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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627989/computed-tomography-detection-of-extracapsular-spread-of-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-head-and-neck-in-metastatic-cervical-lymph-nodes
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Joshua A Carlton, Adam W Maxwell, Lyndsey B Bauer, Sara M McElroy, Lester J Layfield, Humera Ahsan, Ajay Agarwal
Background and purpose In patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (HNSCC), extracapsular spread (ECS) of metastases in cervical lymph nodes affects prognosis and therapy. We assessed the accuracy of intravenous contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) and the utility of imaging criteria for preoperative detection of ECS in metastatic cervical lymph nodes in patients with HNSCC. Materials and methods Preoperative intravenous contrast-enhanced neck CT images of 93 patients with histopathological HNSCC metastatic nodes were retrospectively assessed by two neuroradiologists for ECS status and ECS imaging criteria...
June 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624026/the-prediction-of-the-treatment-response-of-cervical-nodes-using-intravoxel-incoherent-motion-diffusion-weighted-imaging
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Simona Marzi, Francesca Piludu, Giuseppe Sanguineti, Laura Marucci, Alessia Farneti, Irene Terrenato, Raul Pellini, Maria Benevolo, Renato Covello, Antonello Vidiri
PURPOSE: To investigate the predictive role of Intravoxel Incoherent Motion Diffusion-Weighted Imaging (IVIM-DWI) parameters on cervical nodal response to chemo-radiotherapy (CRT) of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with pathologically confirmed HNSCC were included in the present prospective study, having at least one positive cervical lymph node (LN). They received concomitant CRT and underwent three serial IVIM-DWI investigations: before, at mid-treatment and after treatment completion...
July 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622888/validation-of-the-pathological-classification-of-lymph-node-metastasis-for-head-and-neck-tumors-according-to-the-8th-edition-of-the-tnm-classification-of-malignant-tumors
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Jacinto García, Montserrat López, Laura López, Silvia Bagué, Esther Granell, Miquel Quer, Xavier León
OBJECTIVES: One of the main changes in the 8th edition of the TNM Classification for head and neck tumors is the inclusion of extracapsular spread (ECS) as a criterion for evaluating the regional extension, both clinical (cN) and pathological (pN). The objective of our study is to evaluate the prognostic capacity derived from the inclusion of the ECS in the pathological classification of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) patients treated with a neck dissection, as established by the 8th edition TNM Classification...
July 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611305/kdm4a-as-a-prognostic-marker-of-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-evidence-from-tissue-microarray-studies-in-a-multicenter-cohort
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Xin Jin, Hao Xu, Xingyu Wu, Taiwen Li, Jing Li, Yu Zhou, Hongxia Dan, Lu Jiang, Xin Zeng, Ping Ji, Qianming Chen
PURPOSE: Previous studies have identified histone demethylase KDM4A to be a key epigenetic priming factor for the invasive squamous cell carcinoma growth and metastasis. The purpose of this study was to examine KDM4A as an independent prognostic marker in oral squamous cell carcinoma, using multicenter tissue microarrays. RESULTS: The expression of KDM4A was significantly correlated with lymph node metastasis and TNM stage. KDM4A overexpression was associated with poor overall survival, and it was found to be a statistically significant independent predictor of all-cause mortality...
May 30, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592285/blockade-of-adenosine-a2a-receptor-enhances-cd8-t-cells-response-and-decreases-regulatory-t-cells-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Si-Rui Ma, Wei-Wei Deng, Jian-Feng Liu, Liang Mao, Guang-Tao Yu, Lin-Lin Bu, Ashok B Kulkarni, Wen-Feng Zhang, Zhi-Jun Sun
BACKGROUND: Cancer immunotherapy offers a promising approach in cancer treatment. The adenosine A2A receptor (A2AR) could protect cancerous tissues from immune clearance via inhibiting T cells response. To date, the role of A2AR in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) has not been investigated. Here, we sought to explore the expression and immunotherapeutic value of A2AR blockade in HNSCC. METHODS: The expression of A2AR was evaluated by immunostaining in 43 normal mucosae, 48 dysplasia and 165 primary HNSCC tissues...
