23,004 results match your criteria Nasopharyngeal Cancer


Acylglycerol kinase promotes paclitaxel resistance in nasopharyngeal carcinoma cells by regulating FOXM1 via the JAK2/STAT3 pathway.

Cytokine 2021 Jun 8:155595. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region 530021, PR China. Electronic address:

Objective: Drug resistance is an important factor that impedes the treatment of nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC). Acylglycerol kinase (AGK) has been found to be overexpressed in NPC and correlates with poor prognosis. Our objective was to demonstrate the effect of AGK on paclitaxel resistance in NPC and determine the underlying mechanisms. Read More

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Evaluation of fully automated a priori MCO treatment planning in VMAT for head-and-neck cancer.

Phys Med 2021 Jun 8;87:31-38. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

Centre Léon Bérard, 28 rue Laennec 69373, LYON Cedex 08, France.

Purpose: Automated planning techniques aim to reduce manual planning time and inter-operator variability without compromising the plan quality which is particularly challenging for head-and-neck (HN) cancer radiotherapy. The objective of this study was to evaluate the performance of an a priori-multicriteria plan optimization algorithm on a cohort of HN patients.

Methods: A total of 14 nasopharyngeal carcinoma (upper-HN) and 14 "middle-lower indications" (lower-HN) previously treated in our institution were enrolled in this study. Read More

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Optimal cumulative cisplatin dose during concurrent chemoradiotherapy among children and adolescents with locoregionally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma: A real-world data study.

Radiother Oncol 2021 Jun 8. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

VIP Region, Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center, State Key Laboratory of Oncology in South China, Guangdong Key Laboratory of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Diagnosis and Therapy, Collaborative Innovation Center for Cancer Medicine, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510060, China. Electronic address:

Purpose: To identify an optimal cumulative cisplatin dose along with concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CC-CCD) for children and adolescents with locoregionally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (CALANPC) using real-world data.

Materials And Methods: Using an NPC-specific database at our center, 157 patients younger than 19 years old with non-disseminated CALANPC and receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) plus cisplatin-based concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) were enrolled. Confounding factors were controlled by conducting propensity score matching analysis. Read More

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Dihydromyricetin promotes apoptosis, suppresses proliferation and tumor necrosis factor-α-mediated nuclear factor kappa-B activation in nasopharyngeal carcinoma CNE-2 cell.

J Tradit Chin Med 2021 Jun;41(3):367-375

Department of Otolaryngology of the Affiliated Hospital of Guangdong Medical University, Zhanjiang 524023, China.

Objective: To investigate the efficacy of dihydromyricetin (DMY) on nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) cell proliferation, apoptosis and to reveal the underlying mechanism in vitro experiments.

Methods: The CNE-2 cell line was treated with different concentrations of DMY and the effects of DMY on cell viability and proliferation were evaluated using cell counting kit-8 (CCK-8) assay and plate colony formation assay. Cellular apoptosis was detected by flow cytometry following Annexin V fluorescein isothiocyanate/propidine iodide staining. Read More

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Tenascin-C promotes epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition and the mTOR signaling pathway in nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

Oncol Lett 2021 Jul 29;22(1):570. Epub 2021 May 29.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei 430060, P.R. China.

Tenascin-C (TNC) is a large extracellular matrix glycoprotein that promotes cell adhesion and tissue remodeling, and is involved in the transduction of cellular signaling pathways. The present study aimed to investigate the role of TNC and determine its effect in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). TNC gene transcription and expression were analyzed using the NPC dataset and immunohistochemistry analysis of NPC tissues. Read More

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Oral pH value predicts the incidence of radiotherapy related caries in nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients.

Sci Rep 2021 Jun 10;11(1):12283. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Department of Radiation and Medical Oncology, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, 169, Donghu Road, Wuchang District, Wuhan, 430071, Hubei Province, China.

Radiotherapy-related caries is a complication of radiotherapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma; however, factors influencing the occurrence, accurate prediction of onset, and protective factors of radiotherapy-related caries remain unclear. This study analyzed risk factors, disease predictors, and protective factors for radiotherapy-related caries in nasopharyngeal carcinoma. This prospective study included 138 nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients receiving radical radiotherapy at our hospital during June 2012-December 2016 and were followed up for dental caries. Read More

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Adjuvant metronomic chemotherapy for locoregionally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

Lancet 2021 Jun 4. Epub 2021 Jun 4.

Metronomic Global Health Initiative, Children Hospital of La Timone, AP-HM, Aix Marseille Université, Marseille, France.

