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Endoscopic Nasopharyngectomy for Newly Diagnosed Stage I Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Patients

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is most prevalent in eastern Asia, with the highest incidence reported among the Cantonese population from the province of Guangdong. Radiotherapy is the cornerstone of initial treatment due to the radiosensitive behavior of NPC and its deep-seated location. Although radiotherapy has achieved satisfactory results, it can also cause some severe adverse events. Currently, surgery is only applied to the treatment of recurrent NPC (rNPC) patients, mainly dominated by the conventional open surgery. However, the traditional surgery was accompanied by high rate of treatment-induced complications and low rate of block removal, which greatly limited the surgical application to the treatment of primary NPC. With the continuous improvement in surgical techniques, especially the electronic endoscopic system to be used in the surgical treatment recently, endoscopic nasopharyngectomy can largely overcome these shortcomings of traditional surgery mentioned above. In addition, the investigators retrospectively analyzed the survival outcomes of 9 patients with NPC (all T1N0M0 according to the UICC / AJCC seventh staging) treated with endoscopic nasopharyngectomy in our hospital, with 5-year rate of overall survival, loco-regional-free survival, distant metastasis-free survival of 100%. Therefore, the investigators considered endoscopic nasopharyngectomy for staged I NPC patients feasible. This study will focus on the survival outcomes and quality of life of the staged I NPC patients treated with endoscopic nasopharyngectomy.

Zhongshan, GuangdongStart: October 2017
Applying PET/MR in Oncology - a Prospective Project

Cancer is a global health issue. According to the World Health Organization, Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally, and is responsible for an estimated 9.6 million deaths in 2018. In Israel, more than 30,000 new cases of cancer were diagnosed, and more than 11,000 deaths were cancer-related during 2016. Imaging plays a pivotal role in cancer management, and multiple techniques are used in all phases of cancer management. The overall morphological, structural, metabolic and functional information obtained in imaging is used for improved individualized therapy planning. Different imaging modalities are available during different time points in the natural history of different malignancies: Early detection of cancer through screening based on imaging is probably a major contributor to a reduction in mortality for certain cancers . Once a diagnosis is made, determining the clinical stage of cancer, meaning the extent of the disease before any treatment is given, is a critical element in determining appropriate treatment based on the experience and outcomes of groups of previous patients with similar stage . Precise clinical staging of cancer is crucial. Not only that this clear non-ambiguous description is a key factor that defines prognosis, it is also a chief component of inclusion, exclusion, and stratification criteria for clinical trials. Several cancer staging systems are used worldwide. The most clinically useful staging system is the tumor, node, and metastasis (TNM) staging system developed by the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) in collaboration with the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). The AJCC TNM system classifies cancers by the size and extent of the primary tumor (T), involvement of regional lymph nodes (N), and the presence or absence of distant metastases (M). There is a TNM staging algorithm for cancers of virtually every anatomic site and histology, with the primary exception of pediatric cancers. The clinical TNM (cTNM) classification should be used to determine correctly the clinical stage of cancer and to help guide primary therapy planning.

Start: October 2019