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Oropharyngeal Undifferentiated Carcinoma

MedGen UID:
76095
Concept ID:
C0280318
Neoplastic Process
Synonym: Oropharyngeal Lymphoepithelioma

Definition

A non-keratinizing carcinoma arising from the oropharynx. It is characterized by the presence of large malignant cells with vesicular nuclei, prominent nucleoli, syncytial growth pattern, and a lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate. [from NCI]

Professional guidelines

PubMed

Lechner M, Liu J, Masterson L, Fenton TR
Nat Rev Clin Oncol 2022 May;19(5):306-327. Epub 2022 Feb 1 doi: 10.1038/s41571-022-00603-7. PMID: 35105976Free PMC Article
Grégoire V, Evans M, Le QT, Bourhis J, Budach V, Chen A, Eisbruch A, Feng M, Giralt J, Gupta T, Hamoir M, Helito JK, Hu C, Hunter K, Johansen J, Kaanders J, Laskar SG, Lee A, Maingon P, Mäkitie A, Micciche' F, Nicolai P, O'Sullivan B, Poitevin A, Porceddu S, Składowski K, Tribius S, Waldron J, Wee J, Yao M, Yom SS, Zimmermann F, Grau C
Radiother Oncol 2018 Jan;126(1):3-24. Epub 2017 Nov 24 doi: 10.1016/j.radonc.2017.10.016. PMID: 29180076
Marur S, Forastiere AA
Mayo Clin Proc 2016 Mar;91(3):386-96. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2015.12.017. PMID: 26944243

Recent clinical studies

Etiology

Franchi A, Skalova A
Semin Diagn Pathol 2021 Nov;38(6):127-136. Epub 2021 Sep 26 doi: 10.1053/j.semdp.2021.09.001. PMID: 34583858
Patel P, Robinson PD, Baggott C, Gibson P, Ljungman G, Massey N, Ottaviani G, Phillips R, Revon-Rivière G, Treister N, White M, Cabral S, Dupuis L, Sung L
Eur J Cancer 2021 Sep;154:92-101. Epub 2021 Jul 9 doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2021.05.013. PMID: 34252760
Machiels JP, René Leemans C, Golusinski W, Grau C, Licitra L, Gregoire V; EHNS Executive Board. Electronic address: secretariat@ehns.org; ESMO Guidelines Committee. Electronic address: clinicalguidelines@esmo.org; ESTRO Executive Board. Electronic address: info@estro.org
Ann Oncol 2020 Nov;31(11):1462-1475. Epub 2020 Oct 23 doi: 10.1016/j.annonc.2020.07.011. PMID: 33239190
Marur S, Forastiere AA
Mayo Clin Proc 2016 Mar;91(3):386-96. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2015.12.017. PMID: 26944243
Denis F, Garaud P, Bardet E, Alfonsi M, Sire C, Germain T, Bergerot P, Rhein B, Tortochaux J, Calais G
J Clin Oncol 2004 Jan 1;22(1):69-76. Epub 2003 Dec 2 doi: 10.1200/JCO.2004.08.021. PMID: 14657228

Diagnosis

Ferris RL, Westra W
Annu Rev Pathol 2023 Jan 24;18:515-535. doi: 10.1146/annurev-pathmechdis-031521-041424. PMID: 36693202Free PMC Article
Franchi A, Skalova A
Semin Diagn Pathol 2021 Nov;38(6):127-136. Epub 2021 Sep 26 doi: 10.1053/j.semdp.2021.09.001. PMID: 34583858
Machiels JP, René Leemans C, Golusinski W, Grau C, Licitra L, Gregoire V; EHNS Executive Board. Electronic address: secretariat@ehns.org; ESMO Guidelines Committee. Electronic address: clinicalguidelines@esmo.org; ESTRO Executive Board. Electronic address: info@estro.org
Ann Oncol 2020 Nov;31(11):1462-1475. Epub 2020 Oct 23 doi: 10.1016/j.annonc.2020.07.011. PMID: 33239190
Marur S, Forastiere AA
Mayo Clin Proc 2016 Mar;91(3):386-96. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2015.12.017. PMID: 26944243
Psyrri A, Prezas L, Burtness B
Clin Adv Hematol Oncol 2008 Aug;6(8):604-12. PMID: 18820604