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Metronomic capecitabine as adjuvant therapy in locoregionally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma: a multicentre, open-label, parallel-group, randomised, controlled, phase 3 trial.

Lancet 2021 Jun 4. Epub 2021 Jun 4.

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

Background: Patients with locoregionally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma have a high risk of disease relapse, despite a high proportion of patients attaining complete clinical remission after receiving standard-of-care treatment (ie, definitive concurrent chemoradiotherapy with or without induction chemotherapy). Additional adjuvant therapies are needed to further reduce the risk of recurrence and death. However, the benefit of adjuvant chemotherapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma remains controversial, highlighting the need for more effective adjuvant treatment options. Read More

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The psychological status in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma during radiotherapy.

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2021 Jun 10. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Department of Radiotherapy, Cancer Center, The First Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, China.

Purpose: The psychological status of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients cannot be ignored. Few studies have studied the dynamic changes and influencing factors of psychological status in NPC patients during radiotherapy. The purpose of this study was to investigate the changing trends and risk factors of anxiety and depression in NPC patients during radiotherapy. Read More

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Bilateral Chilblain-like Lesions of the Toes Characterized by Microvascular Remodeling in Adolescents During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

JAMA Netw Open 2021 Jun 1;4(6):e2111369. Epub 2021 Jun 1.

Department of Translational Medical Sciences, Section of Pediatrics, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy.

Importance: Chilblain-like lesions have been one of the most frequently described cutaneous manifestations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their etiopathogenesis, including the role of SARS-CoV-2, remains elusive.

Objective: To examine the association of chilblain-like lesions with SARS-CoV-2 infection. Read More

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Initial observations on age, gender, BMI and hypertension in antibody responses to SARS-CoV-2 BNT162b2 vaccine.

EClinicalMedicine 2021 Jun 4:100928. Epub 2021 Jun 4.

Scientific Direction, IRCCS Regina Elena National Cancer Institute, Istituti Fisioterapici Ospitalieri (IFO), Rome, Italy.

Background: Literature data suggests that age, gender and body mass index (BMI) could be associated with difference in immune responses to vaccines. The first goal of the study was to analyze the antibody titre seven days after the second dose of BNT162b2 vaccine in a group of 248 healthcare workers (HCWs). The second goal was to analyze how antibody titre changes in correlation with age, gender, BMI and hypertension. Read More

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Author Correction: Saliva is more sensitive than nasopharyngeal or nasal swabs for diagnosis of asymptomatic and mild COVID-19 infection.

Sci Rep 2021 Jun 9;11(1):12538. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, National University Health System, #10-01, 12 Science Drive 2, Singapore, 117549, Singapore.

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Natural product triptolide induces GSDME-mediated pyroptosis in head and neck cancer through suppressing mitochondrial hexokinase-ΙΙ.

J Exp Clin Cancer Res 2021 Jun 9;40(1):190. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Hunan Provincial Cancer Hospital and Cancer Hospital Affiliated to Xiangya Medical School, Central South University, Tongzipo Road, Changsha, 410013, Hunan, China.

Background: Pyroptosis is a lytic cell death form executed by gasdermins family proteins. Induction of tumor pyroptosis promotes anti-tumor immunity and is a potential cancer treatment strategy. Triptolide (TPL) is a natural product isolated from the traditional Chinese herb which possesses potent anti-tumor activity in human cancers. Read More

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Preoperative pectoralis muscle radiodensity as a risk factor for postoperative complications after thoracoscopic lobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer.

Ann Palliat Med 2021 May;10(5):5444-5454

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Affiliated Cancer Hospital & Institute of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China.

Background: Skeletal muscle radiodensity is associated with postoperative complications in cancer. However, data on skeletal muscle radiodensity and postoperative complication risk in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are scarce, and this study investigated the relationship between skeletal muscle radiodensity and postoperative complication risk in patients with NSCLC treated by thoracoscopic lobectomy.

Methods: Quantitative and qualitative measurements of the pectoralis muscle were performed on a single axial slice above the aortic arch in the precontrast computed tomography (CT) scan performed before surgery. Read More

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Polyethylene glycol-coated ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles-coupled sialyl Lewis X nanotheranostic platform for nasopharyngeal carcinoma imaging and photothermal therapy.

J Nanobiotechnology 2021 Jun 8;19(1):171. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

Department of Radiology, Guangxi Medical University Cancer Hospital, Nanning, 530021, China.

Background: Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a type of head and neck malignant tumor with a high incidence in specific regional distribution, and its traditional therapies face some challenges. It has become an urgent need to seek new therapeutic strategies without or with low toxicity and side effects. At present, more and more researchers has been attracting attention by nanotheranostic platform. Read More

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Long-term Survivals, Toxicities and the Role of Chemotherapy in Early-Stage Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Patients Treated with Intensity-modulated Radiation Therapy: A Retrospective Study with 15-year Follow-up.

