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  1. Interactive Voice Response Systems (IVRS) and other electronic data collection methods have begun to replace conventional paper diaries as a way to capture daily patient reports. However, these methods have no...

    Authors: Joseph M Blondin, Khamis S Abu-Hasaballah, Howard Tennen and Rajesh V Lalla
    Citation: Head & Neck Oncology 2010 2:29
  2. This paper evaluates tumour control and toxicity especially in relation to swallowing dysfunction in those patients with locally advanced oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma who have undergone either primary...

    Authors: Charlotte J Ingle, Kent Yip, Valerie Caskie, Catherine Dyson, Amanda Ford and Christopher D Scrase
    Citation: Head & Neck Oncology 2010 2:28
  3. Significant biochemical changes are observed in glycosaminoglycans in squamous cell laryngeal carcinoma. The most characteristics are in chondroitin/dermatan sulfate fine structure and proportion, which might ...

    Authors: Dimitrios Kalathas, Irene-Eva Triantaphyllidou, Nicholas S Mastronikolis, Panos D Goumas, Thoedore A Papadas, Gabriel Tsiropoulos and Demitrios H Vynios
    Citation: Head & Neck Oncology 2010 2:27
  4. In recent years there has been much interest in the use of optical diagnostics in cancer detection. Early diagnosis of cancer affords early intervention and greatest chance of cure. Raman spectroscopy is based...

    Authors: Andrew T Harris, Andrew Rennie, Haroon Waqar-Uddin, Sarah R Wheatley, Samit K Ghosh, Dominic P Martin-Hirsch, Sheila E Fisher, Alec S High, Jennifer Kirkham and Tahwinder Upile
    Citation: Head & Neck Oncology 2010 2:26
  5. Little is known about management and prognosis for malignant head & neck paragangliomas. We reviewed records of these patients to determine optimal treatment strategies.

    Authors: Daniel J Moskovic, Joseph R Smolarz, Douglas Stanley, Camilo Jimenez, Michelle D Williams, Ehab Y Hanna and Michael E Kupferman
    Citation: Head & Neck Oncology 2010 2:23
  6. With 16,005 new cases and 5,406 related deaths in 2005, France is particularly concerned by Head and Neck (H&N) cancers. In addition to tobacco and alcohol, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) has been reported as a ri...

    Authors: Jean Lacau St Guily, Isabelle Borget, Alexandre Vainchtock, Vanessa Rémy and Claire Takizawa
    Citation: Head & Neck Oncology 2010 2:22
  7. To assess the results for local control (LC) and survival in patients with early-stage glottic cancer (GC) who were treated by radiotherapy (RT) with or without chemotherapy.

    Authors: Naoki Hirasawa, Yoshiyuki Itoh, Shunichi Ishihara, Seiji Kubota, Junji Itoh, Yasushi Fujimoto, Tsutomu Nakashima and Shinji Naganawa
    Citation: Head & Neck Oncology 2010 2:20
  8. The role of positron emission tomography (PET) with fluoro-deoxy-glucose (FDG) in the staging of head and neck cancer (HNC) is unclear. The NCCN guidelines do not recommend FDG-PET as a part of standard workup...

    Authors: Gregory J Kubicek, Collin Champ, Shannon Fogh, Fen Wang, Eashwer Reddy, Charles Intenzo, Reginald W Dusing and Mitchell Machtay
    Citation: Head & Neck Oncology 2010 2:19
  9. Xeroderma pigmentosa (XP) is a hereditary disease characterized by deficient repair of DNA damage that occurred on exposure of the skin to ultraviolet irradiation. The affected children have a propensity to de...

    Authors: Ayman Amin, Mahmoud Bassiouny, Kareem Sallam, Galal Ghally, Hanaa El-Karaksy and Alaa El-Haddad
    Citation: Head & Neck Oncology 2010 2:18
  10. The skull base surgery is one of the most demanding surgeries. There are different structures that can be injured easily, by operating in the skull base. It is very important for the neurosurgeon to choose the...

