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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 prognosis, recurrence and survival, following oral squamous cell carcinoma. In this retrospective analysis, clinicopathological parameters of 115 T1/T2(More)
Worldwide, approximately 405 000 cases of oral cancer (OSCC) are diagnosed each year, with a rising incidence in many countries. Despite advances in surgery and radiotherapy, which remain the standard treatment options, the mortality rate has remained largely unchanged for decades, with a 5-year survival rate of around 50%. OSCC is a heterogeneous disease,(More)
BACKGROUND An understanding of the patterns, spread, and routes of tumor invasion of the mandible is essential in deciding the appropriate level and extent of mandibular resection in oral squamous cell carcinoma. METHODS A prospective study of histologic patterns of tumor invasion and routes of tumor entry into the mandible was performed in a consecutive(More)
Surgery remains the frontline treatment for oral cancer. Factors affecting the surgical management are related to the staging of the primary disease and the presence of regional or distant metastasis. Histopathological parameters such as tumour grade, depth and pattern of invasion are of paramount importance for the extent of the surgical treatment. Surgery(More)
Human papillomavirus positive (HPV+) head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is an emerging disease, representing a distinct clinical and epidemiological entity. Understanding the genetic basis of this specific subtype of cancer could allow therapeutic targeting of affected pathways for a stratified medicine approach. Twenty HPV+ and 20 HPV-(More)
Retaining effective swallowing is a key element when optimising outcomes in the management of head and neck cancer. We report the functional swallowing outcomes for a cohort of 31 individuals with advanced oral and oropharyngeal cancer who underwent free or pedicled flap reconstruction of surgical defects. Swallowing was assessed pre and immediately post(More)
Human papillomavirus-positive (HPV+) head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) represents a distinct clinical and epidemiological condition compared with HPV-negative (HPV-) HNSCC. To test the possible involvement of epigenetic modulation by HPV in HNSCC, we conducted a genome-wide DNA-methylation analysis. Using laser-capture microdissection of 42(More)
Sarcomas of the maxillofacial region are rare but aggressive. Traditional treatment for those in the long bones has comprised neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by resection, with or without radiotherapy. This philosophy has often been extrapolated to the management of sarcomas of the head and neck. We have treated 25 cases during the last 10 years (August(More)
The method of conservative (rim) resection of the mandible is now well established and provides good control of disease in the primary site. There are few audits of this technique in terms of margins of resection for both rim and segmental resection of the mandible. Consecutive previously untreated patients managed with resection of the mandible as part of(More)