1,990 results match your criteria Malignant Nasopharyngeal Tumors


CircSOX9 acts as a molecular sponge of miR-485-3p to promote the progression of nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

Aging (Albany NY) 2022 Jun 14;14(11):4914-4926. Epub 2022 Jun 14.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430000, People's Republic of China.

Circular RNA (circRNA) plays a vital role in the occurrence and development of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). However, the role of certain specific circRNAs in NPC are still unknown. In this study, collect tumor samples and adjacent normal tissues from clinical NPC patients and detect the expression of circSOX9 by qRT-PCR. Read More

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DeepMTS: Deep Multi-task Learning for Survival Prediction in Patients With Advanced Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Using Pretreatment PET/CT.

IEEE J Biomed Health Inform 2022 Jun 13;PP. Epub 2022 Jun 13.

Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma (NPC) is a malignant epithelial cancer arising from the nasopharynx. Survival prediction is a major concern for NPC patients, as it provides early prognostic information to plan treatments. Recently, deep survival models based on deep learning have demonstrated the potential to outperform traditional radiomics-based survival prediction models. Read More

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Next-generation sequencing in advanced Chinese melanoma reveals therapeutic targets and prognostic biomarkers for immunotherapy.

Sci Rep 2022 Jun 10;12(1):9559. Epub 2022 Jun 10.

Biotherapy Center, State Key Laboratory of Oncology in South China, Collaborative Innovation Center for Cancer Medicine, Guangdong Key Laboratory of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Diagnosis and Therapy, Sun Yat-Sen University Cancer Center, Guangzhou, 510060, China.

Limited studies have interrogated the genomic landscape of Chinese melanoma in which acral and mucosal melanoma are the mainstay. In this study, we carried out a retrospective analysis on 81 Chinese melanoma patients (15 acral, 25 mucosal and 41 cutaneous melanoma). With the identification of 1114 mutations spanning 248 genes, we summarized that the mutation spectrum varied significantly by subtypes. Read More

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C2orf40 inhibits metastasis and regulates chemo-resistance and radio-resistance of nasopharyngeal carcinoma cells by influencing cell cycle and activating the PI3K/AKT/mTOR signaling pathway.

J Transl Med 2022 Jun 8;20(1):264. Epub 2022 Jun 8.

Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, The Third Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, 410013, Hunan, China.

Background: Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a malignant tumor of epithelial origin in head and neck with high incidence rate in Southern China. C2orf40 has been identified as a tumor suppressor gene in many cancers. However, the roles of C2orf40 in nasopharyngeal carcinoma has not been studied. Read More

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[Nasopharyngeal carcinoma with non-squamous immunophenotype: a clinicopathological analysis of 23 cases].

Zhonghua Bing Li Xue Za Zhi 2022 Jun;51(6):500-505

Department of Pathology,the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University,Zhengzhou 450052,China.

To investigate the pathological subtypes and clinicopathological characteristics of the non-squamous immunophenotype nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NSNPC). The clinicopathological features of the non-squamous immunophenotype nasopharyngeal carcinoma diagnosed between 2011 and 2019 at the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University were analyzed using hematoxylin and eosin staining, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, transmission electron microscopy and PCR gene rearrangement. Follow-up data were also collected. Read More

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Second primary squamous cell carcinoma of nasal cavity after successful curative radiotherapy and chemotherapy of cancer of the cavum (UCNT).

Radiol Case Rep 2022 Aug 2;17(8):2728-2731. Epub 2022 Jun 2.

Department of Radiology, Oncology National Institue, UHC Ibn Sina Rabat, Faculté de Médicine et de Pharmacie, Université Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco (Radiology Physicians).

After nasopharyngeal carcinoma treatment, secondary malignant tumors of the nasal cavities in the irradiated zone are extremely rare, with an estimated frequency of 0.15%-0.75%. Read More

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Clonal heterogeneity of polymorphic B-cell lymphoproliferative disease, EBV-positive, iatrogenic/immune senescence: implications on pathogenesis and treatment.

Hematology 2022 Dec;27(1):684-690

Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China.

Background: Epstein Barr virus positive (EBV+) immunodeficiency-associated lymphoproliferative disorders (IA-LPD) are heterogeneous diseases with variable treatment strategies that are not well-defined.

Case Presentation: A 68-year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus developed EBV+ B-cell polymorphic lymphoproliferative disease (LPD). Positron emission tomography computed tomography (PET/CT) showed a large nasopharyngeal mass, multiple pulmonary lesions, splenomegaly and disseminated lymphadenopathy. Read More

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December 2022

Gambogic acid suppresses nasopharyngeal carcinoma via rewiring molecular network of cancer malignancy and immunosurveillance.