    Authors: Martin Scholz, Richard Parvin, Jost Thissen, Catharina Löhnert, Albrecht Harders and Klaus Blaeser
    Citation: Head & Neck Oncology 2010 2:16
  11. The purpose of this paper was to investigate the impact of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) infection in the aetiology of pharyngo-cutaneous fistula (PCF) formation following total laryngecto...

    Authors: Jean-Pierre Jeannon, Ahmad Orabi, Argyris Manganaris and Ricard Simo
    Citation: Head & Neck Oncology 2010 2:14
  12. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is by far the most common malignant neoplasm of the oral cavity. A number of etiologic factors have been implicated in its development. During the past few decades, a particular f...

    Authors: Seta A Sarkis, Bashar H Abdullah, Ban A Abdul Majeed and Nazar G Talabani
    Citation: Head & Neck Oncology 2010 2:13
  13. Thyroid nodule is a common presentation and requires a structured diagnostic approach to ascertain the risk of malignancy and determine appropriate management. This review article highlights the key points in ...

    Authors: Chee Yean Eng, Muhammad S Quraishi and Patrick J Bradley
    Citation: Head & Neck Oncology 2010 2:11
  14. There is an important global need to improve early detection of oral cancer. Recent reports suggest that optical imaging technologies can aid in the identification of neoplastic lesions in the oral cavity; how...

    Authors: Mohammed S Rahman, Nilesh Ingole, Darren Roblyer, Vanda Stepanek, Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Ann Gillenwater, Surendra Shastri and Pankaj Chaturvedi
    Citation: Head & Neck Oncology 2010 2:10
  15. The incidence of oral squamous cell carcinoma remains high. Oral and oro-pharyngeal carcinomas are the sixth most common cancer in the world. Several clinicopathological parameters have been implicated in prog...

    Authors: Waseem Jerjes, Tahwinder Upile, Aviva Petrie, Andrew Riskalla, Zaid Hamdoon, Michael Vourvachis, Kostas Karavidas, Amrita Jay, Ann Sandison, Gareth J Thomas, Nicholas Kalavrezos and Colin Hopper
    Citation: Head & Neck Oncology 2010 2:9
  16. We present a case of adenomyoepithlioma (AME) arising from the tonsil. AME is an uncommon tumor that typically arises in breast, but rarely found in salivary glands, lung, and skin. Its biological features hav...

    Authors: Juan Ren, Liping Song, Qiang Dang, Xiaozhi Zhang, Shi-Wen Jiang, Guanjun Zhang, Ning Wang, Zi Liu, Jiansheng Wang, Yi Lisa Hwa, Zongfang Li, Xinhan Zhao and Yuan Liu
    Citation: Head & Neck Oncology 2010 2:7
  17. Increasing evidence shows that Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is preferentially associated with some head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCCs), with variable infection rates reported.

    Authors: Jerry Machado, Patricia P Reis, Tong Zhang, Colleen Simpson, Wei Xu, Bayardo Perez-Ordonez, David P Goldstein, Dale H Brown, Ralph W Gilbert, Patrick J Gullane, Jonathan C Irish and Suzanne Kamel-Reid
    Citation: Head & Neck Oncology 2010 2:6
  18. Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is an aggressive and lethal malignancy. Publically available cell lines are mostly of lingual origin, or have not been carefully characterized. Detailed characteri...

    Authors: Daniel J Liebertz, Melissa G Lechner, Rizwan Masood, Uttam K Sinha, Jing Han, Raj K Puri, Adrian J Correa and Alan L Epstein
    Citation: Head & Neck Oncology 2010 2:5
  19. A 60 year old lady was referred to the Princess Alexandra Hospital (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) tertiary Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Unit from a peripheral hospital for investigation and management of a...

    Authors: Peter Peters, Costa Repanos, James Earnshaw, Patrick Stark, Bryan Burmeister, Lloyd McGuire, Susanne Jeavons and William B Coman AM
    Citation: Head & Neck Oncology 2010 2:4
  20. Symptom control is an important consideration in the choice of treatment for patients with recurrent and/or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN). Patients who demonstrate objective t...

