Inadequate target volume delineation and local-regional recurrence after intensity-modulated radiotherapy for human papillomavirus-positive oropharynx cancer.

CONCLUSION: A significant proportion of local-regional recurrences from HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer represented geographical misses which possibly could have been prevented with more meticulous attention to IMRT planning. This finding has important implications with respect to ongoing attempts to de-escalate radiation dose for this disease. Our data highlight the importance of robust quality assurance with careful review of target volumes prior to the initiation of IMRT. PMID: 28511960 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Radiotherapy and Oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Radiother Oncol Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: CT-based radiomics may be useful in predicting human papillomavirus status and overall survival in patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma.
Source: American Journal of Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: FUNCTIONAL Source Type: research
The incidence of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) in the US is rapidly increasing, driven largely by the epidemic of human papillomavirus (HPV)-mediated OPSCC. Although survival for patients with ...
Source: BMC Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Abstract Human papillomavirus (HPV) is commonly found on the cervix. However, new sites of the virus have emerged during the past 10 years, including the oropharynx in both sexes and the anus in men. According to Senkomago et al. (2019), 34,800 cancers reported annually in the United States from 2012 to 2016 were attributable to HPV. Of these cases, 92% were attributable to types of HPV that are targeted by the 9-valent vaccine (Senkomago et al., 2019). The role of the oncology nurse in HPV prevention begins with the education of patients and their family members regarding updated vaccination information. PMI...
Source: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Clin J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research
Sensitivity of human papillomavirus‑positive and ‑negative oropharyngeal cancer cell lines to ionizing irradiation. Oncol Rep. 2020 Jul 31;: Authors: Holzhauser S, Pirotte E, Jones J, Owens D, Al-Hussaini A, Giles P, Evans M, Man S, Powell N Abstract Human papillomavirus‑positive (HPV+) oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) has increased in incidence and has a much better prognosis than HPV‑negative (HPV‑) OPSCC with radiotherapy alone, but exactly why is unknown. The present study therefore aimed to further examine the sensitivity and possible changes in gene expression of several HP...
Source: Oncology Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Rep Source Type: research
Abstract Human papillomavirus (HPV) causes most cervical cancers and some cancers of the penis, vulva, vagina, oropharynx, and anus. Cervical precancers can be detected through screening. HPV vaccination with the 9-valent HPV vaccine (9vHPV) can prevent approximately 92% of HPV-attributable cancers (1).* Previous studies have shown lower incidence of HPV-associated cancers in non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations compared with other racial subgroups (2); however, these rates might have been underestimated as a result of racial misclassification. Previous studies have shown that cancer ...
Source: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkl... - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tags: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep Source Type: research
TNM-8 staging separates oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas (OPSCC) into human papillomavirus (HPV)-mediated and -unrelated OPSCC based on p16INK4a overexpression (p16+), as surrogate marker for HPV. However, OPSCC is histologically and clinically heterogenous including tonsillar and base of tongue squamous cell carcinomas (TSCC and BOTSCC respectively), and carcinomas of soft palate and walls (otherOPSCC). The significance of HPV is established in TSCC/BOTSCC, while its role in otherOPSCC is unclear, which is not considered in TNM-8.
Source: European Journal of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
This study therefore aimed to further investigate the prognostic role of p16+, presence of HPV DNA, or both combined in other OPSCC. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 195 other OPSCC, from patients diagnosed 2000-2018 were tested for p16, and/or presence of HPV DNA and the data correlated to outcome. RESULTS: Neither overall survival, nor disease free survival correlated to presence of p16+ or HPV DNA in other OPSCC. p16+ and HPV DNA presence were correlated (p 
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research
ConclusionsAMV002 was well tolerated at all dose levels and resulted in enhanced specific immunity to virus-derived tumour-associated antigens in subjects previously treated for HPV-associated OPSCC.
Source: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
The incidence of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) in the US is rapidly increasing, driven largely by the epidemic of human papillomavirus (HPV)-mediated OPSCC. (Gillison M, et al. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2008) Although survival for patients with HPV mediated OPSCC (HPV+ OPSCC) is generally better than that of patients with non-viral mediated (HPV-) OPSCC, the improvement is not uniform. (Vadwa N, et al. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2019)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
Conditions:   Clinical Stage III Human Papillomavirus (HPV)-Mediated (p16-Positive) Oropharyngeal Carcinoma AJCC v8;   Clinical Stage IV HPV-Mediated (p16-Positive) Oropharyngeal Carcinoma AJCC v8;   Locally Advanced Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma;   Locally Advanced Hypopharyngeal Squamous Cell Car cinoma;   Locally Advanced Laryngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma;   Locally Advanced Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma;   Locally Advanced Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma;   Pathologic Stage III HPV-Mediated (p16-Positive) Oropharyngeal Carcinoma AJCC v8;   Pathologic Stag...
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