Cancer Res Treat 2021 Jun 7. Epub 2021 Jun 7.

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

Purpose: To investigate long-term survivals and toxicities of early-stage nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) in endemic area, evaluating the role of chemotherapy in stage II patients.

Materials And Methods: Totally 187 patients with newly diagnosed NPC and restaged AJCC/UICC 8th T1-2N0-1M0 were retrospectively recruited. All received intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) ± chemotherapy (CT) from 2001 to 2010. Read More

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Knockdown of USP9X reverses cisplatin resistance by decreasing β-catenin expression in nasopharyngeal carcinoma cells.

Neoplasma 2021 Jun 7. Epub 2021 Jun 7.

The First School of Clinical Medicine, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China.

In various cancers, abnormal USP9X expression is involved in tumor genesis, progression, apoptosis, and metastasis. However, the relationship between USP9X abnormal expression and cisplatin resistance in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) cells remains unclear. Using qRT-PCR and western blot, we detected the expressions of USP9X and β-catenin in NPC cells. Read More

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[Application of New Posture Fixation Device Compatible with Magnetic Resonance Simulation Positioning in Head and Neck Radiotherapy].

Zhongguo Yi Liao Qi Xie Za Zhi 2021 Jun;45(3):349-354

Department of Radiotherapy, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, 610041.

Objective: Whether the developed new type of radiotherapy auxiliary fixation device compatible with the head and neck joint coil can improve the quality of magnetic resonance images in radiotherapy and verify whether it can be applied to clinical treatment.

Methods: The clinical trial selected patients with brain metastases and nasopharyngeal cancer patients, using thermoplastic film and head and shoulder molds for posture fixation, and treatment on the ELekta Versa accelerator. SPSS 20. Read More

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Platinum-crosslinking polymeric nanoparticle for synergetic chemoradiotherapy of nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

Bioact Mater 2021 Dec 23;6(12):4707-4716. Epub 2021 May 23.

Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Malignant Tumor Epigenetics and Gene Regulation, Guangdong-Hong Kong Joint Laboratory for RNA Medicine, Department of Radiology, Medical Research Center, Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hospital, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, 510120, China.

Despite extensive use of radiotherapy in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) treatment because of its high radiosensitivity, there have been huge challenges in further improving therapeutic effect, meanwhile obviously reducing radiation damage. To this end, synergistic chemoradiotherapy has emerged as a potential strategy for highly effective NPC therapy. Here, we developed RGD-targeted platinum-based nanoparticles (RGD-PtNPs, denoted as RPNs) to achieve targeted chemoradiotherapy for NPC. Read More

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December 2021

Prognostic Model for the Risk Stratification of Early and Late Recurrence in Hepatitis B Virus-Related Small Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patients with Global Histone Modifications.

J Hepatocell Carcinoma 2021 28;8:493-505. Epub 2021 May 28.

State Key Laboratory of Oncology in South China, Collaborative Innovation Center for Cancer Medicine, Sun Yat-Sen University Cancer Center, Guangzhou, 510060, People's Republic of China.

Background And Aim: To assess the profile of global histone modifications in small hepatocellular carcinoma (small HCC) and identify its prognostic value in predicting recurrence.

Methods: The expression profiles of global histone modifications, including H2AK5AC, H2BK20AC, H3K4me2, H3K9AC, H3K18AC, H4K12AC, and H4R3me2, were evaluated with immunohistochemistry in 335 HBV related small HCC patients. Two histone signature classifiers were then developed using least absolute shrinkage and selection operator Cox regression. Read More

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Induction Chemotherapy Combined With Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy for 129 Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Patients With Synchronous Metastases: A Retrospective Study.

Front Oncol 2021 21;11:654871. Epub 2021 May 21.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center, Shanghai, China.

Objective: To analyze the therapeutic effect and prognostic factors of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients with distant metastases at initial diagnosis receiving induction chemotherapy with intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT).

Methods: A total of 129 patients who underwent platinum-based induction chemotherapy followed by definitive IMRT with or without concurrent or adjuvant chemotherapy for newly diagnosed distant metastatic NPC in our center between March 2008 and November 2018 were retrospectively analyzed. 41 patients underwent local therapy for metastatic sites. Read More

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lncRNA MIAT/HMGB1 Axis Is Involved in Cisplatin Resistance Regulating IL6-Mediated Activation of the JAK2/STAT3 Pathway in Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma.

