186,241 results match your criteria Squamous Cell Carcinoma


Systematic classification of confocal laser endomicroscopy for the diagnosis of oral cavity carcinoma.

Oral Oncol 2022 Jun 21;132:105978. Epub 2022 Jun 21.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, RWTH University of Aachen, Germany. Electronic address:

Introduction: Confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) is an optical imaging technique that allows in vivo microscope-like images of the upper aerodigestive tract's mucosa in 1000-fold magnification. The assessment of morphological tissue characteristics for the correct differentiation between healthy and malignoma suspected mucosa requires strict evaluation criteria. This study aims to validate a score for oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OCSCC) diagnostic. Read More

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CK20/CK7 Double Negative Merkel Cell Carcinoma In-Situ: A Case Report.

J Cutan Pathol 2022 Jun 24. Epub 2022 Jun 24.

Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University.

An 83-year-old male with a history of both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers presented with a light pink non-ulcerated slightly raised 0.6 x 0.5 cm papule on his left lower extremity. Read More

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Endoscopic management of postoperative fistulas using purse-string suture combining with cyanoacrylate.

Rev Esp Enferm Dig 2022 Jun 24. Epub 2022 Jun 24.

Gastroenterology, Shenzhen People's Hospital, China.

A 65-year-old man complained of choking and hoarseness for fifteen days, and was diagnosed with thyroid carcinoma infiltrating esophagus and trachea. Therefore, the patient underwent thyroidectomy, partial esophagectomy, and partial tracheal resection, and histopathology confirmed primary squamous cell carcinoma of the thyroid. Unfortunately, on the tenth postoperative day, an esophagogastroduodenoscopy showed a large fistula (25 mm*20 mm) in esophageal introitus, and diagnosed with tracheoesophageal fistula due to sustained choking. Read More

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Nanopore Sequencing Technology in Oral Oncology: A Comprehensive Insight.

J Contemp Dent Pract 2022 Feb 1;23(2):268-275. Epub 2022 Feb 1.

Dayanand Sagar University, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

Aim: To review the principles and application of Nanopore Sequencing Technology (NPST) in oral cancer.

Background: Oral cancer is a disease caused by aberrations in the genes. Substantial research at the genomic level is still required for in-depth understanding of the molecular mechanism in oral cancer. Read More

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PM exposure and risk of lung adenocarcinoma in women of Taiwan: A case-control study with density sampling.

Respirology 2022 Jun 24. Epub 2022 Jun 24.

Department of Public Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan.

Background And Objective: The prevalence of smoking among women in Taiwan is <5%, but the incidence of lung cancer remains high. This study determined the association between PM (fine particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter of ≤2.5 μm) exposure and lung cancer among women in Taiwan. Read More

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Genomic landscape of non-small-cell lung cancer with methylthioadenosine phosphorylase (MTAP) deficiency.

Cancer Med 2022 Jun 23. Epub 2022 Jun 23.

Upstate Cancer Center, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York, USA.

Introduction: New treatment strategies for advanced non-small-cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) include synthetic lethality targets focused on protein arginine methyl transferases such as PRMT5 that exploit the impact of genomic loss of methylthioadenosine phosphorylase (MTAP).

Methods: Twenty nine thousand three hundred seventy nine advanced NSCLC cases underwent hybrid-capture based comprehensive genomic profiling between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2020. PD-L1 expression was determined by immunohistochemistry (Dako 22C3 PharmDx assay). Read More

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Assessing long non-coding RNAs in tobacco-associated oral cancer.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2022 Jun 23. Epub 2022 Jun 23.

Centre for Molecular Biology, Central University of Jammu, Jammu (J&K), India.

Cancer is one of the compelling and pegged disease battled by clinicians and researchers worldwide. Among different types of cancer, oral cancer holds the sixth position globally. With an escalating prevalence in Asian countries, India, China, and Pakistan constitute a large proportion of total incident of oral cancer patients in terms of new cases or deaths. Read More

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High-risk human papillomavirus-associated vulvar neoplasia among women living with human immunodeficiency virus in Zambia.

