Update on HPV-associated head and neck cancer-highlights from the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting.

[Update on HPV-associated head and neck cancer-highlights from the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting]. HNO. 2019 Nov 07;: Authors: Tribius S, Würdemann N, Laban S, Hoffmann TK, Sharma SJ, Klussmann JP Abstract At this year's Annual Meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the keyword search "HPV-associated head and neck cancer" resulted in 920 hits-74% of the hits on human papillomavirus (HPV). This underlines the relevance of the topic. The spectrum ranged from validation and separation of the prognostic groups of patients with HPV-associated oropharyngeal carcinoma (OPSCC) according to TNM 8, to the characterization of new tumor markers and tumor mutational burden for possible de-escalation strategies to avoid toxicity of standard multimodal treatments. It has been shown that the separation of p16-positive OPSCC into Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) stages I and II with the current TNM 8 classification without further markers is not sufficiently successful to justify de-escalation strategies. Following publication of the results of the De-ESCALaTE- and RTOG-1016 trials in 2018, which confirm the current standard of care for p16-positive OPSCC, no further phase III studies on de-escalation were presented. In a presented prospective phase II study (NCT02281955), the radiotherapy dose was reduced to cumulative 60 Gy, whereby the simultaneous chemotherapy regimen with cisplatin 30...
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n Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the cause of a growing percentage of head and neck cancers (HNC); primarily, a subset of oral squamous cell carcinoma, oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma, and laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma. The majority of HPV-associated head and neck cancers (HPV + HNC) are caused by HPV16; additionally, co-factors such as smoking and immunosuppression contribute to the progression of HPV + HNC by interfering with tumor suppressor miRNA and impairing mediators of the immune system. This review summarizes current studies on HPV + HNC, ranging from potential modes of oral transmission of ...
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
This article focuses on the epidemiology, transmission, risk factors, and clinical presentation of HPV-associated oropharyngeal SCC, and provides an update on HPV vaccination in the context of the new head and neck cancer epidemic.
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - Category: Primary Care Tags: CME: Oncology Source Type: research
In conclusion, HPV-DNA prevalence was significantly lower in our HNSCC patients than worldwide 32–36% estimates (p ≤ 0.001). Although infrequent, oropharyngeal cancer increased over years and showed 21% HPV-DNA positivity, which is close to the worldwide 36–46% estimates (p = 0.16). Besides age, smoking, tumor stage, and treatment, HPV/p16 status was an important determinant of patients’ survival. The HPV and/or p16 positivity patients had a better OS than HPV/p16 double-negative patients (p = 0.05). Thus, HPV/p16 status helps improve prognosis by distinguishing between the more favorab...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Authors: Boguñá N, Capdevila L, Jané-Salas E Abstract Over the last few decades, the human papillomavirus (HPV) infection has emerged as a new epidemic and become a health issue due to its involvement in several cancers affecting the cervix, the anogenital region and the oropharynx. In this review, we aim to understand and explain the distinctive features of HPV-related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma based on its epidemiological data, risk factors, specific topography, HPV subtypes most frequently involved, HPV-status diagnosis, clinical behaviour, prognosis, treatment, and preventive me...
Source: Medicina Clinica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med Clin (Barc) Source Type: research
Authors: Aboagye E, Agyemang-Yeboah F, Duduyemi BM, Obirikorang C Abstract Fewer studies have been done over the years to establish the association of human papillomavirus (HPV) with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSSC) within the subregions of sub-Saharan Africa, and thus this study was designed to investigate the presence of HPV in HNSCC at a tertiary hospital in Ghana, providing additional evidence on the need to explore similar studies in other subregions. A retrospective cross-sectional study was employed to investigate the presence of the DNA of HPV genotypes in HNSCC archived tissue. A total of 100 ...
Source: The Scientific World Journal - Category: Science Tags: ScientificWorldJournal Source Type: research
Santosh K. Ghosh1*, Thomas S. McCormick1,2 and Aaron Weinberg1* 1Biological Sciences, School of Dental Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, United States 2Dermatology, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, United States Human beta-defensins (hBDs, −1, 2, 3) are a family of epithelial cell derived antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) that protect mucosal membranes from microbial challenges. In addition to their antimicrobial activities, they possess other functions; e.g., cell activation, proliferation, regulation of cytokine/chemokine production, migration, diffe...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
The objective of this review article is to discuss the current role of surgery as the primary treatment modality in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Recent findings HNSCC represents one of the cancer locations where the primary treatment modality is the most under discussion. Indeed, the respective roles of primary surgical resection followed, as necessary, by adjuvant radiotherapy or definitive chemoradiotherapy remain controversial. The results of organ preservation trials and the drastic rise in the incidence of human papillomavirus-induced oropharyngeal tumors, which are known to be highl...
Source: Current Opinion in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: HEAD AND NECK: Edited by Joël Guigay 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
Conclusion Most head and neck pathologies show a broad cellular heterogeneity making it difficult to achieve an accurate diagnosis and efficient treatment (Graf and Zavodszky, 2017; Lo Nigro et al., 2017). Single cell analysis of circadian omics (Lande-Diner et al., 2015; Abraham et al., 2018), may be a crucial tool needed in the future to fully understand the circadian control of head and neck diseases. It becomes more obvious that there is only a small genetic component but a largely unknown epigenetics and/or environmental component for most of the head and neck pathologies (Moosavi and Motevalizadeh Ardekani, 2016; He...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Oral human papillomavirus (HPV) infection has rapidly become the primary causative factor driving the epidemic of HPV-related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC). Oral infections with high-risk HPV types, most notably HPV 16, are responsible for 60% to 70% of OPSCC cases in the United States. Determining HPV infection status in patients with newly diagnosed OPSCC, most often with p16 immunostaining as a surrogate marker, is important for risk stratification and prognostication. Over the last decade, there has been increasing interest in noninvasive biomarkers for cancer, including from blood and saliva. Oral rins...
Source: JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
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