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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525363/targeted-sequencing-of-tonsillar-and-base-of-tongue-cancer-and-human-papillomavirus-positive-unknown-primary-of-the-head-and-neck-reveals-prognostic-effects-of-mutated-fgfr3
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Cinzia Bersani, Lars Sivars, Linnea Haeggblom, Sebastian DiLorenzo, Michael Mints, Andreas Ährlund-Richter, Nikolaos Tertipis, Eva Munck-Wikland, Anders Näsman, Torbjörn Ramqvist, Tina Dalianis
BACKGROUND: Human papillomavirus positive (HPV+) tonsillar cancer (TSCC), base of tongue cancer (BOTSCC) and unknown primary cancer of the head and neck (HNCUP) have better outcome than corresponding HPV- cancers. To find predictive markers for response to treatment, and correlations and differences in mutated oncogenes and suppressor genes between HPV+ TSCC/BOTSSCC and HPV+ HNCUP and HPV- TSCC/BOTSCC targeted next-generation sequencing was performed of frequently mutated regions in 50 cancer related genes...
February 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515916/ecog-is-as-independent-predictor-of-the-response-to-chemotherapy-overall-survival-and-progression-free-survival-in-carcinoma-of-unknown-primary-site
#2
Rocío Grajales-Álvarez, Ana Martin-Aguilar, Juan A Silva, Jaime G De La Garza-Salazar, Erika Ruiz-García, César López-Camarillo, Laurence A Marchat, Horacio Astudillo-De La Vega
The aim of the present study was to determine whether age, gender, functional status, histology, tumor location, number of metastases, and levels of the tumor markers, lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and albumin, are poor prognostic factors for the response to chemotherapy in patients with carcinoma of unknown primary site. A total of 149 patients diagnosed with carcinoma of unknown primary site that was histologically confirmed, and treated with chemotherapy in the Oncology Hospital, National Medical Center, 'Century XXI' IMSS, Mexico City, Mexico during the period between January 2002 to December 2009, were carefully selected for the present study...
May 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514760/clinical-study-of-99mtc-3p-rgd2-peptide-imaging-in-osteolytic-bone-metastasis
#3
Guoqiang Shao, Wei Gu, Muhong Guo, Shiming Zang, Jinjing Fu, Shuang Liu, Feng Wang, Zizheng Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the value of integrin αvβ3 targeted imaging with 99mTc-HYNIC-PEG4-E[PEG4-c(RGDfk)]2 (99mTc-3P-RGD2) as a radiotracer in dectecting osteolytic bone metastases. METHODS: This is a retrospective study involving a cohort of 69 consecutive patients including 59 with lung cancer and 10 with other cancers. Patients were required to receive whole body scan (WBS) and regional SPECT/CT imaging with 99mTc-3P-RGD2 (RGD imaging) and 99mTc-MDP (MDP imaging) as a radiotracer successively within days...
April 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513895/one-year-quality-of-life-and-functional-outcomes-of-transoral-robotic-surgery-for-carcinoma-of-unknown-primary
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Isa Ozbay, Ali Cemal Yumusakhuylu, Rishabh Sethia, Lai Wei, Matthew Old, Amit Agrawal, Theodoros Teknos, Enver Ozer
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to assess the quality of life (QOL) outcomes in patients who underwent transoral robotic surgery (TORS) for carcinoma of unknown primary (CUP). METHODS: Twenty-nine patients with CUP were administered the Head and Neck Cancer Inventory (HNCI) prospectively to evaluate QOL preoperatively and postoperatively. RESULTS: There was statistically and clinically significant deterioration in 2 of 4 domains (eating and social disruption) in the immediate aftermath of TORS...
May 17, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507832/disseminated-nocardia-farcinica-pneumonia-with-left-adrenal-gland-abscess
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Christopher Jackson, Brennan McCullar, Kiran Joglekar, Ankur Seth, Hiren Pokharna
Adrenal masses pose a diagnostic challenge. The differential diagnosis includes functional adrenal tumors, incidentally found adrenal masses, metastases from an unknown primary cancer, and abscesses. Infrequently, adrenal gland abscesses have been reported in disseminated nocardiosis affecting immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients. We report a case of disseminated Nocardia farcinica pneumonia with an adrenal gland abscess in an immunocompetent patient with no identified risk factors for nocardiosis...
April 12, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502684/metastatic-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-of-unknown-origin-arising-in-the-femoral-nerve-sheath
#6
Nicholas Candy, Adam Young, Kieren Allinson, Oliver Carr, Jason McMillen, Rikin Trivedi
Metastatic neuroendocrine carcinoma of unknown origin is a rare condition, usually presenting with lesions in the liver and/or lung. We present the first reported case of a metastatic neuroendocrine carcinoma of unknown origin arising in the femoral nerve sheath. MRI demonstrated what was thought to be a schwannoma in the left femoral nerve sheath in the proximal femoral triangle, immediately inferior to the anterior inferior iliac spine. At the time of operation, the tumour capsule was invading surrounding tissue as well as three trunks of the femoral nerve...