Biomed Pharmacother 2022 Jun 28;150:113012. Epub 2022 Apr 28.

Institute of Biomedical Research, Yunnan University, Kunming, China. Electronic address:

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a malignant tumor highly prevalent in Southeast Asia. The distant metastasis and disease recurrence are still unsolved clinical problems. In recent years, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) monomers have become significantly attractive due to their advantages. Read More

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Multi-Modal Optical Imaging and Combined Phototherapy of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Based on a Nanoplatform.

Int J Nanomedicine 2022 26;17:2435-2446. Epub 2022 May 26.

Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 511436, People's Republic of China.

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a common malignant tumor of the head and neck with a high incidence rate worldwide, especially in southern China. Phototheranostics in combination with nanoparticles is an integrated strategy for enabling simultaneous diagnosis, real-time monitoring, and administration of precision therapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). It has shown great potential in the field of cancer diagnosis and treatment owing to its unique noninvasive advantages. Read More

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Pentagalloylglucose suppresses the growth and migration of human nasopharyngeal cancer cells via the GSK3β/β-catenin pathway in vitro and in vivo.

Phytomedicine 2022 Jul 21;102:154192. Epub 2022 May 21.

State Key Laboratory for Chemistry and Molecular Engineering of Medicinal Resources, Collaborative Innovation Center for Guangxi Ethnic Medicine, School of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guangxi Normal University, Guilin 541004, PR China. Electronic address:

Background: Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a type of malignant squamous cell tumour originating from the nasopharynx epithelium. Pentagalloylglucose (PGG) is a natural polyphenolic compound that exerts anticancer effects in many types of tumours. However, the role and underlying mechanism of PGG in NPC cells have not been fully defined. Read More

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Construction and validation of an immunoediting-based optimized neoantigen load (ioTNL) model to predict the response and prognosis of immune checkpoint therapy in various cancers.

Aging (Albany NY) 2022 May 25;14(10):4586-4605. Epub 2022 May 25.

Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shanxi 710061, China.

Background: Only a minority of patients clinically benefit from immune checkpoint therapy. Tumor clones with neoantigens have immunogenicity; therefore, they are eliminated by T-cell-mediated immune editing. Identifying neoantigen clones with the ability to induce immune elimination may better predict the clinical outcome of immunotherapy. Read More

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[Transoral robotic nasopharyngectomy for local recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma].

Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2022 May;57(5):552-558

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510280, China Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Malignant Tumor Epigenetics and Gene Regulation, Guangzhou 510280, China.

To investigate the safety, efficacy, locally control and survival results of transoral Da Vinci robotic surgery for salvage treatment of locally recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma. This retrospective study included 33 patients with locally recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma (stage rT1-2, partial rT3) underwent transoral Da Vinci robotic surgery between October 2017 and January 2020. There were 20 males and 11 females, with an average age of (47. Read More

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Timosaponin AIII Suppresses RAP1 Signaling Pathway to Enhance the Inhibitory Effect of Paclitaxel on Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma.

Comput Math Methods Med 2022 9;2022:6756676. Epub 2022 May 9.

Department of Head and Neck Surgery, People's Hospital of Guang'an City, Guang'an 638001, China.

Although PTX has been identified as an effective drug for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) therapy, it has serious side effects in the human body. Previous studies have shown that timosaponin AIII (TSAIII) can inhibit the malignant progression of NPC cells. This study investigated the active mechanism of the combination of TSAIII and paclitaxel (PTX) on NPC. Read More

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Knockdown of MTHFD2 inhibits proliferation and migration of nasopharyngeal carcinoma cells through the ERK signaling pathway.

Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2022 Jul 6;614:47-55. Epub 2022 May 6.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, China. Electronic address:

Purpose: Folate-mediated one-carbon metabolism (FOCM) plays a vital role in supporting cancer cells hyperproliferation. Malignant cells, including nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) cells, are characterized by rapid proliferation and thus need large numbers of nucleotides and nutrients generated from FOCM. However, the mechanism and key genes involved in FOCM playing a vital role in NPC progression are still unclear. Read More

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Neuropsychological functioning in childhood cancer survivors following cranial radiotherapy - results from a long-term follow-up clinic.

Neurocase 2022 Apr 12;28(2):163-172. Epub 2022 May 12.

