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Quantification of plasma Epstein-Barr virus DNA in patients with advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma.
BACKGROUND We investigated the clinical significance of plasma concentrations of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) DNA in patients with advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma. METHODS Ninety-nine patients withExpand
Phase III study of concurrent chemoradiotherapy versus radiotherapy alone for advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma: positive effect on overall and progression-free survival.
PURPOSE Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a radiosensitive and chemosensitive tumor. This randomized phase III trial compared concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) versus radiotherapy (RT) alone inExpand
Plasma EBV DNA Clearance Rate as a Novel Prognostic Marker for Metastatic/Recurrent Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma
Purpose: To investigate the prognostic effect of the concentrations and clearance rates of plasma EBV DNA in metastatic/recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Experimental Design: Thirty relapsedExpand
The diagnosis of sinonasal lymphoma: a challenge for rhinologists
The presenting symptoms of sinonasal lymphoma are usually similar to those of benign inflammatory diseases. Adequate amount of biopsy tissue is required for a definitive diagnosis because tumorExpand
Shrinkage of head and neck cancer specimens after formalin fixation
Background: We conducted this study to investigate whether formalin fixation is associated with the shrinkage of head and neck cancer specimens. Methods: Patients scheduled to undergo operation wereExpand
Laryngeal tuberculosis: A review of 26 cases
Objectives To review the clinical characteristics of laryn-geal tuberculosis. Study Design Retrospective case series. Subjects and Methods Medical records of 26 histopa-thology-confirmed cases in aExpand
Smoking, Alcohol, and Betel Quid and Oral Cancer: A Prospective Cohort Study
We aimed to investigate the association between smoking, alcoholic consumption, and betel quid chewing with oral cancer in a prospective manner. All male patients age ≥18 years who visited our clinicExpand
Carotid blowout in patients with head and neck cancer: Associated factors and treatment outcomes
The purpose of this study was to investigate factors associated with carotid blowout in the cervical portion of patients with head and neck cancer in a large cohort.
Comparison between free flap and pectoralis major pedicled flap for reconstruction in oral cavity cancer patients--a quality of life analysis.
We aimed to compare the differences between free flap and pectoralis major myocutaneous flap (PMMF) for reconstruction in oral cavity cancer patients. Patients who received free flap or PMMFExpand
A Pilot Study of a Traditional Chinese Version of the University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test for Application in Taiwan
Background The 40-item University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT) is the most widely used smell test in the world. Presently, culturally modified versions of this test are availableExpand
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