May 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498280/immunohistochemical-characterization-of-the-origins-of-metastatic-well-differentiated-neuroendocrine-tumors-to-the-liver
#7
Zhaohai Yang, David S Klimstra, Ralph H Hruban, Laura H Tang
Metastatic neoplasms of unknown primary site pose a major challenge to patient management. As targeted therapies are now being tailored to neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) of different primary sites, identifying the origin of metastatic NETs has become increasingly important. Compared with more extensive efforts on metastatic adenocarcinomas of unknown primary, the literature on metastatic NETs (often to the liver) is relatively sparse and most studies are based on primary tumors. We sought to study metastatic well-differentiated NETs to the liver to identify markers that predict the site of origin...
May 11, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492105/metastatic-spinal-cord-compression-as-the-first-sign-of-malignancy
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Johan Wänman, Pawel Grabowski, Helena Nyström, Patrik Gustafsson, Anders Bergh, Anders Widmark, Sead Crnalic
Background and purpose - Metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) as the initial manifestation of malignancy (IMM) limits the time for diagnostic workup; most often, treatment is required before the final primary tumor diagnosis. We evaluated neurological outcome, complications, survival, and the manner of diagnosing the primary tumor in patients who were operated for MSCC as the IMM. Patients and methods - Records of 69 consecutive patients (51 men) who underwent surgery for MSCC as the IMM were reviewed...
May 11, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486947/diagnostic-and-treatment-modalities-for-patients-with-cervical-lymph-node-metastases-of-unknown-primary-site-current-status-and-challenges
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REVIEW
Jens Müller von der Grün, Aykut Tahtali, Shahram Ghanaati, Claus Rödel, Panagiotis Balermpas
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: This review aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the literature and elucidate open questions for future clinical trials concerning diagnostics and treatment modalities for cervical cancer of unknown primary (CUP). METHODS: A literature search for head and neck CUP was performed with focus on diagnostics and therapies as well as molecular markers. RESULTS: High level evidence on CUP is limited. However, it seems that a consensus exists regarding the optimal diagnostic procedures...
May 10, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482917/management-delays-in-patients-with-squamous-cell-cancer-of-neck-node-s-and-unknown-primary-site-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#10
Kevin Martell, Joanna Mackenzie, Warren Kerney, Harold Yeehau Lau
BACKGROUND: We aim to characterize the workup received by and identify any delays to diagnosis or treatment in patients referred to a tertiary cancer centre with the diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma in neck node(s) and no identifiable primary (SCCNIP). METHODS: Over 1 year, 68 patients were initially referred to the Head and Neck clinic with a label of "primary unknown". After extensive workup, 29 of the 68 patients were found to have pathologically confirmed SCCNIP...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479807/metastatic-intracranial-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-with-unknown-primary-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#11
Jitender Chaturvedi, Subas Kanti Konar, Dilip Jethwani, Dwarakanath Srinivas, Anita Mahadevan
Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is an epithelial malignancy comprising approximately 8-10% of all salivary gland tumors. Intracranial ACC without a known primary is an extremely rare pathobiological event. Only 13 cases have been reported in available literature. We report a case of a rare intracranial ACC in a 35-year-old gentleman presenting with features of raised intracranial pressure. Patient had a lesion in the right parieto-occipital lobe and underwent gross total decompression. There was no evidence of any primary after a thorough systemic evaluation...
April 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469836/cancer-of-unknown-primary-cup-presenting-as-a-spigelian-hernia-a-case-report
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Andrea Carollo, Travis Rosenkranz, D James Smith
Cancer of unknown primary (CUP) is a well-known entity that can present in a multitude of clinical presentations. Based on the extent and organ of involvement, the presentation will be varied. For instance, patients presenting with axillary lymphadenopathy would lead toward a primary breast cancer, whereas patients presenting with abdominal distention due to ascites would tend toward a gastrointestinal origin. We present a case of a 73-year-old female who presented with an abdominal wall mass; on laparoscopy, she was found to have a spigelian hernia due to an omental metastatic lesion from a CUP...
April 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464358/mir-1297-regulates-neural-stem-cell-differentiation-and-viability-through-controlling-hes1-expression
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Jiaolin Zheng, Dan Yi, Xiaodong Shi, Huaizhang Shi
OBJECTIVES: Neural stem cells (NSCs) are self-renewing, undifferentiated and multipotent precursors that can generate neuronal and glial lineages. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs that act crucial roles in cell proliferation, differentiation and migration. However, the role of miR-1297 in the development of NSCs is still unknown. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Primary NSCs were isolated from rat's embryos. The expression of miR-1297 and Hes1 were measured by qRT-PCR...
