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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087965/hypopharyngeal-cancer-masquerading-as-a-thyroid-mass
#1
P S Heng, M Irfan
Hypopharyngeal cancer (HPC) is generally a rare head and neck malignancy. There are differing clinical presentations depending on the subsite location of primary tumour. Advanced HPC will have neck node metastasis particularly upper jugulodigastric nodes. We report a patient with postcricoid tumour who presented with anterior huge neck swelling mimic thyroid mass. The patient first presented to the General Surgical Unit for management of presumed thyroid lesion. She was diagnosed post-cricoid squamous cell carcinoma when further assessed by otorhinolaryngologist...
December 2016: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078561/clinical-benefit-of-nanoparticle-albumin-bound-paclitaxel-in-recurrent-metastatic-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-resistant-to-cremophor-based-paclitaxel-or-docetaxel
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Jessica Ley, Tanya M Wildes, Kristin Daly, Peter Oppelt, Douglas Adkins
The clinical benefit of nab-paclitaxel monotherapy for recurrent/metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (RM-HNSCC) that progressed on other taxanes (cremophor-based paclitaxel or docetaxel) is unknown. A retrospective analysis of patients treated at a single institution with nab-paclitaxel for taxane-resistant RM-HNSCC. The exploratory hypothesis was that nab-paclitaxel would result in clinical benefit (tumor response) in patients with taxane-resistant RM-HNSCC. Twelve patients who were treated with nab-paclitaxel monotherapy for taxane-resistant RM-HNSCC and met all eligibility criteria were identified...
February 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076460/the-accuracy-of-fine-needle-aspiration-cytology-for-diagnosis-of-parotid-gland-masses-a-clinicopathological-study-of-114-patients
#3
Jens Kristjan Gudmundsson, Aida Ajan, Jahan Abtahi
Objective: Fine-needle aspiration cytology is a valuable method for preoperative assessment of head and neck tumors. However, its accuracy in detection of salivary gland masses is controversial compared with other methods. The aim of this work was to evaluate the effectiveness and accuracy of fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in the diagnosis of parotid gland masses. Material and Methods: Over a 10-year period, 126 parotid gland masses were resected. Retrospective chart reviews of 114 patients were performed...
November 2016: Journal of Applied Oral Science: Revista FOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075517/neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-prognostic-indicator-for-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#4
Nicholas Rosculet, Xian Chong Zhou, Patrick Ha, Mei Tang, Marshall A Levine, Geoffrey Neuner, Joseph Califano
BACKGROUND: The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has prognostic significance for many cancers, with higher values correlating with poor outcomes. The purpose of this study was to determine the prognostic significance of this inflammatory marker for patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). METHODS: Univariate logistic regression and multivariate Cox regression analyses were performed on a retrospective cohort of 123 patients treated with primary chemoradiotherapy...
January 11, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075511/postoperative-iodine-125-interstitial-brachytherapy-for-the-early-stages-of-minor-salivary-gland-carcinomas-of-the-lip-and-buccal-mucosa-with-positive-or-close-margins
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Wen-Jie Wu, Xiao Shao, Ming-Wei Huang, Xiao-Ming Lv, Xin-Na Zhang, Jian-Guo Zhang
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to present our preliminary exploration of safety and efficacy of postoperative low-dose-rate brachytherapy for the early clinical stages of minor salivary gland carcinomas of the lip and buccal mucosa. METHODS: Twenty-seven patients with the early stages of minor salivary gland carcinomas of the lip and buccal mucosa received postoperative (125) I seed interstitial brachytherapy from March 2005 to May 2015. Actuarial likelihood estimates for local control, overall survival, and disease-free survival were calculated by Kaplan-Meier method...
