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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441771/hepatocyte-growth-factor-c-met-signaling-in-head-and-neck-cancer-and-implications-for-treatment
#1
REVIEW
Natalie J Rothenberger, Laura P Stabile
Aberrant signaling of the hepatocyte growth factor (HGF)/c-Met pathway has been identified as a promoter of tumorigenesis in several tumor types including head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Despite a relatively low c-Met mutation frequency, overexpression of HGF and its receptor c-Met has been observed in more than 80% of HNSCC tumors, with preclinical and clinical studies linking overexpression with cellular proliferation, invasion, migration, and poor prognosis. c-Met is activated by HGF through a paracrine mechanism to promote cellular morphogenesis enabling cells to acquire mesenchymal phenotypes in part through the epithelial-mesenchymal transition, contributing to metastasis...
April 24, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441376/nut-midline-carcinoma-a-rare-malignancy
#2
Sameer Al Diffalha, Nidal Al Aukla, Saleh Hasan, Shohreh Dickinson, Farah Khalil
Nuclear protein of the testis (NUT) midline carcinoma can present in the head, neck, and mediastinum. In general, it presents in young adult men and has a poor prognosis. We report on a case of NUT midline carcinoma of the mediastinum in a man 27 years of age without any prior malignancy. Due to the location of the tumor, mediastinal lymphoma and germ cell tumor were initially considered; however, immunohistochemistry was performed using NUT antibody that revealed it to be NUT midline carcinoma. Although guidelines exist for squamous cell carcinoma of the head, neck, and mediastinum, no such specific guidelines are available for NUT midline carcinoma, which looks morphologically similar to squamous cell carcinoma but behaves more aggressively and carries a poor prognosis...
April 2017: Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441371/multimodal-imaging-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#3
Kenneth L Gage, Kerry Thomas, Daniel Jeong, Dexter G Stallworth, John A Arrington
BACKGROUND: The role of imaging in the staging, treatment planning, and ongoing surveillance of patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) continues to evolve. Changes in patient demographics, treatment paradigms, and technology present opportunities and challenges for the management of HNSCC. METHODS: The general indications and usage of standard and multimodal cross-sectional imaging in the evaluation and management of HNSCC are reviewed, with an emphasis on incorporating them into treatment pathways...
April 2017: Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440463/livin-enhances-chemoresistance-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#4
Tae Mi Yoon, Sun-Ae Kim, Dong Hoon Lee, Joon Kyoo Lee, Young-Lan Park, Kyung-Hwa Lee, Ik-Joo Chung, Young-Eun Joo, Sang Chul Lim
The responsiveness of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) to chemotherapy widely affects prognosis. Overcoming chemoresistance is necessary to improve prognoses in patients with advanced HNSCC. Evasion of apoptosis by cancer cells is a major cause of chemoresistance. Livin, a member of the human inhibitors of apoptosis protein family, is highly expressed in various human cancer tissues and is associated with tumor progression and poor prognosis in human cancers. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the role of Livin in the susceptibility to popularly used chemotherapeutic drugs such as cisplatin, 5-fluorouracil (FU) and docetaxel in human HNSCC cell lines (SNU1041, PCI1 and PCI50 cells)...
April 19, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440438/loss-of-heterozygosity-in-fancg-fancf-and-brip1-from-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-oral-cavity
#5
Christin Türke, Susanne Horn, Carola Petto, Dirk Labudde, Günter Lauer, Gretel Wittenburg
Recent advances have been made in the understanding of Fanconi anemia (FA), a hereditary disease that increases the risk for head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC) by 500- to 700-fold. FA patients harbour germline mutations in genes of cellular DNA repair pathways that are assumed to facilitate the accumulation of mutations during HNSCC development. Mutations in these FA genes may also contribute to HNSCC in general. In the present study, we analysed three FA genes; FANCF, FANCG and BRIP1, that are involved in the repair of DNA inter strand cross-links, in HNSCC and their potential role for patient survival...