Department of Oncology, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Treatment of malignant childhood posterior fossa tumors (CPFT) often includes surgical resection and craniospinal radiotherapy (CSI). Nasopharyngeal tumors in childhood (CNPHT) are often treated with surgery and radiotherapy (RT), leading to incidental brain irradiation. RT to the developing brain is associated with risks for cognitive impairments. Read More

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Emerging roles of lncRNA in Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma and therapeutic opportunities.

Int J Biol Sci 2022 28;18(7):2714-2728. Epub 2022 Mar 28.

Department of Pathology, The Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, 410011, China.

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a kind of malignant tumor with ethnic and geographical distribution characteristics. However, the molecular mechanisms of NPC are still unclear. Long non encoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are becoming important regulators in gene expression networks, including post transcriptional and post translational regulation of protein, protein complex organization, signal transduction and recombination among cells, which are involved in cancer recognition. Read More

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Effect of Body Size Change on Off-Center Cervical Point and Face Doses in Patients Undergoing Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Radiotherapy.

Dis Markers 2022 25;2022:9978282. Epub 2022 Apr 25.

Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Bengbu Medical College, 287 Changhuai Road, Bengbu, Anhui Province, China.

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a clinically multiple malignant tumor. At present, with the increase in the infection rate of Epstein-Barr virus, the incidence of nasopharyngeal carcinoma is also increasing day by day. To explore the effect of body size change on off-center cervical point and face doses in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) undergoing radiotherapy, in total, 100 patients with NPC from January 2019 to May 2020 in our hospital were selected for retrospective analysis, and they all received intensity-modulated radiation therapy. Read More

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CircCRIM1 promotes nasopharyngeal carcinoma progression via the miR-34c-5p/FOSL1 axis.

Eur J Med Res 2022 Apr 28;27(1):59. Epub 2022 Apr 28.

Oncology Department, The Second People's Hospital of Hunan Province, Changsha, 410007, Hunan, People's Republic of China.

Background: Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a rare malignancy with multiple risk factors (Epstein-Barr virus, etc.) that seriously threatens the health of people. CircRNAs are known to regulate the tumorigenesis of malignant tumours, including NPC. Read More

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A novel oncogenic seRNA promotes nasopharyngeal carcinoma metastasis.

Cell Death Dis 2022 Apr 23;13(4):401. Epub 2022 Apr 23.

Clinical Laboratory of Hunan Cancer Hospital and the Affiliated Cancer Hospital of Xiangya School of Medicine, Central South University, Hunan Key Laboratory of Oncotarget Gene, Changsha, China.

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a common malignant cancer in southern China that has highly invasive and metastatic features and causes high mortality, but the underlying mechanisms of this malignancy remain unclear. In this study, we utilized ChIP-Seq to identify metastasis-specific super enhancers (SEs) and found that the SE of LOC100506178 existed only in metastatic NPC cells and powerfully aggravated NPC metastasis. This metastatic SE transcribed into lncRNA LOC100506178, and it was verified as a seRNA through GRO-Seq. Read More

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Hsa_circ_0081534 facilitates malignant phenotypes by sequestering miR-874-3p and upregulating FMNL3 in nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

Auris Nasus Larynx 2022 Oct 12;49(5):822-833. Epub 2022 Apr 12.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Dongguan People's Hospital, Guangdong, 523059 China.

Objective: Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are connected to nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) development and progression. CircRNA hsa_circ_0081534 (circ_0081534) has been reported to be associated with NPC progression, but its underlying regulatory mechanisms are largely unknown. Thus, the study aims to investigate the mechanism by which circ_0081534 regulates NPC progression. Read More

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October 2022

ENKUR expression induced by chemically synthesized cinobufotalin suppresses malignant activities of hepatocellular carcinoma by modulating β-catenin/c-Jun/MYH9/USP7/c-Myc axis.

Int J Biol Sci 2022 21;18(6):2553-2567. Epub 2022 Mar 21.

Cancer Center, Integrated Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou 510315, China.

ENKUR plays a crucial role in lung and colorectal cancers. Chemically synthesized cinobufotalin (CB) showed its significant anti-cancer effect in nasopharyngeal carcinoma. However, the roles of ENKUR and CB along with their correlation are still unknown in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Read More

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CPT1A-mediated fatty acid oxidation promotes cell proliferation via nucleoside metabolism in nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

Cell Death Dis 2022 Apr 11;13(4):331. Epub 2022 Apr 11.

Key Laboratory of Carcinogenesis and Cancer Invasion, Chinese Ministry of Education, Department of Radiology, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, 410078, Changsha, China.

