136 results match your criteria Microarray Technologies in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Head and Neck Cancer


Cytogenetics in Oral Cancer: A Comprehensive Update.

J Contemp Dent Pract 2022 Jan 1;23(1):123-131. Epub 2022 Jan 1.

Department of Maxillofacial Surgery and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Dentistry, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia, Phone: +966507633755, e-mail:

Aim: To evaluate the application of cytogenetic techniques in determining the diagnosis, prognosis, and therapeutics in oral cancer.

Background: Genetic aberrations that play an important role in oral oncogenesis demand substantial research for in-depth characterization of the tumor. Cytogenetic techniques have the potential to detect these aberrations. Read More

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January 2022

Identification and validation of potential novel biomarkers for oral squamous cell carcinoma.

Bioengineered 2021 12;12(1):8845-8862

Department of Periodontics & Oral Mucosal Diseases, The Affiliated Stomatology Hospital of Southwest Medical University, Luzhou, Sichuan, China.

Our study aimed to explore potential new diagnostic biomarkers in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) to find new target molecules involved in the progression of OSCC. Potential novel biomarkers of OSCC were identified using a protein microarray assay. Compared with the healthy control group, there were five proteins (I309, GDF15, AXL, MMP3, and CTACK) in the serum of in situ oral cancer group. Read More

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December 2021

Identification of Cancer Hub Gene Signatures Associated with Immune-Suppressive Tumor Microenvironment and Ovatodiolide as a Potential Cancer Immunotherapeutic Agent.

Cancers (Basel) 2021 Jul 30;13(15). Epub 2021 Jul 30.

Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei 11031, Taiwan.

Despite the significant advancement in therapeutic strategies, breast, colorectal, gastric, lung, liver, and prostate cancers remain the most prevalent cancers in terms of incidence and mortality worldwide. The major causes ascribed to these burdens are lack of early diagnosis, high metastatic tendency, and drug resistance. Therefore, exploring reliable early diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers universal to most cancer types is a clinical emergency. Read More

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Diagnostic and prognostic value of tumor-infiltrating B cells in lymph node metastases of papillary thyroid carcinoma.

Virchows Arch 2021 Nov 19;479(5):947-959. Epub 2021 Jun 19.

Breast and Thyroid Surgical Department, Chongqing General Hospital, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chongqing, China.

Lymph node metastases are strongly associated with unfavorable prognosis in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) patients. However, there are few sensitive or specific indicators that can diagnose or predict lymph node metastases in PTC. The objective of our study was to identify reliable indicators for the diagnosis and prediction of lymph node metastases of PTC. Read More

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November 2021

Hub biomarkers for the diagnosis and treatment of glioblastoma based on microarray technology.

Technol Cancer Res Treat 2021 Jan-Dec;20:1533033821990368

Department of Neurosurgery, The Fourth Hospital of Hebei Medical University, 12 Health Road, Shijiazhuang, Hebei, 050011, People's Republic of China.

Background: Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common clinical intracranial malignancy worldwide, and the most common supratentorial tumor in adults. GBM mainly causes damage to the brain tissue, which can be fatal. This research explored potential gene targets for the diagnosis and treatment of GBM using bioinformatic technology. Read More

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November 2021

High expression of PDGFA predicts poor prognosis of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 May;100(20):e25932

Department of Physiology and Neurobiology, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, PR China.

Abstract: Platelet-derived growth factor A (PDGFA), the most known member of PDGF family, plays a crucial role in occurrence and progression of different tumors. However, PDGFA expression and its clinical significance in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) are not clear. The present study aimed to assess the expression and prognostic value of PDGFA in ESCC. Read More

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Identification of core genes and clinical outcomes in tumors originated from endoderm (gastric cancer and lung carcinoma) via bioinformatics analysis.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 Mar;100(12):e25154

The Third Affiliated Hospital, the School of Medicine Xi'an Jiaotong University.

