Sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma
- Highly aggressive undifferentiated carcinoma of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses
Your QuestionMy husband was diagnosed with sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma (SNUC). We know very little about it. The cancer has metastasized to his lymph nodes and liver. It started with a very large tumor that grew up from the sinuses and pressed against his frontal lobe. He has had surgery and is now receiving chemotherapy. Any information you have about this cancer, any current therapies, or research trials could be helpful.
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The Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison (PRPL) Office at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is another resource when considering participation in a research study. We recommend calling 1-800-411-1222 to speak with a specialist, who can help you determine if you are eligible for any clinical trials.
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If you are interested in enrolling in a clinical trial, you can find helpful general information on clinical trials at the ClinicalTrials.gov Web page.
Resources on many charitable or special-fare flights to research and treatment sites and low-cost hospitality accommodations for outpatients and family members, as well as ambulance services, are listed on the Web site of the Office of Rare Diseases Research (ORDR), part of the National Institutes of Health.
- Reiersen DA, Pahilan ME, Devaiah AK. Meta-analysis of treatment outcomes for sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma. Otolaryngology - head and neck surgery. 2012; 147:7-14. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22460731. Accessed 1/15/2013.
- Schmidt ER, Berry RL. Diagnosis and treatment of sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma: report of a case and review of the literature. Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery. 2008; 66:1505-1510. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18571040. Accessed 1/15/2013.
- American Cancer Society. Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinus Cancers. January 2013; http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003123-pdf.pdf. Accessed 1/22/2013.