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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142864/count-of-platelet-and-mean-platelet-volume-score-serologic-prognostic-factor-in-patients-with-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Jae Woo Park, Chul-Hwan Kim, Yong Chan Ha, Moon Young Kim, Sung Min Park
Objectives: TNM staging, especially for lymph node metastasis, is the scoring system most widely used among prognostic factors for cancer survival. Several biomarkers have been studied as serologic markers, but their specificity is low and clinical applications are difficult. This study aimed to establish a scoring system for patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) using platelet (PLT) and mean platelet volume (MPV) levels measured postoperatively and to evaluate their significance as prognostic factors...
October 2017: Journal of the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136221/facial-flushing-after-alcohol-intake-as-a-predictor-for-a-high-risk-of-synchronous-or-metachronous-cancer-of-the-upper-gastrointestinal-tract
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Hiroyuki Harada, Shogo Shinohara, Shinji Takebayashi, Masahiro Kikuchi, Keizo Fujiwara, Tetsuhiko Michida, Ryosuke Yamamoto, Kazuki Hayashi, Koji Saida, Yasushi Naito
Background: In Japan, there has been a lot of reports showing an association between facial flushing after light alcohol consumption and heterozygosity for inactive aldehyde dehydrogenase-2 (ALDH2). Persons with inactive ALDH2 may have a higher risk of alcohol-related oral, pharyngeal and esophageal cancers, compared with those with wild-type ALDH2. The purpose of this study was to examine whether flushers with oral or pharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma have an increased risk of synchronous or metachronous cancer of the upper gastrointestinal (UGI) tract...
November 9, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032418/transoral-robotic-surgery-for-squamous-cell-carcinomas-of-the-posterior-pharyngeal-wall
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B Lallemant, S Moriniere, P Ceruse, M Lebalch, K Aubry, S Hans, G Dolivet, O Malard, Q Bonduelle, S Vergez
Posterior pharyngeal wall squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) are rare and have an associated poor prognosis. Progress in transoral resection techniques, in particular, transoral robotic surgery (TORS), have renewed the role of surgery in their treatment. This article presents the oncological and functional results obtained by the French Group of Head and Neck Robotic Surgery for TORS for posterior pharyngeal wall SCC-curative surgery. This retrospective, multicentre study presents data collected between September 2009 and November 2013 for patients treated with TORS for posterior pharyngeal wall SCCs...
December 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031368/chapter-6-non-squamous-cell-causes-of-cervical-lymphadenopathy
#4
Mohit Agarwal, Seyed Ali Nabavizadeh, Suyash Mohan
Cervical lymphadenopathy is a common indication for imaging evaluation of the neck. Besides metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck, cervical lymphadenopathy can be due to many causes, with simple reactive lymphadenopathy on one end of the spectrum and malignant lymphadenopathy due to a distant infraclavicular primary, on the other end. A systematic approach to the cause of cervical lymphadenopathy, which includes pattern of lymph node enlargement, lymph node characteristics, systemic symptoms, and extranodal abnormalities, can be very useful in arriving at the correct diagnosis...
October 2017: Seminars in Ultrasound, CT, and MR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021136/distinct-angiogenic-changes-during-carcinogenesis-defined-by-novel-label-free-dark-field-imaging-in-a-hamster-cheek-pouch-model
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Fangyao Hu, Hannah Martin, Amy Frees Martinez, Jeffrey Everitt, Alaattin Erkanli, Walter T Lee, Mark W Dewhirst, Nirmala Ramanujam
There remain gaps in knowledge concerning how vascular morphology evolves during carcinogenesis. In this study, we imaged neovascularization by label-free dark field microscopy of a DMBA-induced hamster cheek pouch model of oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Wavelength-dependent imaging revealed distinct vascular features at different imaging depths and vessel sizes. Vascular tortuosity increased significantly in high-risk lesions, while diameter decreased significantly in hyperplastic and SCC lesions. Large vessels preserved the same trends seen in the original images, whereas small vessels displayed different trends, with length and diameter increasing during carcinogenesis...