Therapy

Palma DA, Prisman E, Berthelet E, Tran E, Hamilton S, Wu J, Eskander A, Higgins K, Karam I, Poon I, Husain Z, Enepekides D, Hier M, Sultanem K, Richardson K, Mlynarek A, Johnson-Obaseki S, Odell M, Bayley A, Dowthwaite S, Jackson JE, Dzienis M, O'Neil J, Chandarana S, Banerjee R, Hart R, Chung J, Tenenholtz T, Krishnan S, Le H, Yoo J, Mendez A, Winquist E, Kuruvilla S, Stewart P, Warner A, Mitchell S, Chen J, Parker C, Wehrli B, Kwan K, Theurer J, Sathya J, Hammond JA, Read N, Venkatesan V, MacNeil SD, Fung K, Nichols AC
JAMA Oncol 2022 Jun 1;8(6):1-7. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2022.0615. PMID: 35482348Free PMC Article
Ferris RL, Flamand Y, Weinstein GS, Li S, Quon H, Mehra R, Garcia JJ, Chung CH, Gillison ML, Duvvuri U, O'Malley BW Jr, Ozer E, Thomas GR, Koch WM, Gross ND, Bell RB, Saba NF, Lango M, Méndez E, Burtness B
J Clin Oncol 2022 Jan 10;40(2):138-149. Epub 2021 Oct 26 doi: 10.1200/JCO.21.01752. PMID: 34699271Free PMC Article
Patel P, Robinson PD, Baggott C, Gibson P, Ljungman G, Massey N, Ottaviani G, Phillips R, Revon-Rivière G, Treister N, White M, Cabral S, Dupuis L, Sung L
Eur J Cancer 2021 Sep;154:92-101. Epub 2021 Jul 9 doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2021.05.013. PMID: 34252760
Marur S, Forastiere AA
Mayo Clin Proc 2016 Mar;91(3):386-96. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2015.12.017. PMID: 26944243
Denis F, Garaud P, Bardet E, Alfonsi M, Sire C, Germain T, Bergerot P, Rhein B, Tortochaux J, Calais G
J Clin Oncol 2004 Jan 1;22(1):69-76. Epub 2003 Dec 2 doi: 10.1200/JCO.2004.08.021. PMID: 14657228

Prognosis

Machiels JP, René Leemans C, Golusinski W, Grau C, Licitra L, Gregoire V; EHNS Executive Board. Electronic address: secretariat@ehns.org; ESMO Guidelines Committee. Electronic address: clinicalguidelines@esmo.org; ESTRO Executive Board. Electronic address: info@estro.org
Ann Oncol 2020 Nov;31(11):1462-1475. Epub 2020 Oct 23 doi: 10.1016/j.annonc.2020.07.011. PMID: 33239190
Wenig BM
Semin Diagn Pathol 2015 Jan;32(1):74-86. Epub 2014 Dec 19 doi: 10.1053/j.semdp.2014.12.004. PMID: 25804344
Marur S, D'Souza G, Westra WH, Forastiere AA
Lancet Oncol 2010 Aug;11(8):781-9. Epub 2010 May 5 doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(10)70017-6. PMID: 20451455Free PMC Article
Stambuk HE, Karimi S, Lee N, Patel SG
Radiol Clin North Am 2007 Jan;45(1):1-20. doi: 10.1016/j.rcl.2006.10.010. PMID: 17157621
Brennan B
Orphanet J Rare Dis 2006 Jun 26;1:23. doi: 10.1186/1750-1172-1-23. PMID: 16800883Free PMC Article

Clinical prediction guides

Park HC, Kim H, Kim JY, Lee HY, Lee J, Cha W, Ahn SH, Jeong WJ
BMC Cancer 2023 Dec 16;23(1):1242. doi: 10.1186/s12885-023-11689-2. PMID: 38104103Free PMC Article
Allevato MM, Smith JD, Brenner MJ, Chinn SB
Cancer J 2023 Jul-Aug 01;29(4):230-237. doi: 10.1097/PPO.0000000000000671. PMID: 37471614Free PMC Article
Serinelli S, Bryant SM, Williams MPA, Marzouk M, Zaccarini DJ
Head Neck Pathol 2022 Jun;16(2):466-475. Epub 2021 Oct 16 doi: 10.1007/s12105-021-01385-7. PMID: 34655410Free PMC Article
Wenig BM
Semin Diagn Pathol 2015 Jan;32(1):74-86. Epub 2014 Dec 19 doi: 10.1053/j.semdp.2014.12.004. PMID: 25804344
El-Mofty SK
Semin Diagn Pathol 2015 Jan;32(1):23-31. Epub 2015 Feb 25 doi: 10.1053/j.semdp.2015.02.022. PMID: 25804342

Recent systematic reviews

Lu Y, Clifford GM, Fairley CK, Grulich AE, Garland SM, Xiao F, Wang Y, Zou H
Int J Cancer 2024 Mar 1;154(5):830-841. Epub 2023 Oct 20 doi: 10.1002/ijc.34763. PMID: 37861207
Fonsêca TC, Jural LA, Marañón-Vásquez GA, Magno MB, Roza ALOC, Ferreira DMTP, Maia LC, Romañach MJ, Agostini M, Abrahão AC
Clin Oral Investig 2023 Dec 30;28(1):62. doi: 10.1007/s00784-023-05425-0. PMID: 38158517
Schuch LF, Schmidt TR, de Oliveira Zigmundo G, Kirschnick LB, Silveira FM, Martins MAT, Carlos R, Dos Santos JN, Fonseca FP, Vargas PA, Wagner VP, Martins MD
Head Neck Pathol 2022 Jun;16(2):525-537. Epub 2021 Dec 6 doi: 10.1007/s12105-021-01398-2. PMID: 34870796Free PMC Article
Parmar A, Macluskey M, Mc Goldrick N, Conway DI, Glenny AM, Clarkson JE, Worthington HV, Chan KK
Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2021 Dec 20;12(12):CD006386. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD006386.pub4. PMID: 34929047Free PMC Article
Wang MB, Liu IY, Gornbein JA, Nguyen CT
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2015 Nov;153(5):758-69. Epub 2015 Jun 29 doi: 10.1177/0194599815592157. PMID: 26124261

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