Abstract: During last decade, bioinformatics analysis has provided an effective way to study the relationship between various genes and biological processes. In this study, we aimed to identify potential core candidate genes and underlying mechanisms of progression of lung and gastric carcinomas which both originated from endoderm. The expression profiles, GSE54129 (gastric carcinoma) and GSE27262 (lung carcinoma), were collected from GEO database. Read More

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Prognostic Significance of Cytoplasmic SPNS2 Expression in Patients with Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

Medicina (Kaunas) 2021 Feb 12;57(2). Epub 2021 Feb 12.

Department of Surgical Pathology, Changhua Christian Hospital, Changhua 500, Taiwan.

Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is a malignant disease with a particularly high incidence in Taiwan. Our objective in this study was to elucidate the involvement of sphingolipid transporter 2 (SPNS2) expression and SPNS2 protein expression in the clinicopathological indexes and the clinical outcomes of OSCC patients. Immunohistochemistry analysis was performed for SPNS2 protein expression in samples from 264 cases of OSCC. Read More

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February 2021

Increased expression of thyroid hormone receptor alpha and estrogen receptor alpha in breast cancer associated with thyroid cancer.

Eur J Surg Oncol 2021 06 22;47(6):1316-1323. Epub 2021 Jan 22.

Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea; Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, South Korea; Department of Molecular Medicine and Biopharmaceutical Sciences, Graduate School of Convergence Science and Technology, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea. Electronic address:

Introduction: Breast cancer co-occurred with thyroid cancer might be associated with thyroid hormone receptor (TR) and estrogen receptor (ER), but few have been reported. We aimed to investigate the expression and prognostic significance of ERs and TRs in such settings.

Material And Methods: Tissue microarrays were constructed from 75 patients with breast and thyroid cancer (BC + TC) who were retrospectively recruited between 1999 and 2012 and 147 with breast cancer only (BC controls). Read More

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Exploring the molecular subclasses and stage-specific genes of oral cancer: A bioinformatics analysis.

Cancer Treat Res Commun 2021 27;27:100320. Epub 2021 Jan 27.

Department of Physical Science, Vavuniya Campus of the University of Jaffna, Vavuniya, Sri Lanka; Department of Computer Science and Informatics, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka, Badulla, Sri Lanka.

The rate of people getting affected by Oral cancer in Sri Lanka is growing rapidly since the root cause of such cancer, betel quid chewing is tightly coupled with the tradition of the country. The five-year survival rate of the disease is also pretty low as it is typically detected at advanced stages. This urges a comprehensive study on the marker genes of oral cancer for the successful therapeutic revisions that would potentially identify cancer in its early stages. Read More

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December 2021

Identification of novel autoantibodies based on the protein chip encoded by cancer-driving genes in detection of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.

Oncoimmunology 2020 09 9;9(1):1814515. Epub 2020 Sep 9.

College of Public Health, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China.

The purpose of this study was to identify novel autoantibodies against tumor-associated antigens (TAAbs) and explore the optimal diagnosis model based on the protein chip for detecting esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). The human protein chip based on cancer-driving genes was customized to discover candidate TAAbs. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was applied to verify and validate the expression levels of candidate TAAbs in the training cohort (130 ESCC and 130 normal controls) and the validation cohort (125 ESCC and 125 normal controls). Read More

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September 2020

Multiomics profiling of primary lung cancers and distant metastases reveals immunosuppression as a common characteristic of tumor cells with metastatic plasticity.

Genome Biol 2020 11 4;21(1):271. Epub 2020 Nov 4.

Department of Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA.

Background: Metastasis is the primary cause of cancer mortality accounting for 90% of cancer deaths. Our understanding of the molecular mechanisms driving metastasis is rudimentary.

Results: We perform whole exome sequencing (WES), RNA sequencing, methylation microarray, and immunohistochemistry (IHC) on 8 pairs of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) primary tumors and matched distant metastases. Read More

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November 2020

FOXO1 promotes tumor progression by increased M2 macrophage infiltration in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.