June 7, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583628/lymph-node-metastasis-in-head-and-neck-squamous-carcinoma-efficacy-of-intravoxel-incoherent-motion-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-the-differential-diagnosis
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Long Liang, Xiaoning Luo, Zhouyang Lian, Wenbo Chen, Bin Zhang, Yuhao Dong, Changhong Liang, Shuixing Zhang
PURPOSE: To evaluate the value of pure molecular diffusion(D), perfusion-related diffusion (D*), perfusion fraction (f) and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) based on intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) theory for differential diagnosis of metastatic lymph nodes (LNs) in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma(HNSCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: 29 patients with HNSCC and 20 patients with lymph node hyperplasia (LNH) were enrolled in this retrospective study, underwent magnetic resonance (MR) examination...
May 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547946/ccr7-and-cxcr4-expression-in-primary-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinomas-and-nodal-metastases-%C3%A2-a-clinical-and-immunohistochemical-study
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Maya Al-Jokhadar, Ahmad Al-Mandily, Khaled Zaid, Elie Azar Maalouf
Background: Squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) are common head and neck malignancies demonstrating lymph node LN involvement. Recently chemokine receptor overxpression has been reported in many cancers. Of particular interest, CCR7 appears to be a strong mediator of LN metastases, while CXCR4 may mediate distant metastases. Any relations between their expression in primary HNSCCs and metastatic lymph nodes need to be clarified. Aims: To investigate CCR7 andCXCR4 expression in primary HNSCCs of all tumor sizes, clinical stages and histological grades, as well as involved lymph nodes, then make comparisons, also with control normal oral epithelium...
April 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540535/prognostic-value-of-maximum-standardized-uptake-value-measured-by-pretreatment-18f-fdg-pet-ct-in-locally-advanced-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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J Cacicedo, I Fernandez, O Del Hoyo, A Navarro, A Gomez-Iturriaga, J Ignacio Pijoan, L Martinez-Indart, J Escudero, J Gomez-Suarez, R Ortiz de Zarate, J Fernando Perez, P Bilbao, D Rades
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the prognostic impact of maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) in patients with locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) undergoing pretreatment [F-18] fluoro-D-glucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG PET/CT) imaging. MATERIALS/METHODS: Fifty-eight patients undergoing FDG PET/CT before radical treatment with definitive radiotherapy (±concomitant chemotherapy) or surgery + postoperative (chemo)radiation were analyzed...
May 24, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494008/blocking-of-stromal-interaction-molecule-1-expression-influence-cell-proliferation-and-promote-cell-apoptosis-in-vitro-and-inhibit-tumor-growth-in-vivo-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Ping Li, Xue-Yan Bian, Qing Chen, Xiao-Feng Yao, Xu-Dong Wang, Wen-Chao Zhang, Ying-Jie Tao, Rui Jin, Lun Zhang
Calcium signal plays an important role in a variety of cancer cell metabolism, but knowledge on its role in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is limited. Store-operated calcium entry (SOCE) is the principal Ca2+ entry mechanism that maintains calcium concentration and produces calcium signal in non-excitable cells. SOCE is triggered by stromal interaction molecule 1 (STIM1), which is located in endoplasmic reticulum (ER) as Ca2+ sensor. Although, many studies demonstrated that STIM1 and SOCE play important functions in the regulation of many cancer progressions, their clinical relevance in HNSCC remains unclear...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476434/survival-patterns-in-elderly-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-patients-treated-with-definitive-radiation-therapy
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Linda W Sommers, Roel J H M Steenbakkers, Henk P Bijl, Johanna G M Vemer-van den Hoek, Jan L N Roodenburg, Sjoukje F Oosting, Gyorgy B Halmos, Sophia E de Rooij, Johannes A Langendijk
PURPOSE: We sought to assess the effect of age on overall survival (OS), cancer-specific survival (CSS), and non-cancer-related death (NCRD) in elderly (aged ≥70 years) head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) patients treated with definitive radiation therapy. The results were compared with those of younger patients, and the most important prognostic factors for survival endpoints were determined. Treatments may be better justified based on identification of the main differences in survival between young and elderly patients...
