Jens Klußmann

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There are few well-established patient risk factors associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in cancers of the oral cavity and oropharynx. The purpose of this study was to determine if there were significant different risk factors and tumor characteristics between HPV-positive and HPV-negative cancer cases. HPV was evaluated in cancer tissue and(More)
BACKGROUND Oncogenic human papillomaviruses (HPV) DNA have repeatedly been observed in many head and neck carcinomas (HNSCCs), and HPV infections are currently considered a possible factor in the etiology of these tumors. However, the reported prevalences of HPV-DNA in HNSCC are variable. In the current study the authors used highly sensitive polymerase(More)
Recent analyses of head and neck squamous cell carcinomas revealed frequent infections by oncogenic human papillomavirus (HPV) type 16 in tonsillar carcinomas. Concerning involvement of risk factors, clinical course of the disease, and prognosis there are strong indications arguing that the HPV-positive tonsillar carcinomas may represent a separate tumor(More)
Molecular prognostic indicators for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), including HPV-DNA detection, epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and p16 expression, have been suggested in the literature, but none of these are currently used in clinical practice. To compare these predictors, 106 newly diagnosed OSCC for the presence of HPV-DNA and(More)
PURPOSE Patients with human papillomavirus (HPV)-containing oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas (OSCC) have a better prognosis than patients with HPV-negative OSCC. This may be attributed to different genetic pathways promoting cancer. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN We used comparative genomic hybridization to identify critical genetic changes in 60 selected(More)
Although studies have established human papillomaviruses (HPVs) as a risk factor for oral and oropharyngeal cancer, it is not clear whether viral infection affects survival in head and neck malignancies. This investigation examined the relationship between HPV and survival in carcinomas of the oral cavity and oropharynx. Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded(More)
AIM To assess the metastatic topography of intraparotideal and neck lymph nodes in parotid cancer and its influence on tumour recurrence and survival. METHODS The lymph node spread of 142 patients with primary parotid carcinoma treated from 1986 to 2006 was analysed. Disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) were calculated. The role of the(More)
The initiation and metastasis of head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC) and other cancers have recently been related to the presence of cancer stem cells (CSC). CSC are cancer initiating, sustaining and are mostly quiescent. Specific markers that vary considerably depending on tumor type or tissue of origin characterize putative CSC. Compared to the(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Histopathological characteristics and proliferation indices of recurrent pleomorphic adenoma were described in a series of 31 patients who were referred to the authors' clinic for revision surgery. STUDY DESIGN Prospective series of 31 patients. METHODS Serial sections of surgical specimen using the whole-organ sectioning technique(More)
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infections are thought to be one of the causal factors in the development of head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC), particularly in tumors arising from the Waldeyer's tonsillar ring. We screened 98 carefully stratified HNSCC and different control tissues for the presence of HPV DNA by nested polymerase chain reaction(More)