Cetuximab in the management of nasopharyngeal carcinoma - a narrative review.

CONCLUSION: There is no evidence of benefit from the addition of cetuximab to standard management protocols, and there is some evidence of increased toxicity. There is more promise for its use in metastatic or locally recurrent settings. This review draws together the existing evidence and could provide a focus for future studies. PMID: 31506113 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

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AbstractHead and neck cancers, including those of the lip and oral cavity, nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, oropharynx, larynx and nasopharynx represent nearly 700,000 new cases and 380,000 deaths worldwide per annum, and account for over 10,000 annual deaths in the United States alone. Improvement in outcomes are needed for patients with recurrent and or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (HNSCC). In 2016, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted the first immunotherapeutic approvals – the anti-PD-1 immune checkpoint inhibitors nivolumab and pembrolizumab – for the treatment of pa...
Source: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusions: In OSCC, very low preoperative NLR values have a negative prognostic impact on survival and recurrence, similarly to high ratios. ENE and perineural spread are the most important clinical-pathologic prognosticators. Introduction Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) accounts for more than 95% of oral tumors and is the eighth most frequent cancer worldwide, with an estimated incidence of 640,000 new cases per year (1). Survival of OSCC has slightly improved over the last 30 years, probably as a consequence of multimodal treatment spreading. However, intensified therapeutic regimens can result in signific...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusions In the span of a very short time—less than a decade—robotic head and neck surgery has transformed the management of the head and neck cancer, and it seems clear that the future of treatment for these cancers lies in a multimodal approach in which TORS is likely to play an important role. Nevertheless, it is important to keep in mind that the current indications for TORS are limited and long-term data on the safety and oncological outcomes are needed to better understand the true role of TORS in treatment of head and neck cancer. Nonetheless, the emergence of ever more advanced robotic instruments i...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Hepatoma-Derived Growth Factor and DDX5 Promote Carcinogenesis and Progression of Endometrial Cancer by Activating β-Catenin Chunhua Liu1†, Lijing Wang1†, Qingping Jiang2†, Junyi Zhang3†, Litong Zhu1, Li Lin1, Huiping Jiang1, Dan Lin1, Yanyi Xiao1, Weiyi Fang1,3 and Suiqun Guo1* 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Third Affiliated Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China 2Department of Pathology, Third Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China 3Integrated Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Southern Medical University, Guang...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
The TNM classification is a worldwide standard staging system used to define the extent of cancer and is a major prognostic factor in predicting the outcome of patients. The TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours, 8th edition, has been used since January 1, 2018. In the area of head and neck cancer major modifications were produced: important updated T and N modification for oral cavity and nasopharyngeal cancer, the introduction of clinical and pathological stages for neck disease, and a new HPV-16-positive HNSCC classification. While until a few years ago the TNM staging system classified prognostic risk groups based on...
Source: Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Abstract The TNM classification is a worldwide standard staging system used to define the extent of cancer and is a major prognostic factor in predicting the outcome of patients. The TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours, 8th edition, has been used since January 1, 2018. In the area of head and neck cancer major modifications were produced: important updated T and N modification for oral cavity and nasopharyngeal cancer, the introduction of clinical and pathological stages for neck disease, and a new HPV-16-positive HNSCC classification. While until a few years ago the TNM staging system classified prognostic ri...
Source: Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Oncology Source Type: research
Yan Lui : Epstein-Barr virus-positive nasopharyngeal carcinoma (EBV(+) NPC), and human papillomavirus-positive head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HPV(+) HNSCC) are two distinct types of aggressive head and neck cancers with early age onsets. Their recently identified genomic landscapes by whole-exome sequencing (WES) clearly reveal critical roles of: (1) inflammation via NF-kB activation, (2) survival via PI3K aberrations, and perhaps (3) immune evasion via MHC loss in these cancers as summarized in this review. Immediate outcomes of these WES studies include the identification of potential prognostic biomarkers, a...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeTo evaluate therapeutic response to chemoradiotherapy and prediction of recurrence and death in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) using Positron Emission Tomography Response Criteria in Solid Tumors (PERCIST).Materials and methodsForty-two patients (mean 63.4, range 20 –79 years) with nasopharyngeal (n = 10), oropharyngeal (n = 13), hypopharyngeal (n = 11), or laryngeal (n = 8) cancer underwent fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) before and approximately 3 months (mea...
Source: Annals of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
Head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC) are common in adults but considered rare in the pediatric population. However, there is evidence of a rising incidence of pediatric head and neck cancer, which is of concern considering little is known about pediatric HNSCC. There are few standards regarding appropriate management and care of these patients, and most approaches have been extrapolated from adult HNSCC management. The purpose of this study was to examine patient demographics, temporal and treatment trends, and survival outcomes of pediatric non-nasopharyngeal HNSCC using the National Cancer Database
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
Conditions:   Head and Neck Basaloid Carcinoma;   Recurrent Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma;   Recurrent Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma;   Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Unknown Primary Origin;   Stage IV Lip and Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma AJCC v6 and v7;   Stage IV Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinus Squamous Cell Carcinoma AJCC v7;   Stage IV Nasopharyngeal Keratinizing Squamous Cell Carcinoma AJCC v7;   Stage IV Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma AJCC v7;   St...
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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