Martin A Corsten

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The incidence of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) has markedly increased over the last three decades due to newly found associations with human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Primary radiotherapy (RT) is the treatment of choice for OPSCC at most centers, and over the last decade, the addition of concurrent chemotherapy has led to a significant(More)
BACKGROUND Human papilloma virus (HPV) is emerging as the primary cause for some head and neck cancers. The objective of this study was to investigate the association between head and neck cancer (HNC) survival and socioeconomic status (SES) in Canada, and to investigate changes in the relationship between HNC survival and SES from 1992 to 2005. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND The use of pre-operatively applied topical tissue expansion tapes have previously demonstrated increased rates of primary closure of radial forearm free flap donor sites. This is associated with a reduced cost of care as well as improved cosmetic appearance of the donor site. Unfortunately, little is known about the biomechanical changes these(More)
Two analogues of the Sda determinant tetrasaccharide have been synthesized in order to investigate the physiological role of this carbohydrate moiety. These saccharides, having two different anionic substitutes for the sialic acid residue, are: beta-D-GalpNAc-(1-->4)-3-O-SO3 H- beta-D-Galp-(1-->4)-beta-D-GlcpNAc-(1-->O)(CH2)5NH2 and(More)
Due to significant differences in healthcare structure between the United States and Canada, there are unique barriers to adopting new medical technology in Canada. In this article, we describe our experience developing a transoral robotic surgery (TORS) program at Western University. Specifically, we outline the steps that were necessary to obtain(More)
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