April 24, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439918/site-specific-familial-risk-and-survival-of-familial-and-sporadic-head-and-neck-cancer
#6
Suvi Renkonen, Myeongjee Lee, Antti Mäkitie, Linda S Lindström, Kamila Czene
The vast majority of head and neck cancers (HNCs) are sporadic squamous cell carcinomas, smoking and heavy drinking being the main risk factors. However, little is known about the possible role of family history and the importance of inherited factors versus shared environment. We used Swedish population-based registries to study the family history of HNC. In order to estimate the risk for family members to get the same cancer, and the risk for cancer-specific death in patients with a family history of HNC compared with patients without a family history, multivariate Cox proportional hazards analyses were performed...
April 25, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439153/supraclavicular-metastases-from-distant-primary-solid-tumours-a-retrospective-study-of-41%C3%A2-years
#7
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/28438789/desmoglein-2-modulates-extracellular-vesicle-release-from-squamous-cell-carcinoma-keratinocytes
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Andrew M Overmiller, Jennifer A Pierluissi, Peter J Wermuth, Sami Sauma, Ubaldo Martinez-Outschoorn, Madalina Tuluc, Adam Luginbuhl, Joseph Curry, Larry A Harshyne, James K Wahl, Andrew P South, Mỹ G Mahoney
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are nanoscale membrane-derived vesicles that serve as intercellular messengers carrying lipids, proteins, and genetic material. Substantial evidence has shown that cancer-derived EVs, secreted by tumor cells into the blood and other bodily fluids, play a critical role in modulating the tumor microenvironment and affecting the pathogenesis of cancer. Here we demonstrate for the first time that squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) EVs were enriched with the C-terminal fragment of desmoglein 2 (Dsg2), a desmosomal cadherin often overexpressed in malignancies...
April 24, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438704/folic-acid-decorated-polyamidoamine-dendrimer-exhibits-high-tumor-uptake-and-sustained-highly-localized-retention-in-solid-tumors-its-utility-for-local-sirna-delivery
#9
Leyuan Xu, W Andrew Yeudall, Hu Yang
The utility of folic acid (FA)-decorated polyamidoamine dendrimer G4 (G4-FA) as a vector was investigated for local delivery of siRNA. In a xenograft HN12 (or HN12-YFP) tumor mouse model of head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC), intratumorally (i.t.) injected G4-FA exhibited high tumor uptake and sustained highly localized retention in the tumors according to near infrared (NIR) imaging assessment. siRNA against vascular endothelial growth factor A (siVEGFA) was chosen as a therapeutic modality. Compared to the nontherapeutic treatment groups (PBS solution or dendrimer complexed with nontherapeutic green fluorescent protein siRNA [siGFP]), G4-FA/siVEGFA showed tumor inhibition effects in single-dose and two-dose regimen studies...
April 21, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438299/can-gene-editing-and-silencing-technologies-play-a-role-in-the-treatment-of-head-and-neck-cancer
#10
REVIEW
Mushfiq H Shaikh, Daniel T W Clarke, Newell W Johnson, Nigel A J McMillan
Conventional treatment strategies have done little to improve the prognosis or disease-free survival in head and neck cancer (HNC) patients. Recent progress in our understanding of molecular aspects of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) has provided insights into the potential use of molecular targeted therapies in combination with current treatment strategies. Here we review the current understanding of treatment modalities for both HPV-positive and HPV-negative HNSCCs with the potential to use gene editing and silencing technologies therapeutically...
