Transoral Robotic Surgery Total Laryngectomy: Evaluation of Functional and Survival Outcomes in a Retrospective Case Series at a Single Institution

Conclusions: TORS-TL is a feasible and safe treatment option with possible advantages for carefully selected patients in experienced hands.ORL 2017;79:191-201
Source: ORL - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: ELF3 showed selective expression in low-grade cell lines and tumor tissues. Overexpression of ELF3 in mesenchymal cell line UMUC3 resulted in reduced invasion and decreased expression of mesenchymal markers. We observe association of low ELF3 expression with increased risk and overall poor survival using publicly available data. ELF3-modulated reversal of EMT might be a useful strategy in the treatment of bladder cancer. PMID: 31104013 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cancer Biomarkers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cancer Biomark Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: To our knowledge this is the first study comparing the levels of protein and mRNA in the serum material of HGF, c-MET, EGF and EGFR parameters in lung cancer patients' blood samples. Further prospective studies with more participants for better understanding of mechanism and effect for HGF and c-MET inhibitors in lung cancer will help us to identify of these biomarkers role for guiding us to sellect individualized itargeted therapies. PMID: 31104010 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cancer Biomarkers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cancer Biomark Source Type: research
This study was carried out in accordance with the recommendations of international guidelines and ethical standards with written informed consent from all subjects. All subjects gave written informed consent in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki. The protocol was approved by the Institutional Ethics Committee of Kunming General Hospital, China. miRNAs, Plasmids, Transfection, and Irradiation To predict miRNAs with potential binding sites in the 3′UTR of PHLDA2, Targetscan (http://www.targetscan.org/), miRanda (http://www.microrna.org/), and Diana database (http://diana.cslab,ece.nura.gr/) algorithms were u...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionImaging studies may provide clues for diagnosis of non-squamous cell laryngeal lesions. Clinical and imaging findings and previous clinical history should be evaluated together in clinical management of laryngeal lesions.ResumoIntroduçãoO carcinoma de células escamosas é a neoplasia laríngea mais comum, representando aproximadamente 95% de todas as neoplasias malignas da laringe. No entanto, vários outros tumores benignos e malignos, e doenças inflamatórias, podem afetar a laringe.ObjetivoO objetivo deste estudo é analisar os achados clínicos e...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Bajcsay A, Polgár C Abstract The treatment of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck is multimodal, including surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy, or the combination of those. Though aggressive treatment results in complete tumor remission in many patients even in locally advanced stages, unfortunately local relapse is not uncommon. For patients not candidate for salvage surgery, chemotherapy and conventional fractionated external beam irradiation can be applied. However, for patients previously treated with full-dose radiotherapy, the deliverable reirradiation dose is limited, considering the el...
Source: Magyar Onkologia - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Magy Onkol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Pathological uptake of 18F-FDOPA does not always indicate the presence of a NET. The possibility of 18F-FDOPA uptake by tumor types other than NETs, although rare, should be considered. PMID: 29875288 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Journal of Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Eur J Endocrinol Source Type: research
ConclusionOur experience confirms that radical resectional pelvic surgery can be safely performed with acceptable results during the establishment phase of a dedicated tertiary service.
Source: ANZ Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Abstract Rare cases of metastatic squamous cell carcinoma with chondroid differentiation from esophageal primary have been reported but none from the uterine cervix. Given the rarity of this phenomenon and potential diagnostic pitfall, we present this unusual case. The patient is a 25‐year‐old woman who presented with shortness of breath. Computerized tomography (CT) showed several lung and pleural‐based nodules. CT‐guided core biopsy with touch preparations were performed on the pleural‐based nodule. The touch preparations showed large, spindle‐to‐oval shaped cells with pleomorphic nuclei embedded in metachr...
Source: Diagnostic Cytopathology - Category: Pathology Authors: Tags: BRIEF REPORT Source Type: research
Conclusion Treatment approach of non-epithelial tumors of the larynx depends on the site and extent of the tumor, histology, and sensitivity of adjuvant therapy. Benign tumors can be managed without need for aggressive resection thereby sparing laryngeal function.
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Conclusions: pulmonary carcinosarcoma of the lung is a rare biphasic tumor. Complete surgical resection is the treatment of choice for this tumor. The prognosis of patients with pulmonary carcinosarcoma is poor despite complete surgical resection and adjuvant chemotherapy.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: 11.1 Lung Cancer Source Type: research
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