Prognostic features, human papillomavirus status, and epidermal growth factor receptor expression in oral squamous cell carcinoma in young adults.

@article{Thomas2012PrognosticFH,
  title={Prognostic features, human papillomavirus status, and epidermal growth factor receptor expression in oral squamous cell carcinoma in young adults.},
  author={Ligy Thomas and Eric J Moore and Michaela E. McGree and Kerry D. Olsen and Jan L. Kasperbauer and Lori A Erickson and David J Schembri-Wismayer},
  journal={American journal of otolaryngology},
  year={2012},
  volume={33 6},
  pages={650-6}
}
PURPOSE There is still debate in literature about the survival outcomes of patients who have cancer of the oral cavity when young. Hence the aims were (1) to estimate disease-free survival, overall survival, and cause-specific survival in patients who developed oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma between 18 and 40 years of age and (2) to assess the clinicopathologic factors including detection of human papillomavirus and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) overexpression in primary lesions… CONTINUE READING