October 11, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979650/-urethral-ectropion-may-hide-a-carcinoma
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Mohammed Alae Touzani, Othmane Yddoussalah
The incidence of female urethral cancer is rare and accounts for 0.02% of all women's cancers. It is dominated by epidermoid carcinoma, which most commonly develops in the distal portion of the urethra, extending to inguinal lymph nodes. The diagnosis is confirmed in the distal forms on the basis of uretrocystoscopy with biopsy. Abdominopelvic MRI allows to determine tumor extension as well as its infiltration into tissues and peri-urethral organs. As in superficial tumors of the distal urethra, simple circumferential resection of the urethra associated with resection of the adjacent portion of the anterior surface of the vagina is sufficient...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976111/contribution-of-cell-blocks-obtained-through-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-for-the-determination-of-lung-cancer-subtypes
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Nilgün Yılmaz Demirci, Asiye Uğraş Dikmen, Zarife Abdullayeva, Can Öztürk
INTRODUCTION: It is crucial to diagnose the subtype of lung cancer quickly and accurately for effective therapy. Conventional cytology staining sometimes provides limited information, and additional tissue is often required to diagnose lung cancer. Cell blocks (CB) recovered during endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) increases the diagnostic accuracy of the procedure and the likelihood of additional valuable histochemical and immunohistochemical staining...
October 4, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952522/in-vitro-growth-of-human-keratinocytes-and-oral-cancer-cells-into-microtissues-an-aerosol-based-microencapsulation-technique
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Wai Yean Leong, Chin Fhong Soon, Soon Chuan Wong, Kian Sek Tee, Sok Ching Cheong, Siew Hua Gan, Mansour Youseffi
Cells encapsulation is a micro-technology widely applied in cell and tissue research, tissue transplantation, and regenerative medicine. In this paper, we proposed a growth of microtissue model for the human keratinocytes (HaCaT) cell line and an oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) cell line (ORL-48) based on a simple aerosol microencapsulation technique. At an extrusion rate of 20 μL/min and air flow rate of 0.3 L/min programmed in the aerosol system, HaCaT and ORL-48 cells in alginate microcapsules were encapsulated in microcapsules with a diameter ranging from 200 to 300 μm...
May 14, 2017: Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949955/body-mass-index-change-during-adulthood-and-risk-of-oesophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-a-japanese-population-the-japan-public-health-jphc-based-prospective-study
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Huan Song, Eiko Saito, Norie Sawada, Sarah K Abe, Akihisa Hidaka, Taichi Shimazu, Taiki Yamaji, Atsushi Goto, Motoki Iwasaki, Shizuka Sasazuki, Weimin Ye, Manami Inoue, Shoichiro Tsugane
BACKGROUND: The influence of body mass index (BMI) change during adulthood on the development of oesophageal squamous-cell carcinoma (ESCC) is unknown. METHODS: Based on the Japan Public Health Center-based Prospective Study, we enrolled 103 238 participants from 1990 to 1994. Anthropometric data at age 20 years, baseline, and 5- and/or 10-year follow-up surveys were collected by questionnaire. The effect of BMI change between age 20 years and baseline on ESCC risk was estimated by Cox proportional hazards regression models...
September 26, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937022/yield-of-p53-expression-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-cancer-and-its-relationship-with-survival
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Tushar H Sankalecha, Sudhir J Gupta, Nitin R Gaikwad, Nikhil U Shirole, Harit G Kothari
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is the most aggressive type of cancer. Mutation of tumor suppressor gene p53 is observed in many gastrointestinal malignancies including ESCC. The immunohistochemical protein expression of mutant p53 has been proposed as a potential tool to evaluate the biological behavior of ESCC. Predictive value of p53 for survival is debatable, hence this study was formulated to know the survival of patients with p53 expression in ESCC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We prospectively included 91 consecutive patients of ESCC from August 2014 to August 2016...