Theranostics 2020 16;10(25):11535-11548. Epub 2020 Sep 16.

Department of Clinical Oncology, The University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital, Shenzhen, China.

The transcription factor forkhead box protein O1 (FOXO1) is critical for regulating cytokine and chemokine secretion. However, its function in the tumor microenvironment (TME) remains largely unexplored. In this study, we characterized the prognostic value of FOXO1 and the interaction between tumor-derived FOXO1 and M2 macrophages in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). Read More

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An Integrated Analysis of mRNAs and miRNAs Microarray Profiles to Screen miRNA Signatures Involved in Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma.

Technol Cancer Res Treat 2020 Jan-Dec;19:1533033820956998

Department of Otorhinolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery, The Third Central Hospital of Tianjin, China.

Objective: We aim to identify several microRNAs (miRNAs/miRs)-messenger RNAs (mRNAs) biomarkers correlated to nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) based on an integrated analysis of miRNA and mRNAs microarray expression profiles.

Methods: The available mRNA and miRNA microarray datasets were retrieved from Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database according to pre-determined screening criteria. Differentially expressed miRNA and mRNAs (DEmiRNAs and DEmRNAs) were extracted between NPC and noncancerous nasopharyngeal tissues. Read More

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November 2021

A study of the immune infiltrate and patient outcomes in esophageal cancer.

Carcinogenesis 2021 04;42(3):395-404

Department of Surgery, Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy Group, Trinity Translational Medicine Institute, Trinity College Dublin, St James's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.

Objectives: Cancer patient outcomes and selection for novel therapies are heavily influenced by the immune contexture of the tumor microenvironment. Esophageal cancer is associated with poor outcomes. In contrast to colorectal cancer, where the immunoscore is increasingly used in prognostic staging, little is known about the immune cell populations in esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) and esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and their clinical significance. Read More

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Probability distribution of copy number alterations along the genome: an algorithm to distinguish different tumour profiles.

Sci Rep 2020 09 10;10(1):14868. Epub 2020 Sep 10.

Cytogenetics and Genomics Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Polo Ciências da Saúde, 3000-354, Coimbra, Portugal.

Copy number alterations (CNAs) comprise deletions or amplifications of fragments of genomic material that are particularly common in cancer and play a major contribution in its development and progression. High resolution microarray-based genome-wide technologies have been widely used to detect CNAs, generating complex datasets that require further steps to allow for the determination of meaningful results. In this work, we propose a methodology to determine common regions of CNAs from these datasets, that in turn are used to infer the probability distribution of disease profiles in the population. Read More

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September 2020

An individualized immune signature of pretreatment biopsies predicts pathological complete response to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and outcomes in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.

Signal Transduct Target Ther 2020 09 4;5(1):182. Epub 2020 Sep 4.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, National Cancer Center/National Clinical Research Center for Cancer/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, 100021, China.

No clinically available biomarkers can predict pathological complete response (pCR) for esophageal squamous cell carcinomas (ESCCs) with neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT). Considering that antitumor immunity status is an important determinant for nCRT, we performed an integrative analysis of immune-related gene profiles from pretreatment biopsies and constructed the first individualized immune signature for pCR and outcome prediction of ESCCs through a multicenter analysis. During the discovery phase, 14 differentially expressed immune-related genes (DEIGs) with greater than a twofold change between pCRs and less than pCRs (Read More

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September 2020

Regulation of Hippo/YAP signaling and Esophageal Squamous Carcinoma progression by an E3 ubiquitin ligase PARK2.

Theranostics 2020 25;10(21):9443-9457. Epub 2020 Jul 25.

Xinxiang Key Laboratory for Molecular Therapy of Cancer, Xinxiang Medical University, Xinxiang 453003, Henan Province, P.R. China.

Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancer types in China. Recent genomic sequencing analysis indicated the over-activation of Hippo/YAP signaling might play important roles for the carcinogenic process and progression for ESCC patients. However, little is known about the molecular mechanisms that controls Hippo signaling activity in ESCC. Read More

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hsa_circRNA6448-14 promotes carcinogenesis in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.

Aging (Albany NY) 2020 08 15;12(15):15581-15602. Epub 2020 Aug 15.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Anyang Cancer Hospital, Anyang 455000, China.

Circular RNAs (circRNAs) play important roles in cancer progression. hsa_circRNA6448-14 originates from exon 5 to exon 11 of the TGFBI gene. We investigated the roles of hsa_circRNA6448-14 in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) with microarrays and quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR), Kaplan-Meier analysis, loss-of-function and gain-of-function assays, and pull-down assays for miRNA binding. Read More

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Expression and Role of E-Cadherin, β-Catenin, and Vimentin in Human Papillomavirus-Positive and Human Papillomavirus-Negative Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

J Histochem Cytochem 2020 09 14;68(9):595-606. Epub 2020 Aug 14.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland.

Oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) is subclassified by the World Health Organization into two different entities: human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive and HPV-negative tumors. HPV infection promotes the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and transformation of keratinocyte stem cells into cancer stem cells. EMT is a crucial process in the carcinogenesis of epithelial-derived malignancies, and we aimed to study the role of its markers in OPSCC. Read More

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September 2020

Identification of candidate aberrantly methylated and differentially expressed genes in Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.

Sci Rep 2020 06 16;10(1):9735. Epub 2020 Jun 16.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, 430022, China.

Aberrant methylated genes (DMGs) play an important role in the etiology and pathogenesis of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). In this study, we aimed to integrate three cohorts profile datasets to ascertain aberrant methylated-differentially expressed genes and pathways associated with ESCC by comprehensive bioinformatics analysis. We downloaded data of gene expression microarrays (GSE20347, GSE38129) and gene methylation microarrays (GSE52826) from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database. Read More

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DNA methylation biomarkers for nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

PLoS One 2020 9;15(4):e0230524. Epub 2020 Apr 9.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.

Background: Aberrant methylation of DNA plays an important role in the pathogenesis of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). In the current study, we aimed to integrate three cohorts profile datasets to identify abnormally methylated-differentially expressed genes and pathways associated with NPC.

Methods: Data of gene expression microarrays (GSE53819, GSE412452) and gene methylation microarrays (GSE52068) obtained from the GEO database. Read More

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Using ESTIMATE algorithm to establish an 8-mRNA signature prognosis prediction system and identify immunocyte infiltration-related genes in Pancreatic adenocarcinoma.

Aging (Albany NY) 2020 03 17;12(6):5048-5070. Epub 2020 Mar 17.

Department of Pancreatic Surgery, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430022, China.

Objective: The tumour microenvironment is one of the significant factors driving the carcinogenesis of Pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PAAD). However, the underlying mechanism of how the tumour microenvironment impacts the prognosis of PAAD is not completely clear.

Results: The transcriptome and clinical data of 182 PAAD program cases were downloaded from the TCGA database. Read More

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Evaluation of NID2 promoter methylation for screening of Oral squamous cell carcinoma.

BMC Cancer 2020 Mar 14;20(1):218. Epub 2020 Mar 14.

Department of Oral Biology, Faculty of Dentistry, Mahidol University, Payathai Rd., Ratchathewi, Bangkok, 10400, Thailand.

Background: Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is an aggressive human malignancy. Because of late diagnosis and recurrence of OSCC, the treatment of patients with OSCC is often ineffective. Thus, finding novel biomarkers of OSCC are essential. Read More

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Cyclin D1 Gene Numerical Imbalances in Laryngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Tissue Microarray Grid Based Analysis.

Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 2020 Feb 1;21(2):379-384. Epub 2020 Feb 1.