Afr J Lab Med 2022 12;11(1):1563. Epub 2022 May 12.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States.

Background: Globally, women living with HIV have a higher risk of vulvar neoplasia than HIV-negative women. Vulvar neoplasia among women living with HIV has not previously been characterised in Zambia.

Objective: This study determined the clinical and pathologic features of vulvar neoplasia among women living with HIV at the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia. Read More

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Associated risk factor analysis and the prognostic impact of positive resection margins after endoscopic resection in early esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.

Exp Ther Med 2022 Jul 20;24(1):457. Epub 2022 May 20.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Fourth Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, Hebei 050011, P.R. China.

Endoscopic resection for early esophageal cancer has a risk of residual margins. The risk these residual margins pose have not been fully evaluated. The present study aimed to investigate the associated risk factors and prognosis of residual margins following the endoscopic resection of early esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. Read More

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New Challenges in Evaluating Outcomes after Immunotherapy in Recurrent and/or Metastatic Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

Vaccines (Basel) 2022 Jun 1;10(6). Epub 2022 Jun 1.

Medical Oncology Unit, Department of Medical & Surgical Specialties, Radiological Sciences & Public Health, ASST Spedali Civili di Brescia, University of Brescia, 25123 Brescia, Italy.

In many recurrent and/or metastatic cancers, the advent of immunotherapy opens up new scenarios of treatment response, with new phenomena, such as pseudoprogression and hyperprogression. Because of this, different immune-related response criteria have been developed, and new therapeutic strategies adopted, such as treatment beyond progression. Moreover, the role of progression-free survival as a surrogate has been questioned, and new surrogate endpoint hypotheses have arisen. Read More

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Assessing Gene Expression Related to Cisplatin Resistance in Human Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma Cell Lines.

Pharmaceuticals (Basel) 2022 Jun 3;15(6). Epub 2022 Jun 3.

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Section of Dentistry, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, 82 Gumi-ro 173 beon-gil, Bundang-gu, Seongnam 13620, Korea.

Cisplatin-based chemotherapy has been effectively used to treat oral cancer, but treatment often fails owing to the development of drug resistance. However, the important gene expression alterations associated with these resistances remain unclear. In this study, we aimed to identify the gene expressions related to cisplatin resistance in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) cell lines. Read More

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Role of Yes-Associated Protein in Psoriasis and Skin Tumor Pathogenesis.

J Pers Med 2022 Jun 16;12(6). Epub 2022 Jun 16.

State Key Laboratory of Dampness Syndrome of Chinese Medicine, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou 510120, China.

Psoriasis and skin tumors (such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma) are chronic diseases that endanger physical and mental health, and yet the causes are largely unknown and treatment options limited. The development of targeted drugs requires a better understanding of the exact pathogenesis of these diseases, and Yes-associated protein (YAP), a member of the Hippo signaling pathway, is believed to play an important role. Psoriasis and skin tumors are characterized by excessive cell proliferation, abnormal differentiation, vasodilation, and proliferation. Read More

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Immunotherapy for Squamous Esophageal Cancer: A Review.

J Pers Med 2022 May 25;12(6). Epub 2022 May 25.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Hill's Road, Cambridge CB2 0QQ, UK.

Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is a rare gastrointestinal tumour with high mortality. A multimodality treatment based on chemoradiotherapy followed by surgery is the standard of care in the case of non-metastatic disease; chemotherapy has historically been the gold standard in the metastatic setting. However, the rate of relapse after curative treatment is high and the prognosis of ESCC is poor. Read More

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Assessment of Serum Urea, Creatinine and Uric Acid in Oral Cancer.

J Clin Med 2022 Jun 16;11(12). Epub 2022 Jun 16.

Department of Physiology, "Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 050474 Bucharest, Romania.

