Robert J Baatenburg de jong

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Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection has been etiologically linked to oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC). The prevalence of HPV-positive OPSCC varies between studies, ranging from 20 to 90%. This may be related to the lack of a standardized HPV detection assay as well as to the time period in which HPV prevalence is investigated, as rising(More)
Adult mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are considered promising candidate cells for therapeutic cartilage and bone regeneration. Because tissue regeneration and embryonic development may involve similar pathways, understanding common pathways may lead to advances in regenerative medicine. In embryonic limb development, fibroblast growth factor receptors(More)
Human bone marrow stromal-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hBMSCs) will differentiate into chondrocytes in response to defined chondrogenic medium containing transforming growth factor-β (TGFβ). Results in the literature suggest that the three mammalian subtypes of TGFβ (TGFβ1, TGFβ2 and TGFβ3) provoke certain subtype-specific activities. Therefore, the aim(More)
PURPOSE To assess the relationship for oropharyngeal (OP) cancer and nasopharyngeal (NP) cancer between the dose received by the swallowing structures and the dysphagia related quality of life (QoL). METHODS AND MATERIALS Between 2000 and 2005, 85 OP and 47 NP cancer patients were treated by radiation therapy. After 46 Gy, OP cancer is boosted by(More)
BACKGROUND Basic patient and tumor characteristics impact overall survival of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma patients. Severe malnutrition, defined as weight loss > 10% in 6 months preceding primary tumor diagnosis, impacts overall survival as well. Little attention has been paid to the interaction between severe malnutrition and other relevant(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare voice quality after radiotherapy or endoscopic laser surgery in patients with similar T1a midcord glottic carcinomas according to a validated multidimensional protocol. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING University cancer referral center. PATIENTS Two cohorts of consecutive patients willing to participate after treatment(More)
BACKGROUND In patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) the estimated prognosis is usually based on the TNM classification. The relative weight of the three contributing parameters is often not completely clear. Moreover, the impact of other important clinical variables such as age, gender, prior malignancies, etc is very difficult to(More)
BACKGROUND Regional metastasis is an important factor in the treatment and prognosis of patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Although in recent years imaging techniques have improved, it is still impossible to detect small metastatic deposits. Metastasis is mainly determined by properties of the primary tumor and its interaction with(More)
Optical image-guided cancer surgery is a promising technique to adequately determine tumor margins by tumor-specific targeting, potentially resulting in complete resection of tumor tissue with improved survival. However, identification of the photons coming from the fluorescent contrast agent is complicated by autofluorescence, optical tissue properties,(More)
Nodal disease is a diagnostic problem in head and neck oncology. Current methods for investigation of the neck are not satisfactory as far as differentiation between necks with positive nodes and those with negative nodes is concerned. In the present study, the results of palpation and ultrasound examination were compared with histopathologic examination(More)