May 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438298/intravoxel-incoherent-motion-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-head-and-neck-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-the-diagnostic-and-prognostic-value
#11
REVIEW
Daniel P Noij, Roland M Martens, J Tim Marcus, Remco de Bree, C René Leemans, Jonas A Castelijns, Marcus C de Jong, Pim de Graaf
Intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) imaging is increasingly applied in the assessment of head and neck cancer (HNC). Our purpose was to determine the diagnostic and prognostic performance of IVIM in HNC by performing a critical review of the literature. Pubmed and EMBASE were searched until May 2016. Study and patients characteristics, imaging protocol and diagnostic or prognostic outcomes were extracted by 2 independent reviewers. The studied IVIM parameters were diffusion coefficient (D), pseudodiffusion coefficient (D∗), and perfusion fraction (f)...
May 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434900/breast-cancer-in-a-pectoralis-major-myocutaneous-flap-used-for-the-reconstruction-of-tongue-cancer-a-case-report
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Eiji Hirai, Shunji Sarukaw, Kozo Yamamoto, Masahiro Okamoto
Breast cancers are the most common cancers in women. However, breast cancer occurring in a pectoralis major myocutaneous flap is extremely rare. This article describes a case of breast cancer occurring in such a flap used for reconstruction of the tongue in a 72-year-old woman. Follow-up computed tomogram depicted a slowly growing mass in the flap. Thirty-nine months postoperatively, a fine-needle aspiration biopsy specimen taken from the lesion suggested glandular carcinoma. The patient was diagnosed with breast cancer in the neck area of the flap and tumor excision was performed...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434798/prognostic-value-of-dynamic-hypoxia-pet-in-head-and-neck-cancer-results-from-a-planned-interim-analysis-of-a-randomized-phase-ii-hypoxia-image-guided-dose-escalation-trial
#13
Stefan Welz, David Mönnich, Christina Pfannenberg, Konstantin Nikolaou, Mathias Reimold, Christian La Fougère, Gerald Reischl, Paul-Stefan Mauz, Frank Paulsen, Markus Alber, Claus Belka, Daniel Zips, Daniela Thorwarth
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To prospectively assess the prognostic value of tumour hypoxia determined by dynamic [(18)F]Fluoromisonidazole (dynFMISO) PET/CT, and to evaluate both feasibility and toxicity in patients with locally advanced squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck (LASCCHN) treated with dynFMISO image-guided dose escalation (DE) using dose-painting by contours. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We present a planned interim analysis of a randomized phase II trial...
April 20, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434660/reduced-dose-radiotherapy-for-human-papillomavirus-associated-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-oropharynx-a-single-arm-phase-2-study
#14
Allen M Chen, Carol Felix, Pin-Chieh Wang, Sophia Hsu, Vincent Basehart, Jordan Garst, Phillip Beron, Deborah Wong, Michael H Rosove, Shyam Rao, Heather Melanson, Edward Kim, Daphne Palmer, Lihong Qi, Karen Kelly, Michael L Steinberg, Patrick A Kupelian, Megan E Daly
BACKGROUND: Head and neck cancers positive for human papillomavirus (HPV) are exquisitely radiosensitive. We investigated whether chemoradiotherapy with reduced-dose radiation would maintain survival outcomes while improving tolerability for patients with HPV-positive oropharyngeal carcinoma. METHODS: We did a single-arm, phase 2 trial at two academic hospitals in the USA, enrolling patients with newly diagnosed, biopsy-proven stage III or IV squamous-cell carcinoma of the oropharynx, positive for HPV by p16 testing, and with Zubrod performance status scores of 0 or 1...
April 20, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434400/role-of-modern-immunotherapy-in-gastrointestinal-malignancies-a-review-of-current-clinical-progress
#15
REVIEW
Zin W Myint, Gaurav Goel
Gastrointestinal (GI) cancers are a group of highly aggressive malignancies with a huge disease burden worldwide. There is clearly a significant unmet need for new drugs and therapies to further improve the treatment outcomes of GI malignancies. Immunotherapy is a novel treatment strategy that is emerging as an effective and promising treatment option against several types of cancers. CTLA-4 and PD-1 are critical immune checkpoint molecules that negatively regulate T cell activation via distinct mechanisms...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430988/prognostic-significance-of-surgical-extranodal-extension-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-patients
#16
Fumihiko Matsumoto, Taisuke Mori, Satoko Matsumura, Yoshifumi Matsumoto, Masahiko Fukasawa, Masanori Teshima, Kenya Kobayashi, Seiichi Yoshimoto
Background: Lymph node metastasis with extranodal extension represents one of the most important adverse prognostic factors for survival in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. We propose that extranodal extension occurs to differing extents. The aim of this study was to determine the prognostic significance of extranodal extension in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Methods: Two hundred and ninety-eight patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma who underwent surgical resection and neck dissection were included...
