Shao Hui Huang

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Nasopharayngeal carcinoma (NPC) is an Epstein-Barr virus-associated malignancy most common in East Asia and Africa. Here we report frequent downregulation of the microRNA miR-218 in primary NPC tissues and cell lines where it plays a critical role in NPC progression. Suppression of miR-218 was associated with epigenetic silencing of SLIT2 and SLIT3, ligands(More)
BACKGROUND Tumor thickness (TT) appears to be a strong predictor for cervical lymph-node involvement in squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity (OSCC), but a precise clinically optimal TT cutoff point has not been established. To address this question, the authors conducted a meta-analysis. METHODS All relevant articles were identified from MEDLINE and(More)
PURPOSE To define human papillomavirus (HPV) -positive oropharyngeal cancers (OPC) suitable for treatment deintensification according to low risk of distant metastasis (DM). PATIENTS AND METHODS OPC treated with radiotherapy (RT) or chemoradiotherapy (CRT) from 2001 to 2009 were included. Outcomes were compared for HPV-positive versus HPV-negative(More)
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is a highly heterogeneous disease that develops via one of the two primary carcinogenic routes: chemical carcinogenesis through exposure to tobacco and alcohol or virally induced tumorigenesis. Human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive (HPV(+)) and HPV-negative (HPV(-)) HNSCCs represent distinct clinical entities,(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether a change in treatment policy to conformal, elective nodal radiotherapy and concurrent high-dose cisplatin improved survival for cervical esophageal cancer patients. METHODS AND MATERIALS All cervical esophageal cancer patients treated between 1997 and 2005 were restaged (1983 American Joint Committee on Cancer criteria).(More)
PURPOSE To report atypical clinical behavior observed in human papillomavirus (HPV)-related oropharyngeal carcinoma (OPC) treated with radiotherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS A retrospective cohort study was conducted for all newly diagnosed OPC cases treated with radiotherapy on July 1, 2003 to April 30, 2009. HPV positivity was determined by p16(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the natural course of distant metastases (DMs) following radiotherapy (RT) or chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in HPV(+) oropharyngeal carcinoma (OPC). METHODS OPC treated with RT/CRT from 1/1/2000 to 5/31/2010 were reviewed. The natural course of DM were compared between HPV(+) and HPV(-) cohorts. RESULTS Median follow-up was 3.9 years.(More)
PURPOSE To report outcome of HPV-related [HPV(+)] oropharyngeal cancer (OPC) managed predominantly by altered-fractionation radiotherapy-alone (RT-alone). METHODS OPCs treated with RT-alone (n = 207) or chemoradiotherapy (CRT) (n = 151) from 2001 to 2008 were included. Overall survival (OS), local (LC), regional (RC) and distant (DC) control were compared(More)
PURPOSE To refine stage and prognostic group for human papillomavirus (HPV) -related nonmetastatic (M0) oropharyngeal cancer (OPC). METHODS All patients with nonmetastatic (M0) p16-confirmed OPC treated with radiotherapy with or without chemotherapy from 2000 to 2010 were included. Overall survival (OS) was compared among TNM stages for patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Salivary duct carcinoma is rare, with distinct morphology and behavior. We reviewed our institutional experience with salivary duct carcinoma, aiming to characterize clinical behavior and treatment outcomes. METHODS All salivary duct carcinomas treated curatively between 1999 and 2010 were reviewed. Overall survival (OS), locoregional control,(More)