May 2, 2017: Cell Proliferation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457039/carcinoma-of-unknown-primary-presenting-as-peripheral-symmetric-gangrene
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Abhenil Mittal, Sanchit Sharma, Vineet Govinda Gupta, R Ragesh, Neeraj Nischal, Ajay Gogia, Manish Soneja, Chandan J Das, S K Sharma
Cancer of unknown primary accounts for almost 4-5% of all invasive cancers and consists of tumors from various primary sources with considerable heterogeneity in biology and behaviour. Most of these tumors present with symptoms due to distant metastasis. Histology, immunohistochemistry and molecular profiling is the mainstay for diagnosis. In most cases of adenocarinoma associated with paraneoplastic acral vascular syndrome (PAVS), a site in the lung, ovary or uterus is discernible. Here we report a case of metastatic adenoarcinoma of unknown primary presenting as PAVS, a case which to the best of our knowledge has not been reported in published literature...
February 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451717/-pet-ct-in-head-and-neck-cancer
#15
T Send, B Kreppel, F C Gaertner, R A Bundschuh, H Strunk, F Bootz, M Essler
The importance of (18)F-fluorodesoxyglucose positron-emission tomography (FDG-PET) for the diagnosis of malignant disease is increasing. On one hand, this is due to the high sensitivity of this method, on the other, because the entire body can be examined. FDG-PET can be particularly advantageous for the diagnosis of head and neck tumors, where tumor staging is an important prognostic parameter and essentially determines the therapeutic regimen. This article presents the different possibilities for combined evaluation with PET and computed tomography (CT) for the diagnosis of patients with head and neck cancer...
April 27, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451022/-pleuropulmonary-metastases-originating-from-extra-thoracic-neoplasia
#16
Farid Badri, Salma Ait Batahar, Safae El Idrissi, Hafsa Sajiai, Hind Serhane, Lamyae Amro
The lungs receive the entire venous drainage of the body. This explains the high incidence of pleuropulmonary metastases originating from several cancers. The goal of this is to study the clinical manifestations of pleuro-pulmonary metastases originating from extra-thoracic cancers. We conducted a retrospective study of patients with pleuro-pulmonary metastasis whose data were collected in our department between January 2006 and december 2014. 76 patient medical records were studied. The average age was 50 years (aged 21-89 years) with a male predominance in 57...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448665/trends-in-the-incidence-prevalence-and-survival-outcomes-in-patients-with-neuroendocrine-tumors-in-the-united-states
#17
Arvind Dasari, Chan Shen, Daniel Halperin, Bo Zhao, Shouhao Zhou, Ying Xu, Tina Shih, James C Yao
Importance: The incidence and prevalence of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are thought to be rising, but updated epidemiologic data are lacking. Objective: To explore the evolving epidemiology and investigate the effect of therapeutic advances on survival of patients with NETs. Design, Setting, and Participants: A retrospective, population-based study using nationally representative data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program was conducted to evaluate 64 971 patients with NETs from 1973 to 2012...
April 27, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440963/clinical-sequencing-using-a-next-generation-sequencing-based-multiplex-gene-assay-in-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumors
#18
Tadayuki Kou, Masashi Kanai, Yoshihiro Yamamoto, Mayumi Kamada, Masahiko Nakatsui, Tomohiro Sakuma, Hiroaki Mochizuki, Akinori Hiroshima, Aiko Sugiyama, Eijiro Nakamura, Hidehiko Miyake, Sachiko Minamiguchi, Kyoichi Takaori, Shigemi Matsumoto, Hironori Haga, Hiroshi Seno, Shinji Kosugi, Yasushi Okuno, Manabu Muto
Advances in next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies have enabled physicians to test for genomic alterations in multiple cancer-related genes at once in daily clinical practice. In April 2015, we introduced clinical sequencing using an NGS-based multiplex gene assay (OncoPrime(™) ) certified by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment. This assay covers the entire coding regions of 215 genes and the rearrangement of 17 frequently rearranged genes with clinical relevance in human cancers. The principal indications for the assay were cancers of unknown primary site, rare tumors, and any solid tumors that were refractory to standard chemotherapy...
April 25, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439153/supraclavicular-metastases-from-distant-primary-solid-tumours-a-retrospective-study-of-41%C3%A2-years
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Keyvan Sagheb, Asina Manz, Stefan B Albrich, Katherine J Taylor, Georg Hess, Christian Walter
OBJECTIVES: Approximately 1 % of all malignant solid tumours of the head and neck area are metastases from primary tumours beneath the clavicles. The aim of this study was to analyse the distribution of primary tumours since meta-analyses might have been biased due to the usually extraordinary character of case reports. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patient files from 1970 to 2012 from the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery unit at a University Hospital were analysed regarding the existence of metastases to the head and neck area from distant primaries...
June 2017: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423684/prognostic-clinicopathologic-factors-in-carcinoma-of-unknown-primary-origin-a-study-of-106-consecutive-cases
#20
Junjeong Choi, Ji Hae Nahm, Sang Kyum Kim
A heterogeneous group of cancers for which the site of origin remains occult after detailed investigations is defined as carcinomas of unknown primary origin (CUPs). Because patients with CUP have a dismal prognosis, we have analyzed CUPs to highlight the implication of clinicopathologic factors related with patient survival. A total of 106 consecutive cases of CUP were collected. A two-step strategy of immunohistochemistry to assess CUPs according NCCN Guidelines is used to separate carcinomatous tumors and subtype carcinomas...
March 8, 2017: Oncotarget
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