April 18, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430665/p2x7-receptor-and-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-in-head-and-neck-cancer
#17
Ju Young Bae, Sang-Woo Lee, Yong-Hwan Shin, Jong-Ho Lee, Jeong Won Jahng, Kyungpyo Park
In this study, we investigated purinergic receptor P2X7 and NACHT, LRR and PYD domains-containing protein 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome expressions, and their role in head and neck cancer. We found upregulation of purinergic receptor P2X7 and all NLRP3 inflammasome components in biopsied head and neck squamous cell carcinoma tissues. Similarly, the expression of purinergic receptor P2X7, apoptosis-associated speck-like protein containing CARD, and pro-form caspase 1 in A253 cells derived from epidermoid carcinoma were highly upregulated in comparison to normal Human Salivary Gland cell line...
April 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430583/non-invasive-prediction-of-the-tumor-growth-rate-using-advanced-diffusion-models-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-patients
#18
Noriyuki Fujima, Tomohiro Sakashita, Akihiro Homma, Taisuke Harada, Yukie Shimizu, Khin Khin Tha, Kohsuke Kudo, Hiroki Shirato
We assessed parameters of advanced diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) models for the prediction of the tumor growth rate in 55 head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) patients. The DWI acquisition used single-shot spin-echo echo-planar imaging with 12 b-values (0-2000). We calculated 14 DWI parameters using mono-exponential, bi-exponential, tri-exponential, stretched exponential and diffusion kurtosis imaging models. We directly measured the tumor growth rate from two sets of different-date imaging data...
April 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430347/hypopharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-laryngeal-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-colliding-in-the-aryepiglottic-fold-a-case-report
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Roberta Marangoni, Simone Mauramati, Giulia Bertino, Antonio Occhini, Marco Benazzo, Patrizia Morbini
PURPOSE: A collision tumor consists of 2 different histologically distinct and topographically independent tumors merging in the same mass. In the head and neck region they are rare, with only 4 cases reported in the larynx. CASE REPORT: A 60-year-old heavy smoker complained of a left submandibular lesion in October 2014. The lesion was excised and showed a poorly differentiated carcinoma, suggestive for adenocarcinoma. After a positron emission tomography-computed tomography scan showed increased metabolic activity in the left laterocervical region and right vocal cord, the patient underwent endoscopic biopsy of the lesion of the left piriform sinus, which was positive for moderately differentiated squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)...
April 14, 2017: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429525/induction-chemotherapy-ict-followed-by-radiochemotherapy-for-locally-advanced-head-and-neck-cancer-as-an-individual-treatment-approach-feasibility-safety-and-retrospective-survival-analysis-in-twenty-three-patients
#20
C-J Busch, J Girke, S Tribius, L Bussmann, R Knecht, P Schafhausen, B B Lörincz, A Münscher
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) patients with locoregionally advanced disease usually require multi-modality treatment including surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. Currently, cisplatin-based concurrent chemoradiation (CRT) remains the gold-standard for these patients [1]. Induction chemotherapy (ICT) prior to definitive therapy is regarded as an effective approach to shrink locally advanced disease allowing more effective and less toxic therapy, to select patients for organ preservation, to improve radiotherapy effectiveness, and also to potentially decrease the risk of distant metastasis due to initial systemic exposure [2]...
April 21, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
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