• To elucidate the potential etiological role of RUNX3 in the development of salivary gland adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC), we analyzed the methylation status of RUNX3 in a series of 114 ACC tissues and 3 ACC cell lines. (spandidos-publications.com)
  • Though cancers can occur on any of the salivary glands, large or small, they are a rare type of oral, head, and neck cancer , accounting for 6 percent of the cancers affecting these parts of the body. (everydayhealth.com)
  • Smoking and alcohol use are not major causes of salivary gland cancer , unlike most other head and neck cancers. (everydayhealth.com)
  • But research has found that exposure to radiation to the head and neck increases the risk of developing salivary gland cancer. (everydayhealth.com)
  • The biggest news in salivary gland cancer treatment may come from the discovery of proteins on the surface of many head and neck cancer cells that need to be activated for cancer cells to grow. (everydayhealth.com)
  • The future for salivary gland and other head and neck cancer will be personalized therapy," says Petruzzelli. (everydayhealth.com)
  • Most other salivary gland cancers are treated with some combination of surgery, radiation, or drug therapy. (everydayhealth.com)
  • Most salivary gland cancers already respond well to radiation therapy, but the new IMRT technology and the coming proton beam therapy should give even better results," says Dr. Petruzzelli. (everydayhealth.com)
  • The aim of this study was to evaluate predictive factors for local-regional (LR) recurrence, DM, and survival in ACC.A retrospective review of the medical records for patients with salivary glands ACC from 1990 to 2015 was performed. (cancerindex.org)
  • General contraindications to MR such as cardiac pacemakers, ocular foreign bodies, aneurysm clips, and surgical ferromagnetic hardware would lead one to depend upon CT rather than MR. Evaluation of calcification for stones in the salivary duct are more easily detected by CT. (ucsd.edu)
  • Incisional biopsy removes a small piece of a lump in a salivary gland through a surgical incision, or cut. (cancer.ca)
  • Recurrent symptoms caused by salivary calculi may require surgical excision of the involved salivary gland. (ndtv.com)
  • We also work to advance the practice of minimally invasive salivary gland surgical techniques. (upmc.com)
  • It not only illustrates the cytomorphology and histology of salivary gland specimens, but also presents and contrasts common problem areas that can lead to erroneous interpretation. (springerpub.com)
  • They are 1 to 2 mm in diameter and unlike the major glands, they are not encapsulated by connective tissue, only surrounded by it. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is the serous type of gland which secretes alpha-amylase (also known as ptyalin ). (wikipedia.org)
  • Salivary gland enlargement also occurs in autoimmune diseases such as HIV and Sjögren's syndrome where the body's immune system attacks the salivary glands causing significant inflammation. (entnet.org)
  • Dr. Schaitkin and his team are dedicated to furthering research and education on salivary gland diseases, conditions, and treatments. (upmc.com)