    Authors: Ricard Mesía, Ramón Palmero, Mònica Cos, Esther Vilajosana and Silvia Vázquez
    Citation: Head & Neck Oncology 2010 2:3
  21. Less than 80 reported cases of paragangliomas of the larynx are reported in the literature. A role for external beam radiation in this disease has not yet been explored. We present four cases of laryngeal para...

    Authors: Joseph R Smolarz, Ehab Y Hanna, Michelle D Williams and Michael E Kupferman
    Citation: Head & Neck Oncology 2010 2:2
  22. Ameloblastoma is a true neoplasm of odontogenic epithelial origin. It is the second most common odontogenic neoplasm, and only odontoma outnumbers it in reported frequency of occurrence. Its incidence, combine...

    Authors: Rakesh S Ramesh, Suraj Manjunath, Tanveer H Ustad, Saira Pais and K Shivakumar
    Citation: Head & Neck Oncology 2010 2:1
  23. Basal cell adenocarcinoma of a minor salivary gland is extremely rare. The goal of this report is to increase awareness of this rare disease and to review and discuss the differential diagnosis and important c...

    Authors: Bryan K Ward, Raja R Seethala, E Leon Barnes and Stephen Y Lai
    Citation: Head & Neck Oncology 2009 1:41
  24. Raman spectroscopy could offer non-invasive, rapid and an objective nature to cancer diagnostics. However, much work in this field has focused on resolving differences between cancerous and non-cancerous tissu...

    Authors: Andrew T Harris, Manjree Garg, Xuebin B Yang, Sheila E Fisher, Jennifer Kirkham, D Alastair Smith, Dominic P Martin-Hirsch and Alec S High
    Citation: Head & Neck Oncology 2009 1:38
  25. The incidence of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) has been gradually increasing over the last three decades. Recent data have now attributed a viral aetiology to a subset of head and neck cancers....

    Authors: Peter KC Goon, Margaret A Stanley, Jörg Ebmeyer, Lars Steinsträsser, Tahwinder Upile, Waseem Jerjes, Manuel Bernal-Sprekelsen, Martin Görner and Holger H Sudhoff
    Citation: Head & Neck Oncology 2009 1:36
  26. The neck dissection has remained a pivotal aspect of head and neck cancer management for over a century. During this time its role has expanded from a purely therapeutic option into an elective setting, in par...

    Authors: Cyrus J Kerawala and Manolis Heliotos
    Citation: Head & Neck Oncology 2009 1:35
  27. Cancer poses a massive health burden with incidence rates expected to double globally over the next decade. In the United Kingdom screening programmes exists for cervical, breast, and colorectal cancer. The ab...

    Authors: Andrew T Harris, Anxhela Lungari, Christopher J Needham, Stephen L Smith, Michael A Lones, Sheila E Fisher, Xuebin B Yang, Nicola Cooper, Jennifer Kirkham, D Alastair Smith, Dominic P Martin-Hirsch and Alec S High
    Citation: Head & Neck Oncology 2009 1:34
  28. Free flap success rates are in excess of 95%. Vascular occlusion (thrombosis) remains the primary reason for flap loss, with venous thrombosis being more common than arterial occlusion. The majority of flap fa...

    Authors: Daniel Novakovic, Rajan S Patel, David P Goldstein and Patrick J Gullane
    Citation: Head & Neck Oncology 2009 1:33
  29. Head and neck cancers are among the most prevalent tumors in the world. Despite advances in the treatment of head and neck tumors, the survival of patients with these cancers has not markedly improved over the...

    Authors: Daisuke Sano and Jeffrey N Myers
    Citation: Head & Neck Oncology 2009 1:32
  30. The ameloblastic carcinoma is a rare malignant odontogenic tumor which rather occurs in the mandible than in the maxilla. Its rarity and in this context somewhat speculative histopathogenesis may account for d...

    Authors: Astrid LD Kruse, Roger A Zwahlen and Klaus W Grätz
    Citation: Head & Neck Oncology 2009 1:31
  31. Myositis ossificans in the head and neck is a rare heterotropic bone formation within a muscle. Besides fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, traumatic and neurogenic forms are described in the literature.

    Authors: Astrid L Kruse, Christine Dannemann and Klaus W Grätz
    Citation: Head & Neck Oncology 2009 1:30