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PURPOSE To evaluate induction chemotherapy with docetaxel, cisplatin, and fluorouracil (TPF) followed by surgery and postoperative radiotherapy versus up-front surgery and postoperative radiotherapy in patients with locally advanced resectable oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). PATIENTS AND METHODS A prospective open-label phase III trial was conducted.(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate the pattern of glucose transporter-1 (Glut-1) expression in primary and recurrent head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCCAs) and the relation between Glut-1 expression and 2-[18F]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose - positron emission tomography (FDG-PET). Standardised uptake values (SUVs) were used to evaluate FDG uptake(More)
Oral mucosal melanoma (OMM) is a clinically rare disease with poor prognosis. Various treatment methods have been investigated with the aim of improving the prognosis. This study aimed to analyze the data of a single institution in the management of OMM. A total of 78 consecutive OMM patients were included in this retrospective study. The intraoral lesion(More)
PURPOSE Oral mucosal melanoma (OMM) is a rare disease associated with a very poor prognosis. Because well-established treatment protocols for OMM are in short supply, prognostic information regarding recent treatment modalities for this disease were sought. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective chart review was performed of 61 patients who were treated for(More)
Distant metastasis is a common cause of mortality in patients with salivary gland adenoid cystic carcinoma (SACC). However, presently, the development of distant metastasis is unable to be predicted in clinical practice. Recent studies have shown that overexpression of podoplanin is associated with metastasis and survival in patients with several cancer(More)
The contactin 1 (CNTN1) gene exerts oncogene‑like activities and its expression has been linked to several human malignancies. In this study, a possible association between CNTN1 expression and clinicopathological parameters and clinical outcomes in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) was examined. CNTN1 protein expression was evaluated by(More)
The incidence of oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is increasing but the long-term survival rate remains low. An animal model would therefore be helpful for evaluation of new treatment modalities for oral SCC. Hamster is small animal, therefore, the cancer of hamster cheek pouch is not optimal for tumor imaging. The VX2 cell line has been used in many(More)
Previously, we conducted a randomized phase III trial of TPF (docetaxel, cisplatin, and 5-fluorouracil) induction chemotherapy in surgically managed locally advanced oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and found no improvement in overall survival. This study reports long-term follow-up results from our initial trial. All patients had clinical stage III or(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose-position-emission tomography-computer tomography imaging ((18)F-FDG-PET-CT) on head and neck squamous cell carcinoma(HNSCCA) and lymph node metastasis. METHODS (18)F-FDG-PET-CT imaging of 20 patients with HNSCCA was evaluated retrospectively. RESULTS All the primary tumors were correctly diagnosed by(More)
PURPOSE To explore the safety and efficacy of ultrasound hyperthermia combined with chemotherapy and radical operation for advanced oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). METHODS Nine patients who had definite pathological diagnosis were enrolled in this clinical trail from 2015 to 2016. All patients underwent ultrasound hyperthermia combined with(More)