January 11, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071624/comparison-of-two-different-radiation-fractionation-schedules-with-concurrent-chemotherapy-in-head-and-neck-malignancy
#6
M S Alam, R Perween, S A Siddiqui
INTRODUCTION: The worldwide incidence of head and neck malignancy exceeds half a million cases annually. In radiotherapy (RT), conventional fractionation comprises giving five fractions per week from Monday to Friday. Accelerated RT includes administration of six fractions per week is being advocated. It gives better locoregional control and the median overall treatment time is 39 days as compared to 46 days in conventional group. Our study involved comparison of conventional versus accelerated RT with concurrent chemotherapy, in evaluation of local control and toxicity in the two arms...
April 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070838/late-toxicity-evolving-radiotherapy-techniques-and-quality-of-life-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Luciana Lastrucci, Silvia Bertocci, Vittorio Bini, Simona Borghesi, Roberta De Majo, Andrea Rampini, Paola Pernici, Pietro Giovanni Gennari
PURPOSE: To analyze quality of life (QoL) and functional state (FS) by patient-reported outcome (PRO) questionnaires (FACT-G, FACT-NP, PSS-HN, XeQOLS, and EQ-5D-3L) in long-term survivors nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) treated with conventional radiotherapy (RT) and intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). METHODS: 25 patients answered to five questionnaires about QoL and FS. All patients were assessed also for late toxicity. RESULTS: Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General (FACT-G) and Performance Status Scale Head and Neck (PSS-HN) scores were significantly elevated (better QoL) in age <50 years (p = 0...
January 9, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069619/occupational-exposure-to-solvents-and-risk-of-head-and-neck-cancer-in-women-a-population-based-case-control-study-in-france
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Matthieu Carton, Christine Barul, Gwenn Menvielle, Diane Cyr, Marie Sanchez, Corinne Pilorget, Brigitte Trétarre, Isabelle Stücker, Danièle Luce
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to investigate the association between head and neck cancer and occupational exposure to chlorinated, oxygenated and petroleum solvents in women. METHODS: Investigation of occupational and environmental CAuses of REspiratory cancers (ICARE), a French population-based case-control study, included 296 squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck (HNSCC) in women and 775 female controls. Lifelong occupational history was collected. Job-exposure matrices allowed to assess exposure to 5 chlorinated solvents (carbon tetrachloride; chloroform; methylene chloride; perchloroethylene; trichloroethylene), 5 petroleum solvents (benzene; special petroleum product; gasoline; white spirits and other light aromatic mixtures; diesel, fuels and kerosene) and 5 oxygenated solvents (alcohols; ketones and esters; ethylene glycol; diethyl ether; tetrahydrofuran)...
January 9, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067913/impaired-h3k36-methylation-defines-a-subset-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinomas
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Simon Papillon-Cavanagh, Chao Lu, Tenzin Gayden, Leonie G Mikael, Denise Bechet, Christina Karamboulas, Laurie Ailles, Jason Karamchandani, Dylan M Marchione, Benjamin A Garcia, Ilan Weinreb, David Goldstein, Peter W Lewis, Octavia Maria Dancu, Sandeep Dhaliwal, William Stecho, Christopher J Howlett, Joe S Mymryk, John W Barrett, Anthony C Nichols, C David Allis, Jacek Majewski, Nada Jabado
Human papillomavirus (HPV)-negative head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCCs) are deadly and common cancers. Recent genomic studies implicate multiple genetic pathways, including cell signaling, cell cycle and immune evasion, in their development. Here we analyze public data sets and uncover a previously unappreciated role of epigenome deregulation in the genesis of 13% of HPV-negative HNSCCs. Specifically, we identify novel recurrent mutations encoding p.Lys36Met (K36M) alterations in multiple H3 histone genes...
January 9, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064216/prevalence-of-egfr-tyrosine-kinase-domain-mutations-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cohort-study-and-systematic-review
#10
REVIEW
Christos Perisanidis
BACKGROUND: Mutations in the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase domain (TKD) are associated with response and resistance to targeted therapy. The EGFR mutation status in patients with advanced oral and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OOSCC) was evaluated. A systematic literature review was undertaken to summarize current evidence and estimate the overall prevalence of EGFR TKD mutations in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Genomic DNA was extracted from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tumor samples of 113 patients with OOSCC...