1st ENT Dept, Hippocration Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

Background: Deregulation of critical proteins involved in cell cycle stability, such as cyclins, is a frequent genetic event in the development and progression of solid malignancies. Concerning laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC), cyclin D1 oncogenic transformation leads to an aberrant protein expression and seems to affect the biological behaviour of the neoplasm. The aim of this study was to determine the correlation of cyclin D1 numerical imbalances with the corresponding protein expression levels in LSCCs. Read More

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February 2020

Immunohistochemical analysis of the expression of cancer-associated fibroblast markers in esophageal cancer with and without neoadjuvant therapy.

Virchows Arch 2020 May 11;476(5):725-734. Epub 2019 Dec 11.

Institute of Pathology, University of Bern, Murtenstrasse 31, 3008, Bern, Switzerland.

Esophageal carcinoma (EC) is one of the most aggressive human malignancies with high rates of resistance to conventional anticancer treatment. Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) are an important part of the tumor microenvironment and associated with tumor progression. COL11A1, SPARC, and CD90 have been identified as rather specific CAF markers, with COL11A1 expression particularly shown to influence response to chemotherapy. Read More

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Extensive lymphatic spread of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma is associated with an increase in expression of genes involved in epithelial-mesenchymal transition and cancer stem cell-like properties.

Cancer Med 2019 11 9;8(15):6528-6537. Epub 2019 Sep 9.

Department of Surgery, Yonsei University Health System, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Background: Active surveillance is an alternative management for patents with low-risk papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC); however, there is an absence of specific molecular markers that predict its progression. We compared gene expression patterns between PTMC with lateral neck-node metastasis (N1b) and PTMC-lacking nodal metastasis (N0).

Methods: We performed oligonucleotide microarray analysis in three PTMCs without cervical lymph-node metastases (N0), and five PTMCs with lateral neck-node metastasis (N1b) at initial diagnosis, using an Illumina HumanHT-12 v4. Read More

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November 2019

Artificial Intelligence Algorithms to Assess Hormonal Status From Tissue Microarrays in Patients With Breast Cancer.

JAMA Netw Open 2019 07 3;2(7):e197700. Epub 2019 Jul 3.

Departmemt of Computer Science, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.

Importance: Immunohistochemistry (IHC) is the most widely used assay for identification of molecular biomarkers. However, IHC is time consuming and costly, depends on tissue-handling protocols, and relies on pathologists' subjective interpretation. Image analysis by machine learning is gaining ground for various applications in pathology but has not been proposed to replace chemical-based assays for molecular detection. Read More

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Systematic cancer-testis gene expression analysis identified CDCA5 as a potential therapeutic target in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.

EBioMedicine 2019 Aug 16;46:54-65. Epub 2019 Jul 16.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China. Electronic address:

Background: Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is one of the most lethal malignancies with poor prognosis. Cancer-testis genes (CTGs) have been vigorously pursued as targets for cancer immunotherapy, but the expressive patterns and functional roles of CTGs remain unclear in ESCC.

Methods: A systematic screening strategy was adopted to screen CTGs in ESCC by integrating multiple public databases and RNA expression microarray data from 119 ESCC subjects. Read More

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Molecular prognosticators in clinically and pathologically distinct cohorts of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma-A meta-analysis approach.

PLoS One 2019 16;14(7):e0218989. Epub 2019 Jul 16.

Integrated Head and Neck Oncology Program, Mazumdar Shaw Centre for Translational Research, Mazumdar Shaw Medical Foundation, Narayana Health, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC) includes multiple subsites that exhibit differential treatment outcome, which is in turn reflective of tumor stage/histopathology and molecular profile. This study hypothesized that the molecular profile is an accurate prognostic adjunct in patients triaged based on clinico-pathological characteristics. Towards this effect, publically available micro-array datasets (n = 8), were downloaded, classified based on HPV association (n = 83) and site (tongue n = 88; laryngopharynx n = 53; oropharynx n = 51) and re-analyzed (Genespring; v13. Read More

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February 2020