September 2017: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915278/differential-diagnosis-of-seborrheic-keratosis-clinical-and-dermoscopic-features
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Ralph P Braun, Sabine Ludwig, Ashfaq A Marghoob
<p>Seborrheic keratosis (SK) is a benign epidermal keratinocytic tumor that is extremely common, particularly in individuals over the age of 50. Most individuals with SK will have more than one lesion and the presence of over 10 lesions in the same person is not uncommon. Although the clinical morphology of most SK with their stuck-on, symmetric, keratotic, and waxy appearance makes them easy to identify, many manifest a morphology resembling melanoma or squamous cell carcinoma. One can argue that such cases will ultimately not prove to be problematic since a simple biopsy will easily reveal their benign nature and eliminate any concerns...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904716/-supracricoid-partial-laryngectomy-scpl-with-either-cricohyoidoepiglottopexy-chep-our-experience-with-16-cases
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Bouchaib Hemmaoui, Mohamed Sahli, Noureddine Errami, Ahmed Rouihi, Mohamed Habib Bahalou, Ilias Benchaifai, Amine Ennouali, Sara Britel, Ismail Nakkabi, Ali Jahidi, Mohamed Zalagh, Saloua Ouaraini, Fouad Benariba
Partial laryngectomy with either cricohyoidoepiglottopexy (CHEP) are mainly used to treat glottic cancers becuse they ensure a satisfactory preservation of physiological functions and satisfactory local carcinologic control. Our study aimed to analyze the functional and carcinologic results of this surgical technique. We conducted a retrospective study of patients undergoing partial laryngectomy with either cricohyoidoepiglottopexy in our Hospital between 2011 and 2014. We analyzed the epidemiological data, the surgical peculiarities, the functional outcomes and the carcinologic control of the disease...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893415/the-prognostic-value-of-derived-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-in-oesophageal-cancer-treated-with-definitive-chemoradiotherapy
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Samantha Cox, Christopher Hurt, Tal Grenader, Somnath Mukherjee, John Bridgewater, Thomas Crosby
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The derived neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (dNLR) is a validated prognostic biomarker for cancer survival but has not been extensively studied in locally-advanced oesophageal cancer treated with definitive chemoradiotherapy (dCRT). We aimed to identify the prognostic value of dNLR in patients recruited to the SCOPE1 trial. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 258 patients were randomised to receive dCRT±cetuximab. Kaplan-Meier's curves and both univariable and multivariable Cox regression models were calculated for overall survival (OS), progression free survival (PFS), local PFS inside the radiation volume (LPFSi), local PFS outside the radiation volume (LPFSo), and distant PFS (DPFS)...
October 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893045/estimation-of-serum-butyryl-cholinesterase-in-patients-with-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-cross-sectional-study
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Keerthi K Nair, Gujjar Vittobarao Pramod, Kanad Chaudhuri, Lingappa Ashok
INTRODUCTION: Oral cancer is a major global threat to public health. It is one of the most common causes of mortality and morbidity in the modern era. Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OSCC) accounts for over 90% of the malignancies involving the oral cavity. The enzyme- Butyryl Cholinesterase (BChE) is proposed to have a role in cell proliferation, cell adhesion, cell differentiation, apoptosis and tumorigenesis. Few studies have been conducted for understanding the significance of serum BChE as a biomarker in oral cancer patients; however literature available is insufficient to arrive at a conclusion...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892918/sarcomatoid-carcinoma-of-renal-pelvis-with-abundant-heterologous-osteosarcomatous-element-a-case-report
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Mona Lisa, Guddi Rani Singh, Richa Madhawi, Bipin Kumar, Zeenat Sarmadi Imam
A 47-year-old male presented with haematuria and flank pain for two weeks. Ultrasonography and renal scan revealed a poorly functioning left kidney with multiple calculi. Simple nephrectomy was performed and the specimen revealed a mass in his renal pelvis which showed both carcinomatous and sarcomatous components on microscopy. The sarcomatous component consisted of diffuse pleomorphic osteoblasts with intervening lacy osteoid, giving an osteosarcoma-like appearance. These areas of tumour were strongly positive for vimentin and osteopontin...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855034/-clinical-characteristics-of-118-cases-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-complicated-with-primary-bronchopulmonary-carcinoma
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Songlin Zhao, Xiuhong Nie, Lin Zhang, Wei Zhang, Han Xiao
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to investigate the clinical characteristics of patients with primary bronchopulmonary carcinoma complicated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and to optimize the early diagnoses in the coexistence of COPD and primary bronchopulmonary carcinoma. METHODS: The clinical data of 118 patients with COPD complicated with primary bronchopulmonary carcinoma were analyzed retrospectively, including age, sex, smoking history, smoking index, clinical symptoms and signs, pathological type, staging, metastasis site and lung function index...
August 20, 2017: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839168/drug-loaded-gingival-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-ginpa-mscs-inhibit-in-vitro-proliferation-of-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Valentina Coccè, Davide Farronato, Anna Teresa Brini, Carla Masia, Aldo Bruno Giannì, Giovanna Piovani, Francesca Sisto, Giulio Alessandri, Francesca Angiero, Augusto Pessina
Human mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) have been widely investigated both for regenerative medicine and their antinflammatory/immunomodulatory capacity. However, their ability to home pathological tissues suggested the development of strategies for using MSCs as carrier to deliver drug into tumor microenvironment. MSCs obtained from different tissues can be loaded in vitro with anti-cancer drugs by a simple procedures. In this report, we studied MSCs isolated and expanded from gingival papilla (GinPa-MSCs), by testing their ability to uptake and release three important anti-neoplastic drugs: Paclitaxel (PTX), Doxorubicin (DXR) and Gemcitabine (GCB)...