As the first rate-limiting enzyme in fatty acid oxidation (FAO), CPT1 plays a significant role in metabolic adaptation in cancer pathogenesis. FAO provides an alternative energy supply for cancer cells and is required for cancer cell survival. Given the high proliferation rate of cancer cells, nucleotide synthesis gains prominence in rapidly proliferating cells. Read More

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MFSD4A inhibits the malignant progression of nasopharyngeal carcinoma by targeting EPHA2.

Cell Death Dis 2022 Apr 11;13(4):332. Epub 2022 Apr 11.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Guilin Medical University Affiliated Hospital, Guilin, 541001, China.

DNA Methylation can lead to abnormal gene expression. In the present study, we investigated whether the expression of methylated MFSD4A (major facilitator superfamily domain containing 4 A) was downregulated in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) and whether it is associated with malignant progression and poor prognosis of NPC. Bioinformatic analysis, bisulfite pyrosequencing, quantitative real-time reverse transcription PCR, and western blotting assays were performed to explore the relationship between hypermethylation of MFSD4A and its expression in NPC. Read More

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Radiotherapy-Related Neurologic Complications in Patients with Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: A Multicenter Epidemiologic Study in Southern China.

Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2022 05;31(5):1119-1129

Department of Neurology, Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hospital, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China.

Background: We aim at describing the incidence, potential predisposing factors, and progression of major radiotherapy-related neurologic complications (RRNC) in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC)-endemic regions, especially southern China.

Methods: We performed a multicenter longitudinal retrospective study with clinical follow-ups in 22,302 patients with post-radiotherapy NPC between January 2003 and June 2017 covering three major residential areas. Epidemiology, potential predisposing/protective factors, clinicopathologic progression, and survival conditions of each RRNC were separately recorded and analyzed on the basis of their related clinical, radiologic, and laboratory parameters. Read More

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Cullin 4A/protein arginine methyltransferase 5 (CUL4A/PRMT5) promotes cell malignant phenotypes and tumor growth in nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

Bioengineered 2022 04;13(4):8712-8723

Department of Otolaryngology, The Affiliated Huai'an No. 1 People's Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Huai'an, Jiangsu, China.

Targeted therapy is an important therapeutic strategy currently, however, the development of targeted therapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is relatively lagging. Cullin 4A (CUL4A) was reported to be overexpressed in NPC; nevertheless, the specific role of CUL4A remains unrevealed. NPC cells and tumor-bearing mice were cultivated to explore the role and mechanism of CUL4A in NPC. Read More

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Long non-coding RNA PTPRG-AS1/microRNA-124-3p regulates radiosensitivity of nasopharyngeal carcinoma via the LIM Homeobox 2-dependent Notch pathway through competitive endogenous RNA mechanism.

Bioengineered 2022 04;13(4):8208-8225

Department of Otolaryngology, The Second People's Hospital of Lianyungang City, Lianyungang, Jiangsu, China.

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a malignant tumor in the nasopharyngeal cavity. LncRNA PTPRG-AS1 is essential in NPC radiosensitivity. This study sought to explore the mechanism of PTPRG-AS1 in NPC radiosensitivity by regulating the miR-124-3p/LHX2 axis. Read More

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Could Fibroblast Activation Protein (FAP)-Specific Radioligands Be Considered as Pan-Tumor Agents?

Contrast Media Mol Imaging 2022 22;2022:3948873. Epub 2022 Feb 22.

Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale, Bellinzona, Switzerland.

Background: Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) can strongly modulate the response to therapy of malignant tumor cells, facilitating their continuous proliferation and invading behaviors. In this context, several efforts were made in identifying the fibroblast activation protein (FAP) as a CAF recognizer and in designing FAP-specific PET radiotracers (as Ga-FAPI) along with FAP-specific therapeutic radioligands. Herein, we review different clinical studies using the various FAP-specific radioligands as novel theranostic agents in a wide range of oncologic and nononcologic indications. Read More

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CircFOXM1 acts as a ceRNA to upregulate SMAD2 and promote the progression of nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

Mol Genet Genomic Med 2022 05 10;10(5):e1914. Epub 2022 Mar 10.

Xuzhou Medical University, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China.

Background: In recent years, the development of high-throughput sequencing technology has promoted the rapid development of circRNA-related research. Studies have found that circRNA plays a key role in a variety of tumors, but few people study the role of circRNA in nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Under comprehensive treatments, the 5-year survival rate can reach about 70%, but some patients still have distant metastases or recurrences after treatment. Read More

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