Background: Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is a common malignancy worldwide, leading to significant disease-associated social and financial burdens. The investigation of underlying mechanisms involved in carcinogenesis and tumor progression in OSCC might provide new therapeutic perspectives with an impact on disease control and patient survival. Our study aims to investigate the interrelation between metabolic processes, expressed through final catabolism products and clinicopathological characteristics in OSCC. Read More

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A Case Report of Immunotherapy-Resistant MSI-H Gastric Cancer with Significant Intrapatient Tumoral Heterogeneity Characterized by Histologic Dedifferentiation.

J Clin Med 2022 Jun 14;11(12). Epub 2022 Jun 14.

Department of Medical Oncology and Therapeutics Research, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte, CA 91010, USA.

We describe a patient with both gastric adenocarcinoma and metastatic squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of unknown primary site. The possibility of a single malignant clonal process as opposed to differing primaries was supported by the finding of both histologies exhibiting high microsatellite instability. Despite evidence of tumor microsatellite instability, the patient's disease process did not respond to immune checkpoint inhibition. Read More

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Identifying Candidates for Immunotherapy among Patients with Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer: A Review of the Potential Predictors of Response.

J Clin Med 2022 Jun 11;11(12). Epub 2022 Jun 11.

Dermatology Clinic, Maggiore Hospital, University of Trieste, 34125 Trieste, Italy.

Background: Non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) stands as an umbrella term for common cutaneous malignancies, including basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC), together with rarer cutaneous cancers, such as Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) and other forms of adnexal cancers. The majority of NMSCs can be successfully treated with surgery or radiotherapy, but advanced and metastatic stages may require systemic approaches such as immunotherapy with immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs).

Summary: Since immunotherapy is not effective in all patients and can potentially lead to severe adverse effects, an important clinical question is how to properly identify those who could be suitable candidates for this therapeutic choice. Read More

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γH2AX, a DNA Double-Strand Break Marker, Correlates with PD-L1 Expression in Smoking-Related Lung Adenocarcinoma.

Int J Mol Sci 2022 Jun 15;23(12). Epub 2022 Jun 15.

Department of Diagnostic Pathology, Graduate School of Medicine, Fujita Health University, 1-98 Dengakugakubo, Kutsukake-cho, Toyoake 470-1192, Japan.

In recent years, the choice of immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) as a treatment based on high expression of programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) in lung cancers has been increasing in prevalence. The high expression of PD-L1 could be a predictor of ICI efficacy as well as high tumor mutation burden (TMB), which is determined using next-generation sequencing (NGS). However, a great deal of effort is required to perform NGS to determine TMB. Read More

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Gene Expression of the D-Series Resolvin Pathway Predicts Activation of Anti-Tumor Immunity and Clinical Outcomes in Head and Neck Cancer.

Int J Mol Sci 2022 Jun 9;23(12). Epub 2022 Jun 9.

Department of Medical, Oral, and Biotechnology Science, University "G. d'Annunzio" Chieti-Pescara, 66100 Chieti, Italy.

In human medicine, the progression from early neoplasia development to either complete resolution of tumorigenesis and associated inflammation or chronicity and fatal outcomes remain difficult to predict. Resolution of inflammation is an active process that stimulates the termination of the inflammatory response and promotes return to homeostasis, while failure in resolution contributes to the development of a number of diseases. To understand how resolution pathways contribute to tumorigenesis, we defined and employed a cumulative score based on the expression level of genes involved in synthesis, signaling, and metabolism of the D-series resolvin (RvD). Read More

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Comprehensive Integrated Single-Cell Whole Transcriptome Analysis Revealed the p-EMT Tumor Cells-CAFs Communication in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

Int J Mol Sci 2022 Jun 9;23(12). Epub 2022 Jun 9.

Institute of Oral Medicine, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701401, Taiwan.

Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) and partial epithelial-mesenchymal transition (p-EMT) tumor cells are closed together and contribute to the tumor progression of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). In the present study, we deeply analyzed and integrated OSCC single-cell RNA sequencing datasets to define OSCC CAFs and p-EMT subpopulations. We highlighted the cell-cell interaction network of CAFs and p-EMT tumor cells and suggested biomarkers for the diagnosis and prognosis of OSCC during the metastasis condition. Read More

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Metaplastic Matrix-Producing Carcinoma and Apocrine Lobular Carcinoma In Situ Associated with Microglandular Adenosis: A Unique Case Report.

Diagnostics (Basel) 2022 Jun 13;12(6). Epub 2022 Jun 13.

Department of Pathology, Saint Savvas Anticancer Hospital of Athens, 11522 Athens, Greece.

Microglandular adenosis is a non-lobulocentric haphazard proliferation of small round glands composed of a single layer of flat to cuboidal epithelial cells. The glandular structures lack a myoepithelial layer; however, they are surrounded by a basement membrane. Its clinical course is benign, when it is not associated with invasive carcinoma. Read More

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Prognostic Value of Pathologically Positive Nodal Number in p16-Negative Oropharyngeal and Hypopharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma with pN3b Status.

Diagnostics (Basel) 2022 Jun 12;12(6). Epub 2022 Jun 12.

Kaohsiung Chang Gung Head and Neck Oncology Group, Cancer Center, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung 83301, Taiwan.

In this study, we aimed to investigate the prognostic value of the number of pathologically positive nodes (pN+) in p16-negative oropharyngeal (OPSCC) and hypopharyngeal (HPSCC) squamous cell carcinoma cases with pN3b status after surgery. We reviewed the clinical and pathological features of 120 newly diagnosed p16-negative OPSCC and HPSCC patients with pN3b status after radical surgery. The primary endpoints were the 5-year overall survival (OS), cancer-specific survival (CSS), and their prognostic factors. Read More

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Evaluation of Heterogeneous Nuclear Ribonucleoprotein D Expression as a Diagnostic Marker for Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

Diagnostics (Basel) 2022 May 27;12(6). Epub 2022 May 27.

Department of Biochemistry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110029, India.

The heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein D (hnRNPD) serves as a prognostic marker for oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). We evaluated the diagnostic potential of hnRNPD to differentiate between OSCC and normal mucosa. Immunohistochemistry for hnRNPD and a routinely used diagnostic marker deltaNp63 (p40) was performed in 32 normal mucosae and 46 OSCC specimens. Read More

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Can F-FDG PET/CT Radiomics Features Predict Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Locally Advanced Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma?

Cancers (Basel) 2022 Jun 20;14(12). Epub 2022 Jun 20.

Department of Radiology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10065, USA.

This study aimed to assess the usefulness of radiomics features of F-FDG PET/CT in patients with locally advanced esophageal cancers (ESCC) in predicting outcomes such as clinical tumor (cT) and nodal (cN) categories, PET response to induction chemotherapy (PET response), progression-free survival (PFS), and overall survival (OS). Pretreatment PET/CT images from patients who underwent concurrent chemoradiotherapy from July 2002 to February 2017 were segmented, and data were split into training and test sets. Model development was performed on the training datasets and a maximum of five features were selected. Read More

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A Novel 2-Metagene Signature to Identify High-Risk HNSCC Patients amongst Those Who Are Clinically at Intermediate Risk and Are Treated with PORT.

Cancers (Basel) 2022 Jun 20;14(12). Epub 2022 Jun 20.

German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), 69120 Heidelberg, Germany and German Cancer Consortium (DKTK), partner site Dresden, 01307 Dresden, Germany.

(1) Background: Patients with locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) who are biologically at high risk for the development of loco-regional recurrences after postoperative radiotherapy (PORT) but at intermediate risk according to clinical risk factors may benefit from additional concurrent chemotherapy. In this matched-pair study, we aimed to identify a corresponding predictive gene signature. (2) Methods: Gene expression analysis was performed on a multicenter retrospective cohort of 221 patients that were treated with postoperative radiochemotherapy (PORT-C) and 283 patients who were treated with PORT alone. Read More

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Target Definition in MR-Guided Adaptive Radiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer.

