Juan Trinidad-Pinedo

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BACKGROUND Recent evidence has accumulated suggesting that human papillomavirus (HPV) plays a role in the development of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). HPV16 is the most common of the HPV subtypes associated with oral and laryngeal malignancies. This study estimated the prevalence of HPV16 DNA in Puerto Rican patients with HNSCC. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Antibodies against cancer-related genes have been detected in human cancers including head and neck cancers. High titers of c-Myc autoantibodies have been linked to gene amplification and tumor progression. Centromere protein-F (CENP-F) autoantibodies have been detected in patients with various cancers, suggesting similar gene alteration. (More)
The Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery training program of the University of Puerto Rico, Medical School, is enjoining a full accreditation by the Residency Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Since its foundation 76 Otolaryngologist--Head Neck surgeons have graduated, the first class was in 1962 and the last in(More)
HPV-16 modifies the overall survival (OS) of patients with oropharyngeal cancer (OPSCC). HPV-16 has been established as risk factor for OPSCC, but HPV-16 infection may also reside in the larynx and oral cavity. We evaluated HPV-16 status on OS of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC) patients. HPV-16 infection was confirmed by amplification of E6(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to characterize head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) in the Puerto Rican population. This is a follow-up to our initial published report on the first 134 patients. Specifically, demographic characteristics, stage at presentation, initial treatment given, and rate of recurrence were studied. METHODS Relevant(More)
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