July 15, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
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
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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/28384866/evaluation-of-cyclin-d1-expression-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Vishal Dhingra, Jyoti Verma, Vatsala Misra, Sapan Srivastav, Faheema Hasan
INTRODUCTION: Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) is an aggressive epithelial malignancy of the upper aero digestive tract and comprises 90% of all Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC). It is the sixth leading cancer worldwide with approximately 600,000 cases reported annually. It is one of the most common cancers in India. Tumour Lymph Node and Metastases (TNM) staging has been the most useful indicator to predict prognosis in HNSCC but recently various biomolecular markers have potentially offered new methods for early diagnosis and treatment alternatives for HNSCC patients; one amongst them being cyclin D1...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350060/silencing-of-fancd2-enhances-the-radiosensitivity-of-metastatic-cervical-lymph-node-derived-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-hsc-4-cells
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Hua-Jun Feng, Yi-Lin Bao, Zhuo-Ping Liang, Fei-Peng Zhao, Sheng-En Xu, Wei Xu, Chong Zhao, Gang Qin
Fanconi anemia complementation group D2 (FANCD2) is involved in the key steps of the Fanconi anemia (FA) pathway, which plays a role in the repair of DNA crosslink damage. However, the role of FANCD2 during radiotherapy for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is unclear. In this study, the HNSCC cell line HSC-4 was used. Western blotting was used to evaluate the expression of the FANCD2 in HSC-4 cells. We investigated the impact of FANCD2 on the radiosensitivity of HSC-4 cells in vitro and in vivo...
March 7, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314789/non-invasive-imaging-of-cycling-hypoxia-in-head-neck-cancer-using-intrinsic-susceptibility-mri
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Rafal Panek, Liam Welsh, Lauren Cj Baker, Maria A Schmidt, Kee H Wong, Angela Riddell, Dow-Mu Koh, Alex Dunlop, Dualta Mcquaid, James A d'Arcy, Shreerang Bhide, Kevin J Harrington, Christopher M Nutting, Georgina Hopkinson, Cheryl Richardson, Carol Box, Suzanne A Eccles, Martin O Leach, Simon P Robinson, Katie L Newbold
PURPOSE: To evaluate intrinsic susceptibility (IS) MRI for the identification of cycling hypoxia, and the assessment of its extent and spatial distribution, in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) xenografts and patients. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Quantitation of the transverse relaxation rate R2*, which is sensitive to paramagnetic deoxyhemoglobin, using serial IS-MRI acquisitions, was used to monitor temporal oscillations in levels of paramagnetic deoxyhemoglobin in human CAL(R) xenografts and patients with HNSCC at 3T...
March 17, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285905/targeting-bmi1-cancer-stem-cells-overcomes-chemoresistance-and-inhibits-metastases-in-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Demeng Chen, Mansi Wu, Yang Li, Insoon Chang, Quan Yuan, Mari Ekimyan-Salvo, Peng Deng, Bo Yu, Yongxin Yu, Jiaqiang Dong, John M Szymanski, Sivakumar Ramadoss, Jiong Li, Cun-Yu Wang
Squamous cell carcinoma in the head and neck (HNSCC) is a common yet poorly understood cancer, with adverse clinical outcomes due to treatment resistance, recurrence, and metastasis. Putative cancer stem cells (CSCs) have been identified in HNSCC, and BMI1 expression has been linked to these phenotypes, but optimal treatment strategies to overcome chemotherapeutic resistance and eliminate metastases have not yet been identified. Here we show through lineage tracing and genetic ablation that BMI1(+) CSCs mediate invasive growth and cervical lymph node metastasis in a mouse model of HNSCC...