Cancers (Basel) 2022 Jun 20;14(12). Epub 2022 Jun 20.

Department of Radiotherapy, University Medical Center Utrecht, 3584 Utrecht, The Netherlands.

In recent years, MRI-guided radiotherapy (MRgRT) has taken an increasingly important position in image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) offers superior soft tissue contrast in anatomical imaging compared to computed tomography (CT), but also provides functional and dynamic information with selected sequences. Due to these benefits, in current clinical practice, MRI is already used for target delineation and response assessment in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Read More

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Near-Infrared Photoimmunotherapy (NIR-PIT) in Urologic Cancers.

Cancers (Basel) 2022 Jun 17;14(12). Epub 2022 Jun 17.

Molecular Imaging Branch, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute (NIH), Bethesda, MD 20892, USA.

Near-infrared photoimmunotherapy (NIR-PIT) is a novel molecularly-targeted therapy that selectively kills cancer cells by systemically injecting an antibody-photoabsorber conjugate (APC) that binds to cancer cells, followed by the application of NIR light that drives photochemical transformations of the APC. APCs are synthesized by selecting a monoclonal antibody that binds to a receptor on a cancer cell and conjugating it to IRDye700DX silica-phthalocyanine dye. Approximately 24 h after APC administration, NIR light is delivered to the tumor, resulting in nearly-immediate necrotic cell death of cancer cells while causing no harm to normal tissues. Read More

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Close Surgical Margins in Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer: Do They Impact Prognosis?

Cancers (Basel) 2022 Jun 17;14(12). Epub 2022 Jun 17.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Catholic University College of Medicine, Seoul 21431, Korea.

Introduction: Mucosal margins exhibit a mean shrinkage of 30-40% after resection of oral and oropharyngeal cancers, and an adequate in situ surgical margin frequently results in a pathological close margin. However, the impact on prognosis remains unclear. We investigated the impact of a pathological close margin on disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS). Read More

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The Promise of Circulating Tumor DNA in Head and Neck Cancer.

Cancers (Basel) 2022 Jun 16;14(12). Epub 2022 Jun 16.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, Davis, CA 95817, USA.

As the seventh most common cancer globally, head and neck cancers (HNC) exert considerable disease burden, with an estimated 277,597 deaths worldwide in 2020 alone. Traditional risk factors for HNC include tobacco, alcohol, and betel nut; more recently, human papillomavirus has emerged as a distinct driver of disease. Currently, limitations of cancer screening and surveillance methods often lead to identifying HNC in more advanced stages, with associated poor outcomes. Read More

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The Role of Immune Modulatory Cytokines in the Tumor Microenvironments of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinomas.

Cancers (Basel) 2022 Jun 11;14(12). Epub 2022 Jun 11.

Chemistry Laboratory, Department of Business Administration, Asahi University School of Business Administration, Mizuho 501-0296, Gifu, Japan.

HNSCCs are the major progressive malignancy of the upper digestive and respiratory organs. Malignant phenotypes of HNSCCs are regulated by the pro- and anti-tumoral activities of the immune modulatory cytokines associated with TMEs, i.e. Read More

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Liquid Biopsy in Head and Neck Cancer: Current Evidence and Future Perspective on Squamous Cell, Salivary Gland, Paranasal Sinus and Nasopharyngeal Cancers.

Cancers (Basel) 2022 Jun 9;14(12). Epub 2022 Jun 9.

Medical Oncology Department, Hospital Clínico Universitario San Carlos, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria San Carlos (IdISSC), 28040 Madrid, Spain.

Head and neck cancer (HNC) is currently the sixth most common solid malignancy, accounting for a 50% five-year mortality rate. In the past decade, substantial improvements in understanding its molecular biology have allowed for a growing development of new biomarkers. Among these, the field of liquid biopsy has seen a sustained growth in HNC, demonstrating the feasibility to detect different liquid biomarkers such as circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA), circulating tumor cells (CTC), extracellular vesicles and microRNAs. Read More

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