January 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063998/inhibiting-ros-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-dependent-autophagy-enhanced-brazilin-induced-apoptosis-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#11
Zhi-Jing He, Fei-Ya Zhu, Shi-Sheng Li, Liang Zhong, Hong-Yu Tan, Kai Wang
Autophagy modulation has been considered a potential therapeutic strategy for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). A previous study confirmed that brazilin might possess significant anti-carcinogenic activity. However, whether brazilin induces autophagy and its roles in cell death in HNSCC are still unclear. In this study, we have shown that brazilin induced significant apoptosis in the Cal27 HNSCC cell line but not in oral keratinocyte cell line (OKC). In addition to showing apoptosis induction, we demonstrated the brazilin-induced autophagic response in the Cal27 cells, as evidenced by the formation of GFP-LC3 puncta, and also showed the upregulation of LC3-II and Beclin-1...
January 4, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063278/combined-anterolateral-thigh-and-tensor-fasciae-latae-flaps-an-option-for-reconstruction-of-large-head-and-neck-defects
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Ramzey Tursun, Hisham Marwan, J Marshall Green, Fawaz Alotaibi, Andre LeDoux
PURPOSE: The advent of microvascular free tissue transfer has provided the reconstructive surgeon with an enormous array of treatment options for reconstruction of large head and neck defects. However, when indicated by defect size, the need for more than 1 flap not only increases surgical complexity but also patient morbidity. The combination of the anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap and the tensor fascia latae (TFL) flap can be used to reconstruct such complex head and neck defects, thereby minimizing any additional morbidity that would be imposed by an additional flap harvest site...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062933/single-cycle-induction-chemotherapy-for-resectable-advanced-hypopharyngeal-cancer
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Torahiko Nakashima, Ryuji Yasumatsu, Kaori Asai, Hideoki Uryu, Ryunosuke Kogo, Takashi Nakagawa
BACKGROUND: The role of induction chemotherapy (IC) in the treatment of resectable advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma has not been elucidated, and the most effective IC regimen for chemoselection is still unknown. At our institute we have not used the triple combination of docetaxel, cisplatin, fluorouracil (TPF) for chemoselection, but rather the double combination of docetaxel + cisplatin (TP). The aim of this study is to report the outcome of patients with advanced hypopharyngeal cancer treated by single cycle of IC with TP followed by chemoradiation (CRT) or surgery...
January 6, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062212/inhibition-of-cd147-expression-promotes-chemosensitivity-in-hnscc-cells-by-deactivating-mapk-erk-signaling-pathway
#14
Chao Ma, Jianqi Wang, Longkun Fan, Yanjun Guo
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is one of the most common cancers in the world. CD147, a transmembrane glycoprotein, has been reported to be correlated with cancer progression, metastasis, and chemoresistance in various cancers. In this study, we aimed to investigate the mechanism of CD147 in regulating drug resistance in HNSCC cells. qRT-PCR were used to evaluated the expression of CD147 in 57 HNSCC tumorous tissues and 2 cell lines. Increased expression of CD147 was found in most HNSCC samples, and the expression level of CD147 was correlated with multidrug resistance...
