Acupuncture May Ease a Common Side Effect of Cancer Treatment, Dry Mouth

FRIDAY, Dec. 27, 2019 -- Dry mouth can be a troubling side effect of radiation therapy, but acupuncture may ease its symptoms, a new study suggests. Of 339 patients getting radiation for head and neck cancer in the United States and China, those...
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CONCLUSIONS: The presence of CAFs in the tumour stroma is related to an aggressive phenotype and could increase as the disease progresses, although based on our findings, it would have no relationship, at least directly, with the expression of PDPN. PMID: 31967978 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medicina Oral, Patologia Oral y Cirugia Bucal - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal Source Type: research
ConclusionsQuality of life decreases during treatment, half a year after hospital stay there are still restrictions in some areas. A special focus should be given on head and neck cancer patient ’s quality of life in the aftercare.
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
ConclusionTERT promoter mutations are most likely a late event in tumor development, occurring in a context of critically short telomeres, mostly in patients with oral cavity SCC.TERT levels, but notTERT promoter mutational status impact clinical outcome.
Source: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionTo the best of our knowledge, this is the first prospective study to evaluate the long ‐term outcomes of EMI in Chinese HNCUP patients. Excellent MRFS and OS rates were observed. Further randomized studies are warranted.
Source: Cancer Medicine - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
Conclusions: These data suggest that lack of HPV infection is associated with more prominent activation of Wnt/βCatenin signaling pathway and gain of stem-like traits in tobacco-related OSCCs. PMID: 31929745 [PubMed - in process]
Source: International Journal of Medical Sciences - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Int J Med Sci Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The region of south Styria showed a higher incidence of T3 and T4 tumors of the oropharynx than the average Austrian population. Measures to increase awareness of this problem should be initiated to support general otorhinolaryngologists and general practitioners in detecting oropharyngeal cancers at an earlier stage. PMID: 31940091 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Wien Klin Wochenschr Source Type: research
Asparaginase induces selective dose- and time-dependent cytotoxicity, apoptosis, and reduction of NFκB expression in oral cancer cells. Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol. 2020 Jan 13;: Authors: Borges GÁ, Elias ST, De Araujo TS, Souza PM, Nascimento-Filho CHV, Castilho RM, Squarize CH, de Oliveira Magalhães P, Guerra ENS Abstract Asparaginase is fundamental to the treatment of hematological malignancies. However, little has been studied on the effects that asparaginase could exert on solid tumors. Thus, this study aimed to evaluate the effects of asparaginase on an oral carcinoma cell lin...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol Source Type: research
ConclusionsPCE as IC was feasible, with promising efficacy and no effect on compliance with subsequent CRT in unresectable LA ‐SCCHN.
Source: Cancer Medicine - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
AbstractSaliva is an ideal tool for liquid biopsy as it is noninvasive, easily collected, and easily transported. Saliva is used to detect various biomarkers in oral cancer patients, but none used for detecting salivary dysplastic cells in potentially malignant and malignant disorders. To detect dysplastic cells from saliva in oral cancer and potentially malignant patients and compare with wedge biopsy. All potentially malignant and malignant cases of oral cavity were included in this study. In these patients, unstimulated saliva was collected and centrifuged. The concentrated salivary substrate was stained by Haematoxylin...
Source: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 10 January 2020Source: Mutation Research/Genetic Toxicology and Environmental MutagenesisAuthor(s): Michael Fenech, Nina Holland, Micheline Kirsch-Volders, Lisbeth E. Knudsen, Karl-Heinz Wagner, Helga Stopper, Siegfried Knasmueller, Claudia Bolognesi, Randa El-Zein, Stefano BonassiAbstractThe “Micronuclei and Disease” workshop was organized by the HUMN Project consortium and hosted by the European Environmental Mutagen and Genomics Society at their annual meeting in Rennes, France, on 23 May 2019. The program of the workshop focused on addressing the emerging evidence linking ...
Source: Mutation Research Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
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