May 4, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268168/elevated-na-h-exchanger-1-expression-enhances-the-metastatic-collective-migration-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cells
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Teppei Kaminota, Hajime Yano, Kohei Shiota, Noriko Nomura, Haruna Yaguchi, Yui Kirino, Kentaro Ohara, Issei Tetsumura, Tomoyoshi Sanada, Toru Ugumori, Junya Tanaka, Naohito Hato
Cancer cells can migrate as collectives during invasion and/or metastasis; however, the precise molecular mechanisms of this form of migration are less clear compared with single cell migration following epithelial-mesenchymal transition. Elevated Na(+)/H(+) exchanger1 (NHE1) expression has been suggested to have malignant roles in a number of cancer cell lines and in vivo tumor models. Furthermore, a metastatic human head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) cell line (SASL1m) that was isolated based on its increased metastatic potential also exhibited higher NHE1 expression than its parental line SAS...
April 22, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195253/diagnostic-role-of-detecting-hpv-in-a-fnac-of-metastatic-laterocervical-lymph-node-in-a-case-of-occult-hpv-related-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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A Ginori, F Scaramuzzino, M A G Munezero Butorano, A Barone, A Disanto
Human papillomavirus (HPV)-related head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC) are radiosensitive tumors and have a better prognosis than the conventional keratinizing HNSCC. Despite extensive radiographic and clinical evaluation in approximately 3% to 5% of patients who present with cervical lymph node metastases, the primary tumor remains occult. The lack of a clinically identifiable primary tumor usually leads to more aggressive therapy, which can result in higher morbidity. Herein, we report a case of a patient with an occult HPV-related HNSCC, diagnosed detecting HPV in a fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of metastatic laterocervical lymph nodes...
June 2016: Pathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174607/pitx3-dna-methylation-is-an-independent-predictor-of-overall-survival-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Verena Sailer, Emily Eva Holmes, Heidrun Gevensleben, Diane Goltz, Freya Dröge, Alina Franzen, Jörn Dietrich, Glen Kristiansen, Friedrich Bootz, Andreas Schröck, Dimo Dietrich
BACKGROUND: Molecular biomarkers assisting risk-group assignment and subsequent treatment stratification are urgently needed for patients with squamous cell cancer of the head and neck region (HNSCC). Aberrant methylation is a frequent event in cancer and, therefore, a promising source for potential biomarkers. Here, the methylation status of the paired-like homeodomain transcription factor 3 (PITX3) was evaluated in HNSCC. METHODS: Using a quantitative real-time PCR, PITX3 methylation was assessed in a cohort of 326 HNSCC patients treated for localized or locally advanced disease (training cohort)...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168367/clinical-implications-of-nonspecific-pulmonary-nodules-identified-during-the-initial-evaluation-of-patients-with-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Minsu Kwon, Sang Hoon Lee, Yoon Se Lee, Choong Wook Lee, Jong-Lyel Roh, Seung-Ho Choi, Soon Yuhl Nam, Sang Yoon Kim
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to identify the clinical implications of nonspecific pulmonary nodules (NPNs) detected in the initial staging workup for patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). METHODS: Medical records of patients who had been diagnosed and treated in our hospital were retrospectively analysed. After definite treatment, changes of NPNs detected on initial evaluation were monitored via serial chest computed tomography. The associations between NPNs and the clinicopathological characteristics of primary HNSCC were evaluated...
February 6, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164611/serum-level-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Adina E Stanciu, Adina Zamfir-Chiru-Anton, Marcel M Stanciu, Cristian R Popescu, Dan C Gheorghe
BACKGROUND: Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is characterized by the upregulation of a large number of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). The aim of the study was to investigate the level of MMP-9 in the sera of HNSCC patients and its relationship to clinicopathological features. METHODS: Serum samples from sixty-five patients (56M/9F, 59.11 ± 9.02 years) with HNSCC were quantitatively measured by ELISA assay, before and two days after surgery. Forty healthy volunteers served as controls (29M/ 11F, 56...
August 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
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