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  1. Research

    The cost burden of oral, oral pharyngeal, and salivary gland cancers in three groups: commercial insurance, medicare, and medicaid

    Head and neck cancers are of particular interest to health care providers, their patients, and those paying for health care services, because they have a high morbidity, they are extremely expensive to treat, ...

    Jed J Jacobson, Joel B Epstein, Frederick C Eichmiller, Teresa B Gibson, Ginger S Carls, Emily Vogtmann, Shaohung Wang and Barbara Murphy

    Head & Neck Oncology 2012 4:15

    Published on: 26 April 2012

  2. Research

    Delay in pathological tissue processing time vs. mortality in oral cancer: Short communication

    Several factors have been identified to affect morbidity and mortality in oral cancer patients. The time taken to process a resected cancer specimen in a patient presenting with primary or recurrent disease ca...

    Waseem Jerjes, Tahwinder Upile, Hani Radhi, Aviva Petrie, Aidan Adams, Jacqueline Callear, Panagiotis Kafas and Colin Hopper

    Head & Neck Oncology 2012 4:14

    Published on: 26 April 2012

  3. Review

    Clear cell chondrosarcoma of the head and neck

    Clear cell chondrosarcoma is a rare variant of chondrosarcoma that mostly involves the end of long bones. However, nine cases have been reported in the head and neck: four in larynx, two in nasal septum, two i...

    Sepideh Mokhtari and Abbas Mirafsharieh

    Head & Neck Oncology 2012 4:13

    Published on: 20 April 2012

  4. Research

    A retrospective, deformable registration analysis of the impact of PET-CT planning on patterns of failure in stereotactic body radiation therapy for recurrent head and neck cancer

    Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) has seen increasing use as a salvage strategy for selected patients with recurrent, previously-irradiated squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (rSCCHN). PET-C...

    Kyle Wang, Dwight E Heron, John C Flickinger, Jean-Claude M Rwigema, Robert L Ferris, Gregory J Kubicek, James P Ohr, Annette E Quinn, Cihat Ozhasoglu and Barton F Branstetter

    Head & Neck Oncology 2012 4:12

    Published on: 19 April 2012

  5. Case report

    Parapharyngeal space hemangiopericytoma treated with surgery and postoperative radiation- a case report

    Hemangiopericytoma (HPC) is a rare tumor of uncertain malignant potential arising from mesenchymal cells with pericytic differentiation. It accounts for 3-5% of soft tissue sarcomas and 1% of vascular tumors. ...

    Muhammad Mohsin Fareed, Abdullah Suleiman Mazaed Al Amro, Rashad Akasha, Mansour Al Assiry, Mushabbab Al Asiri, Mutahir Tonio and Yasser Bayoumi

    Head & Neck Oncology 2012 4:10

    Published on: 5 April 2012

  6. Research

    cTNM vs. pTNM: the effect of not applying ultrasonography in the identification of cervical nodal disease

    Accurate clinical staging of oral squamous cell cancer can be quite difficult to achieve especially if nodal involvement is identified. Radiologically-assisted clinical staging is more accurate and informs the...

    Waseem Jerjes, Tahwinder Upile, Hani Radhi, Aviva Petrie, Jesuloba Abiola, Aidan Adams, Jacqueline Callear, Panagiotis Kafas, Syedda Abbas, Kartic Rajaram and Colin Hopper

    Head & Neck Oncology 2012 4:5

    Published on: 12 March 2012

  7. Research

    The effect of tobacco and alcohol and their reduction/cessation on mortality in oral cancer patients: short communication

    The use of tobacco is known to increase the incidence of developing oral cancer by 6 times, while the additive effect of drinking alcohol further increases the risk leading to higher rate of morbidity and mort...

    Waseem Jerjes, Tahwinder Upile, Hani Radhi, Aviva Petrie, Jesuloba Abiola, Aidan Adams, Panagiotis Kafas, Jacqueline Callear, Ramin Carbiner, Kartic Rajaram and Colin Hopper

    Head & Neck Oncology 2012 4:6

    Published on: 12 March 2012

  8. Case report

    Etiology analysis and computed tomography imaging of a tonsillar inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor: report of an immunocompetent patient and brief review

    The etiology of Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor(IMT) is contentious. In this study, we used computed tomography (CT) to examine tonsillar IMT and further analyzed the etiology of this entity.

    Yun-Zhen Luo, Li-Bo Dai, Shui-Hong Zhou, Xing-Mei Luo, Jun Fan and Ling-Xiang Ruan

    Head & Neck Oncology 2012 4:4

    Published on: 9 March 2012

  9. Research

    The impact of frozen sections on final surgical margins in squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity and lips: a retrospective analysis over an 11 years period

    Taking intraoperative frozen sections (FS) is a widely used procedure in oncologic surgery. However so far no evidence of an association of FS analysis and premalignant changes in the surgical margin exists. T...

    Stefan Gerber, Carole Gengler, Klaus W Grätz and Astrid L Kruse

    Head & Neck Oncology 2011 3:56

    Published on: 30 December 2011

  10. Review

    How to do it: the difficult thyroid

    There is a paucity of publications detailing how to deal with the difficult thyroid cancer. When compared to other cancers, it is relatively rare with several histopathological subtypes which run differing cli...

    Tahwinder Upile, Waseem Jerjes, Jaspal Mahil, Hitesh Tailor, Ramkishan Balakumar, Anuja Rao, Yassar Qureshi, Iain Bowman and Suchana Mukhopadhyay

    Head & Neck Oncology 2011 3:54

    Published on: 23 December 2011

  11. Research

    Vascular mimicry in cultured head and neck tumour cell lines

    Vascuologenesis is the de novo establishment of blood vessels and vascular networks from mesoderm-derived endothelial cell precursors (angioblasts). Recently a novel mechanism, by which some genetically deregu...

    Tahwinder Upile, Waseem Jerjes, Hani Radhi, Mohammed Al-Khawalde, Panagiotis Kafas, Seyed Nouraei and Holger Sudhoff

    Head & Neck Oncology 2011 3:55

    Published on: 23 December 2011

  12. Commentary

    Photodynamic therapy vs. photochemical internalization: the surgical margin

    Controlling tumour margins in head and neck surgery is of the utmost importance in preventing loco-regional spread and distant metastasis, which will ultimately lead to a significant reduction in morbidity and...

    Waseem Jerjes, Tahwinder Upile, Hani Radhi and Colin Hopper

    Head & Neck Oncology 2011 3:53

    Published on: 22 December 2011

  13. Review

    English law for the surgeon II: Clinical negligence

    Traditionally, in the United Kingdom and Europe, the surgeon was generally not troubled by litigation from patients presenting as elective as well as emergency cases, but this aspect of custom has changed. Lit...

    Waseem Jerjes, Jaspal Mahil and Tahwinder Upile

    Head & Neck Oncology 2011 3:52

    Published on: 21 December 2011

  14. Research

    Photodynamic therapy and end-stage tongue base cancer: short communication

    We previously reported on the outcome of 21 patients with stage IV advanced and/or recurrent tongue base carcinoma subjected to mTHPC-PDT. We continue to develop on the previous work by treating more patients ...

    Waseem Jerjes, Tahwinder Upile, Hani Radhi and Colin Hopper

    Head & Neck Oncology 2011 3:49

    Published on: 7 December 2011

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