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Angela C Chi, Terry A Day, Brad W Neville
Oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OC-SCC) is the most common malignancy of the head and neck (excluding nonmelanoma skin cancer). Recent trends have shown a dramatic rise in the incidence of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OP-SCC), with a marked increase in lesions related to human papillomavirus infection. This update presents the latest evidence regarding OC-SCC and OP-SCC. In particular, the authors compare and contrast tumors at these two sites with respect to epidemiology, etiopathogenesis, clinicopathologic presentation, clinical assessment, imaging, management, and prognosis...
September 2015: CA: a Cancer Journal for Clinicians
Richard Castillo, Ngoc Pham, Sobiya Ansari, Dmitriy Meshkov, Sarah Castillo, Min Li, Adenike Olanrewaju, Brian Hobbs, Edward Castillo, Thomas Guerrero
BACKGROUND: A retrospective analysis is performed to determine if pre-treatment [18 F]-2-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG PET/CT) image derived parameters can predict radiation pneumonitis (RP) clinical symptoms in lung cancer patients. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We retrospectively studied 100 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients who underwent FDG PET/CT imaging before initiation of radiotherapy (RT). Pneumonitis symptoms were evaluated using the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events version 4...
March 13, 2014: Radiation Oncology
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