Laryngeal cancer

Common Name(s)

Laryngeal cancer

Laryngeal cancer is a rare form of cancer characterized by abnormal cell growth in the voice box. Cancerous cells in the voice box can lead to impairment in speaking. Additionally, abnormal cell growth in the voice box can easily spread to other parts of the body. Individuals with this disorder may experience symptoms such as breathing problems, fatigue, and higher frequency of illness. This condition can be diagnosed with a physical exam, imaging tests, and a biopsy, which is where a part of the tissue is removed to be looked at under a microscope. Treatment depends on the stage of the cancer. If the cancer has progressed, doctors may suggest patients undergo chemotherapy or radiotherapy to destroy cancerous larynx cells.

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Cancer Hope Network

To provide one-on-one support to people undergoing treatment for cancer and to their families. We provide this support by training individuals who have recovered from cancer and matching them with cancer patients currently undergoing a similar experience. Through this matching process, we strive to instill hope and to make a difference in their fight against cancer.

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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Following organizations serve the condition "Laryngeal cancer" for support, advocacy or research.

Cancer Hope Network

To provide one-on-one support to people undergoing treatment for cancer and to their families. We provide this support by training individuals who have recovered from cancer and matching them with cancer patients currently undergoing a similar experience. Through this matching process, we strive to instill hope and to make a difference in their fight against cancer.

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Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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Scientific Literature

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Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Laryngeal cancer" returned 282 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Serum selenium levels and the risk of progression of laryngeal cancer.
 

Author(s): Jan Lubiński, Wojciech Marciniak, Magdalena Muszynska, Ewa Jaworowska, Mieczyslaw Sulikowski, Anna Jakubowska, Katarzyna Kaczmarek, Grzegorz Sukiennicki, Michal Falco, Piotr Baszuk, Magdalena Mojsiewicz, Joanne Kotsopoulos, Ping Sun, Steven A Narod, Jan A Lubiński

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Observational studies have reported an inverse relationship between selenium status (blood or toenail) and the risk of laryngeal cancer; however, the impact of low serum selenium level on survival has not been evaluated.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Leukocytoclastic vasculitis complicating cisplatin + radiation treatment for laryngeal cancer: a case report.
 

Author(s): Júlia Coelho França Quintanilha, Marília Berlofa Visacri, Laís Sampaio Amaral, Carmen Silvia Passos Lima, Maria Letícia Cintra, Patricia Moriel

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Leukocytoclastic vasculitis is typically mediated by deposition of immune complexes and is related to many causes, including medication. To the best of our knowledge, leukocytoclastic vasculitis related to cisplatin has not yet been described in the scientific literature.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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p16(INK4A) expression in invasive laryngeal cancer.
 

Author(s): Brenda Y Hernandez, Mobeen Rahman, Charles F Lynch, Wendy Cozen, Elizabeth R Unger, Martin Steinau, Trevor Thompson, Maria Sibug Saber, Sean F Altekruse, Marc T Goodman, Amy Powers, Christopher Lyu, Mona Saraiya

Journal: Papillomavirus Res. 2016 Dec;2():52-55.

 

We examined p16 expression in tumors from a population-based sample of laryngeal cancer cases diagnosed in the U.S. Samples had been previously genotyped for HPV DNA. Overall, p16 expression was observed in laryngeal tissue from 8 of 101 (7.9%) cases. p16 expression was observed in ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Laryngeal cancer" returned 22 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Current understanding of the tumor microenvironment of laryngeal dysplasia and progression to invasive cancer.
 

Author(s): Sumita Trivedi, Clark A Rosen, Robert L Ferris

Journal: Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Apr;24(2):121-7.

 

This review examines the historical tumor progression genetic model of laryngeal carcinomas, from dysplasia to invasive carcinoma and the role of infiltrating immune and inflammatory cells as contributors to this process.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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A genetic view of laryngeal cancer heterogeneity.
 

Author(s): María José de Miguel-Luken, Manuel Chaves-Conde, Amancio Carnero

Journal: Cell Cycle. 2016 May;15(9):1202-12.

 

During the recent decades significant improvements in the understanding of laryngeal molecular biology allowed a better characterization of the tumor. However, despite increased molecular knowledge and clinical efforts, survival of patients with laryngeal cancer remains the same as ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The role of microRNAs expression in laryngeal cancer.
 

Author(s): Xin Yu, Zheng Li

Journal: Oncotarget. 2015 Sep;6(27):23297-305.

 

MicroRNAs (miRs, miRs) is a class of small non-coding RNAs, which posttranscriptionally regulate gene expression. Deregulated miRs are frequently obseved in patients with laryngeal cancer. In addition, numerous studies have showed miRs play significant roles in the pathogenesis of ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Last Updated: 14 Sep 2017

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Combination of Cryosurgey and NK Immunotherapy for Recurrent Laryngeal Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Recurrent Laryngeal Cancer

 

Last Updated: 27 Jul 2016

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Trial of Stereotactic HYpofractionateD RadioAblative (HYDRA) Treatment of Laryngeal Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Malignant Neoplasms of Respiratory and Intrathoracic Organs; Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx

 

Last Updated: 27 Nov 2017

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