Front Oncol 2021 20;11:651693. Epub 2021 May 20.

Department of Anesthesiology, China-Japan Union Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, China.

Cisplatin-based chemotherapy and radiotherapy are the main first-line treatment strategies for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients. Unfortunately, resistance is a major obstacle in the clinical management of NPC patients. We prove that the expression level of high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) is dramatically increased in resistant NPC cells than that in sensitive cells. Read More

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miR-144 delivered by nasopharyngeal carcinoma-derived EVs stimulates angiogenesis through the FBXW7/HIF-1α/VEGF-A axis.

Mol Ther Nucleic Acids 2021 Jun 1;24:1000-1011. Epub 2021 Apr 1.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, Nanchang 330006, Jiangxi Province, P.R. China.

The current study aimed to explore the role of tumor-derived extracellular vesicles (EVs) in angiogenesis during nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). NPC biopsy specimens were initially collected. Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were co-cultured with EVs isolated from NPC cells, after which their migration, invasion, as well as vessel-like tube formation were evaluated by Transwell chamber systems and Matrigel-based angiogenesis assays. Read More

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SETDB1 in cancer: overexpression and its therapeutic implications.

Am J Cancer Res 2021 15;11(5):1803-1827. Epub 2021 May 15.

Department of Pathology, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa Iowa, IA, USA.

SET Domain Bifurcated Histone Lysine Methyltransferase 1 (SETDB1, ESET, KMT1E) is a H3K9 methyltransferase involved in gene silencing. In recent years, SETDB1 has been implicated as an oncogene in various cancers, highlighting a critical need to better understand the mechanisms underlying SETDB1 amplification, overexpression, and activation. In the following review, we first examine the history of SETDB1, starting from its discovery in 1999 and ending with recent findings. Read More

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Biopsy of distant metastasis is not a significant prognostic factor for synchronous metastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma: a propensity score-matched analysis from the Surveillance Epidemiology and End-Results Registry.

J Cancer 2021 27;12(14):4424-4432. Epub 2021 May 27.

Department of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma, Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center, 651 Dongfeng East Road, Guangzhou 510060, P. R. China.

Biopsy is essential for some patients with suspected distant metastasis, so we aim to figure out whether biopsy of distant metastasis is associated with impaired survival in NPC. A total of 743 synchronous metastatic NPC patients from 2004 to 2016 were analyzed from the population-based Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program. Propensity score matching was used to control confounders and create a well-balanced cohort. Read More

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Prognostic Value of Survivin in Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

J Cancer 2021 27;12(14):4399-4407. Epub 2021 May 27.

Department of Radiotherapy, Hunan Cancer Hospital & The Affiliated Cancer Hospital of Xiangya School of Medicine, Central South University, 283 Tongzipo Road, Changsha 410013, Hunan, China.

Previous studies have shown that survivin has potential prognostic value in nasopharyngeal carcinoma. However, the results remained controversial until now. Thus, to investigate the influence of survivin expression on prognosis and clinical characteristics in nasopharyngeal carcinoma, we performed this meta-analysis. Read More

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Overexpressed circRANBP17 acts as an oncogene to facilitate nasopharyngeal carcinoma via the miR-635/RUNX2 axis.

J Cancer 2021 19;12(14):4322-4331. Epub 2021 May 19.

Department of Rhinology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450052, China.

Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are implicated in the initiation and progress of several diseases, including cancer. However, the precise role of circRNAs in human nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) remains unclear. In this research, we found a new circRNA hsa_circ_0001554 (circRANBP17), which was derived from the RAN binding protein 17 (RANBP17). Read More

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The Overexpression of NMHC IIA Promoted Invasion and Metastasis of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Cells.

J Cancer 2021 17;12(14):4218-4228. Epub 2021 May 17.

Medical Laboratory of The Third Affiliated Hospital of ShenZhen university, Shenzhen, 518001, China.

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a kind of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) with a strong tendency for metastasis and recurrence. Non-muscle myosin heavy chain IIA (NMHC IIA) plays important roles in recurrence and metastasis of cancers. However, the function and mechanism of NMHC IIA expression in NPC remain unclear. Read More

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High miR-3650 expression in nasopharyngeal carcinoma and its clinical prognostic values.

Pathol Res Pract 2021 May 30;224:153506. Epub 2021 May 30.

Department of Medical Oncology, Affiliated Cancer Hospital & Institute of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, 510095, China. Electronic address:

Background: A recent study has reported that miR-3650 expression was significant reduced in hepatocellular carcinoma and predicted poor prognosis. However, the role of miR-3650 in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) remains indefinite.

Methods: Total 140 cases of NPCs were included in this study. Read More

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