August 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807346/application-of-a-time-resolved-fluoroimmunoassay-for-detection-of-p16ink4a-in-cervix
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Li Ding, Qiong Chen, Wanting Fan, Xianjin Zou
OBJECTIVE: To establish a time-resolved fluoroimmunoassay (TRFIA) method to detect p16INK4a. METHODS: 119 cases of exfoliative cells following Thinprep cytologic test (TCT) test were selected for TRFIA and biopsy tissues of these patients according to TCT results were collected for immunohistochemical (IHC) staining. RESULTS: There were 40 cases with cervicitis, 16 cases of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 1 (CIN1), 15 cases of CIN2, 26 cases of CIN3, and 22 cases of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)...
August 2017: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777143/assessing-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-in-solid-tumors-a-practical-review-for-pathologists-and-proposal-for-a-standardized-method-from-the-international-immuno-oncology-biomarkers-working-group-part-2-tils-in-melanoma-gastrointestinal-tract-carcinomas-non
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Shona Hendry, Roberto Salgado, Thomas Gevaert, Prudence A Russell, Tom John, Bibhusal Thapa, Michael Christie, Koen van de Vijver, M V Estrada, Paula I Gonzalez-Ericsson, Melinda Sanders, Benjamin Solomon, Cinzia Solinas, Gert G G M Van den Eynden, Yves Allory, Matthias Preusser, Johannes Hainfellner, Giancarlo Pruneri, Andrea Vingiani, Sandra Demaria, Fraser Symmans, Paolo Nuciforo, Laura Comerma, E A Thompson, Sunil Lakhani, Seong-Rim Kim, Stuart Schnitt, Cecile Colpaert, Christos Sotiriou, Stefan J Scherer, Michail Ignatiadis, Sunil Badve, Robert H Pierce, Giuseppe Viale, Nicolas Sirtaine, Frederique Penault-Llorca, Tomohagu Sugie, Susan Fineberg, Soonmyung Paik, Ashok Srinivasan, Andrea Richardson, Yihong Wang, Ewa Chmielik, Jane Brock, Douglas B Johnson, Justin Balko, Stephan Wienert, Veerle Bossuyt, Stefan Michiels, Nils Ternes, Nicole Burchardi, Stephen J Luen, Peter Savas, Frederick Klauschen, Peter H Watson, Brad H Nelson, Carmen Criscitiello, Sandra O'Toole, Denis Larsimont, Roland de Wind, Giuseppe Curigliano, Fabrice André, Magali Lacroix-Triki, Mark van de Vijver, Federico Rojo, Giuseppe Floris, Shahinaz Bedri, Joseph Sparano, David Rimm, Torsten Nielsen, Zuzana Kos, Stephen Hewitt, Baljit Singh, Gelareh Farshid, Sibylle Loibl, Kimberly H Allison, Nadine Tung, Sylvia Adams, Karen Willard-Gallo, Hugo M Horlings, Leena Gandhi, Andre Moreira, Fred Hirsch, Maria V Dieci, Maria Urbanowicz, Iva Brcic, Konstanty Korski, Fabien Gaire, Hartmut Koeppen, Amy Lo, Jennifer Giltnane, Marlon C Rebelatto, Keith E Steele, Jiping Zha, Kenneth Emancipator, Jonathan W Juco, Carsten Denkert, Jorge Reis-Filho, Sherene Loi, Stephen B Fox
Assessment of the immune response to tumors is growing in importance as the prognostic implications of this response are increasingly recognized, and as immunotherapies are evaluated and implemented in different tumor types. However, many different approaches can be used to assess and describe the immune response, which limits efforts at implementation as a routine clinical biomarker. In part 1 of this review, we have proposed a standardized methodology to assess tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) in solid tumors, based on the International Immuno-Oncology Biomarkers Working Group guidelines for invasive breast carcinoma...
November 2017: Advances in Anatomic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766010/evaluation-of-the-budding-and-depth-of-invasion-bd-model-in-oral-tongue-cancer-biopsies
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Alhadi Almangush, Ilmo Leivo, Maria Siponen, Elias Sundquist, Rayan Mroueh, Antti A Mäkitie, Ylermi Soini, Caj Haglund, Pentti Nieminen, Tuula Salo
It is of great clinical importance to identify simple prognostic markers from preoperative biopsies that could guide treatment planning. Here, we compared tumor budding (B), depth of invasion (D), and the combined scores (i.e., budding and depth of invasion (BD) histopathologic model) in preoperative biopsies and the corresponding postoperative specimens of oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma (OTSCC). Tumor budding and depth of invasion were evaluated in the pre- and postoperative samples from 100 patients treated for OTSCC...
August 2, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
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