January 4, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061890/hpv-dna-in-saliva-from-patients-with-scc-of-the-head-and-neck-is-specific-for-p16-positive-oropharyngeal-tumours
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Jason K Wasserman, Ryan Rourke, Bibianna Purgina, Lisa Caulley, Jim Dimitroulakis, Martin Corsten, Stephanie Johnson-Obaseki
BACKGROUND: Human papillomavirus (HPV) is an important cause of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), especially in young people. These tumours overexpress p16 and respond well to treatment. The rapid detection of HPV in patients with HNSCC may expedite treatment when p16 status is not immediately available. METHODS: Saliva-based DNA collection kits and nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) were used to determine the HPV status of 62 individuals with biopsy-proven HNSCC...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061878/blockage-of-glycolysis-by-targeting-pfkfb3-suppresses-tumor-growth-and-metastasis-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#16
Hui-Min Li, Jie-Gang Yang, Zhuo-Jue Liu, Wei-Ming Wang, Zi-Li Yu, Jian-Gang Ren, Gang Chen, Wei Zhang, Jun Jia
BACKGROUND: Many cancers including head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) are characterized by a metabolic rewiring with increased glucose uptake and lactate production, termed as aerobic glycolysis. Targeting aerobic glycolysis presents a promising strategy for cancer therapy. This study investigates the therapeutic potential of glycolysis blockage by targeting phosphofructokinase-2/fructose-2, 6-bisphosphatase 3 (PFKFB3) in HNSCC. METHODS: 1-(4-pyridinyl)-3-(2-quinolinyl)-2-propen-1-one (PFK15) was used as a selective antagonist of PFKFB3...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061796/glucose-transporter-4-promotes-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-metastasis-through-the-trim24-ddx58-axis
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Yu-Chan Chang, Li-Hsing Chi, Wei-Ming Chang, Chia-Yi Su, Yuang-Feng Lin, Chi-Long Chen, Ming-Huang Chen, Peter Mu-Hsin Chang, Alex T H Wu, Michael Hsiao
BACKGROUND: Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) represents a unique and major health concern worldwide. Significant increases in glucose uptake and aerobic glycolysis have been observed in HNSCC cells. Glucose transporters (GLUTs) represent a major hub in the glycolysis pathway, with GLUT4 having the highest glucose affinity. However, GLUT4's role in HNSCC has not been fully appreciated. METHODS: An in silico analysis was performed in HNSCC cohorts to identify the most significant glucose transporter associated with HNSCC patient prognosis...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061634/personalized-medicine-approach-for-an-exceptional-response-to-multiple-recurrent-and-metastatic-her2-positive-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#18
Nolan B Seim, Stephen Y Kang, Milan Bhandari, Riley G Jones, Theodoros N Teknos
INTRODUCTION: Advanced stage squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck carries an overall poor prognosis, and survivorship gains have remained relatively stagnant compared to other malignancies due to its complex tumor biology and lack of proven effective targeting agents. METHODS: We present a case of an exceptional responder to molecular-targeted therapy for metastatic oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma using a chemotherapeutic agent FDA approved for breast cancer and targeting the HER2/Neu receptor in order to discuss the larger clinical implications...
January 1, 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055245/the-role-of-changes-in-maximum-standardized-uptake-value-of-fdg-pet-ct-for-post-treatment-surveillance-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-treated-with-chemoradiotherapy-preliminary-findings
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Munetaka Matoba, Hiroyuki Tuji, Yuzo Shimode, Tamaki Kondo, Kiyotaka Oota, Hisao Tonami
OBJECTIVE: No clear consensus exists regarding the optimal interval and frequency of follow-up PET-CT in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) patients treated with chemoradiotherapy (CRT). Here we sought to clarify whether the changes in the maximum standardized uptake value (ΔSUVmax) may be a valid parameter to help decision-making for surveillance management after CRT. METHODS: Forty patients underwent PET-CT at pretreatment and 3 months after CRT. Patients were followed by sequential PET-CT for 2 years after CRT...
January 5, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054528/brain-metastasis-from-nonnasopharyngeal-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-case-series-and-review-of-literature
#20
Sarbani Ghosh-Laskar, Jai Prakash Agarwal, Prahlad H Yathiraj, Prasad Tanawade, Rajendra Panday, Tejpal Gupta, Ashwini Budrukkar, Vedang Murthy
BACKGROUND: Brain metastasis from primary head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is infrequent and probably under-reported thereby leading to paucity of information. METHODS: Archives of two institutes in India were studied from 2005 to 2013 and relevant information regarding patient demographics, treatment details, and follow-up was obtained for patients having brain metastasis (BM) from HNSCC. Data were analyzed using SPSS software version 20 (IBM Corporation, NY, USA)...
July 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
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