Salivary Gland Cancer

Common Name(s)

Salivary Gland Cancer, Cancer, Salivary Gland

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Following organizations serve the condition "Salivary Gland 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.

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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Stupid Cancer

Founded by and for young adult survivors, the I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation (i[2]y), is the nation's leading grassroots advocate for the next generation of cancer survivors and their caregivers in their late teens, 20s and 30s. A TIME Magazine Best 50 Website, we have helped bring the cause of 'young adult cancer' to the national spotlight and rallied a brand new generation of activists to give voice to our forgotten population. Our mission is to empower young adults affected by cancer.

Last Updated: 6 Nov 2012

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Salivary Gland 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.

http://www.CancerHopeNetwork.org

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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Stupid Cancer

Founded by and for young adult survivors, the I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation (i[2]y), is the nation's leading grassroots advocate for the next generation of cancer survivors and their caregivers in their late teens, 20s and 30s. A TIME Magazine Best 50 Website, we have helped bring the cause of 'young adult cancer' to the national spotlight and rallied a brand new generation of activists to give voice to our forgotten population. Our mission is to empower young adults affected by cancer.

http://stupidcancer.org

Last Updated: 6 Nov 2012

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Salivary Gland Cancer" returned 34 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

ALDH/CD44 identifies uniquely tumorigenic cancer stem cells in salivary gland mucoepidermoid carcinomas.
 

Author(s): April Adams, Kristy Warner, Alexander T Pearson, Zhaocheng Zhang, Hong Sun Kim, Daiki Mochizuki, Gregory Basura, Joseph Helman, Andrea Mantesso, Rogério M Castilho, Max S Wicha, Jacques E Nör

Journal: Oncotarget. 2015 Sep;6(29):26633-50.

 

A small sub-population of cells characterized by increased tumorigenic potential, ability to self-renew and to differentiate into cells that make up the tumor bulk, has been characterized in some (but not all) tumor types. These unique cells, namedcancer stem cells, are considered ...

Last Updated: 9 Oct 2015

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Sparing the region of the salivary gland containing stem cells preserves saliva production after radiotherapy for head and neck cancer.
 

Author(s): Peter van Luijk, Sarah Pringle, Joseph O Deasy, Vitali V Moiseenko, Hette Faber, Allan Hovan, Mirjam Baanstra, Hans P van der Laan, Roel G J Kierkels, Arjen van der Schaaf, Max J Witjes, Jacobus M Schippers, Sytze Brandenburg, Johannes A Langendijk, Jonn Wu, Robert P Coppes

Journal: Sci Transl Med. 2015 Sep;7(305):305ra147.

 

Each year, 500,000 patients are treated with radiotherapy for head and neck cancer, resulting in relatively high survival rates. However, in 40% of patients, quality of life is severely compromised because of radiation-induced impairment of salivary gland function and consequent xerostomia ...

Last Updated: 17 Sep 2015

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Outcomes and prognostic factors in modern era management of major salivary gland cancer.
 

Author(s): Naresh Jegadeesh, Yuan Liu, Roshan S Prabhu, Kelly R Magliocca, David M Marcus, Kristin A Higgins, Jeffrey M Vainshtein, J Trad Wadsworth, Jonathan J Beitler

Journal: Oral Oncol.. 2015 Aug;51(8):770-7.

 

There is a dearth of prospective evidence regarding cancer of the major salivary glands. Outcomes and management of major salivary gland are based largely on retrospective series spanning many decades and changes in surgical, radiation, imaging and systemic therapy strategies and ...

Last Updated: 13 Jul 2015

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The terms "Salivary Gland Cancer" returned 5 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Salivary gland cancer stem cells.
 

Author(s): April Adams, Kristy Warner, Jacques E Nör

Journal: Oral Oncol.. 2013 Sep;49(9):845-53.

 

Emerging evidence suggests the existence of a tumorigenic population of cancer cells that demonstrate stem cell-like properties such as self-renewal and multipotency. These cells, termed cancer stem cells (CSC), are able to both initiate and maintain tumor formation and progression. ...

Last Updated: 14 Aug 2013

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Salivary gland cancer: an update on present and emerging therapies.
 

Author(s): Julie Carlson, Lisa Licitra, Laura Locati, David Raben, Fredrik Persson, Göran Stenman

Journal: Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2013 ;():257-63.

 

Malignant salivary gland tumors make up a small proportion of malignancies worldwide, yet vary widely in terms of histology, patterns of spread, and recurrence. A better understanding of this variability will guide appropriate treatment recommendations and lead to improved outcomes. ...

Last Updated: 11 Dec 2013

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Clinical management of salivary gland hypofunction and xerostomia in head-and-neck cancer patients: successes and barriers.
 

Author(s): Arjan Vissink, James B Mitchell, Bruce J Baum, Kirsten H Limesand, Siri Beier Jensen, Philip C Fox, Linda S Elting, Johannes A Langendijk, Robert P Coppes, Mary E Reyland

Journal: Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys.. 2010 Nov;78(4):983-91.

 

The most significant long-term complication of radiotherapy in the head-and-neck region is hyposalivation and its related complaints, particularily xerostomia. This review addresses the pathophysiology underlying irradiation damage to salivary gland tissue, the consequences of radiation ...

Last Updated: 25 Oct 2010

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Last Updated: 10 Jun 2016

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Androgen Deprivation Therapy in Advanced Salivary Gland Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Salivary Gland Cancer

 

Last Updated: 28 Nov 2016

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Axitinib in R/M Salivary Gland Cancers of the Upper Aerodigestive Tract - SGC-AX14
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Salivary Gland Cancers

 

Last Updated: 2 Aug 2016

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