Oral Neutrophils: Underestimated Players in Oral Cancer
The composition of the oral milieu reflects oral health. Saliva provides an environment for multiple microorganisms, and contains soluble factors and immune cells. Neutrophils, which rapidly react on the changes in the microenvironment, are a major immune cell population in saliva and thus may serve as a biomarker for oral pathologies. This review focuses on salivary neutrophils in the oral cavity, their phenotype changes in physiological and pathological conditions, as well as on factors regulating oral neutrophil amount, activation and functionality, with special emphasis on oral cancer and its risk factors.
ConclusionModified submental platysmal adipomyofascial flap can be considered as a good alternative in male patients for reconstruction of small- to mid-sized oral cavity/oropharyngeal defects post-resection, especially during the prevailing pandemic crisis. It is an oncologically safe procedure with the major advantage of providing a hairless flap for oral cavity, tonsillar and BOT resection defects with lesser donor site morbidity.
Authors: Zhang Y, Lin C, Wang X, Ji T Abstract Nerves have been widely demonstrated to exert major effects in tumor-associated microenvironments. Due to the characteristic innervation of the oral cavity and the fact that cancer-associated pain is a distinct feature of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), the sensory nerves may dominate in the OSCC-nerve microenvironment. As the most abundant neuropeptide in the trigeminal ganglion, the calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) exerts a dual effect on cancer development and cancer-associated pain in various types of cancer. The present review explored the potential mol...
Oral cancer is the sixth most common cancer worldwide with over 49 000 new cases expected in 2017 in the United States alone. Cancer of the oral cavity and oropharynx results in approximately 9700 deaths each year, with only a 50-60% 5-year survival rate. In addition to early diagnosis, research to develop new therapies targeted at tumor spread represent a potential strategy to lessen morbidity and mortality for those affected by oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Metformin is a widely used lipophilic biguanide that inhibits hepatic gluconeogenesis and improves peripheral utilization of glucose.
Squamous cell carcinoma of the oral tongue (SCCOT) has been reported as the most common cancer found in the oral cavity.1 Tongue cancer is often associated with pain and perineural invasion, which is typically defined by tumor cells invading perineural tissues, tracking along nerves, and/or surrounding at least one-third the circumference of nerves.2 The purpose of this study was to determine the association between tongue pain and otalgia and the microscopic identification of perineural invasion in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue.
AbstractBackgroundHead and neck cancers are the seventh most common type of cancer worldwide, with almost half of the cases affecting the oral cavity. Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is the most common form of oral cancer, showing poor prognosis and high mortality. OSCC molecular pathogenesis is complex, resulting from a wide range of events that involve the interplay between genetic mutations and altered levels of transcripts, proteins, and metabolites. Metabolomics is a recently developed sub-area of omics sciences focused on the comprehensive analysis of small molecules involved in several biological pathways by hig...
CONCLUSIONS: The RP2D of Debio 1143 is 200 mg/day for 14 days, q3w when combined with concomitant high-dose cisplatin chemoradiotherapy in LA-SCCHN. Debio 1143 addition to chemoradiotherapy was safe and manageable. Preliminary efficacy is encouraging and supports further development. PMID: 32994295 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
We present a novel approach to restore an oral cancer defect, which was complicated by a communication with the nasal cavity.
CONCLUSION: Concurrent postoperative RTCT tended to improve locoregional control rate as compared to p-CAIR. This, however, did not transferred into improved overall survival. Postoperative RTCT was associated with a substantial increase in haematological toxicity that negatively affected treatment compliance in this arm. ADVANCES IN KNOWLEDGE: To our knowledge this is the first trial that compares accelerated radiotherapy and radio-chemotherapy in postoperative treatment for oralcavity/oropharyngeal cancer. PMID: 32960662 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
AbstractReconstruction following excision for tongue cancer carries important functional consequences. Island nasolabial flap (NLF) is robust and oncologically safe and has a good functional outcome, identical to free flap reconstruction. We retrospectively analyzed the data of 11 tongue cancer patients operated between January 2019 and August 2019. Surgical resection and neck dissection followed by immediate reconstruction by island NLF were done. Post-operative functional outcome assessed using the University of Washington Quality of Life Questionnaire. Age of patients ranged between 39 and 70 years. All patients h...
CONCLUSION: Treatment with PPE and erlotinib combination was well tolerated in patients with APLs of the head and neck, and showed a high rate of pathologic response with excellent CFS. This combination deserves further investigation for the chemoprevention and/or prevention of second primary tumors in early stage head and neck cancer. PMID: 32943457 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]