C Harris, Minh B Luu
A 77-year-old male with a history of metastatic scalp angiosarcoma presented with intractable gastrointestinal bleeding from a jejunal mass detected on capsule endoscopy. He underwent laparoscopic-assisted resection of the mass. Intraoperatively, an isolated small bowel mass with bulky lymphadenopathy was seen and resected en bloc. Pathology showed a 6.8cm high-grade metastatic angiosarcoma with nodal involvement and negative margins. Angiosarcoma is a sarcoma with a grim prognosis. The incidence is 2% of all soft tissue sarcomas; cutaneous lesions comprise 27% of manifestations and usually appear on head and neck...
2016: Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895703/changing-patterns-of-lung-liver-and-head-and-neck-non-aids-defining-cancers-relative-to-hiv-status-in-tanzania-between-2002-2014
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Julee A Campbell, Amr S Soliman, Crispin Kahesa, Sioban D Harlow, Diwani Msemo
BACKGROUND: Tanzania, like other low-income countries, has an increasing cancer burden that remains underestimated. Infection-associated malignancies, particularly HIV-infection, represent a great proportion of cancer burden in Tanzania and throughout Africa. Availability of HIV treatment and improved survival of HIV patients are suggested factors related to increasing prevalence of non-AIDS-defining cancers (NADCs). This study examined patterns of NADCs and proportions of HIV-positivity at the Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI)...
2016: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892984/anatomical-distributions-of-basal-cell-carcinoma-and-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-a-population-based-study-in-queensland-australia
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Padmini Subramaniam, Catherine M Olsen, Bridie S Thompson, David C Whiteman, Rachel E Neale
Importance: Keratinocyte cancers (KCs), including basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), are the most common cancers among fair-skinned populations worldwide. Although studies have indicated that the anatomical distribution of BCC and SCC differ, few have compared them directly in well-defined population samples. Objectives: To describe and compare the anatomical distribution of BCC and SCC in a population-based sample in Queensland, Australia...
November 23, 2016: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888708/prognostic-value-of-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-for-patients-with-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Qiaoshi Xu, Chong Wang, Xiaohong Yuan, Zhien Feng, Zhengxue Han
BACKGROUND: The prognostic value of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) remains controversial. Additionally, there is no standardized approach or cutoff value for evaluating TIL levels. The aim of this study was to establish a feasible method and criterion to assess TIL levels for future clinical practice and research use and to explore the relationship between TIL levels and prognosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective cohort study reviewed the records and pathological sections of 202 patients with HNSCC who were surgically treated at Beijing Stomatological Hospital, Capital Medical University, from January 1998 to January 2011...
November 23, 2016: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888679/continuing-rise-in-oropharyngeal-cancer-in-a-high-hpv-prevalence-area-a-danish-population-based-study-from-2011-to-2014
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Amanda-Louise Fenger Carlander, Christian Grønhøj Larsen, David Hebbelstrup Jensen, Emilie Garnæs, Katalin Kiss, Luise Andersen, Caroline Holkmann Olsen, Maria Franzmann, Estrid Høgdall, Susanne K Kjær, Bodil Norrild, Lena Specht, Elo Andersen, Thomas van Overeem Hansen, Finn Cilius Nielsen, Christian von Buchwald
BACKGROUND: Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a critical element in the rising incidence of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC), although whether this trend will continue, and the types of HPV responsible, are currently unknown. We previously demonstrated an increased incidence of HPV-related OPSCC in the high HPV prevalence area of Eastern Denmark from 2000 to 2010. Therefore, we investigated if the incidence for OPSCC continued to rise, the association to HPV and putative HPV-types in Eastern Denmark from 2011 to 14...
November 23, 2016: European Journal of Cancer
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