Tag: oropharyngeal cancer

1. Primary treatment with chemoradiotherapy when treating oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma had improved progression-free survival and distant metastasis-free survival compared to when treated with upfront surgery. 2. There was no significant difference in mortality during the study period in the upfront surgical treatment versus chemoradiotherapy groups. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study...
1. Radiographic evidence of matted nodes was a significant independent predictor for distant failure and case-specific mortality in patients who were treated for oropharyngeal cancer with definitive chemotherapy. 2. Lack of matted nodes was associated with minimal distant failure risk. Evidence Rating Level:  2 (Good) Study Rundown: The incidence of human papillomavirus...
1. Compared to HPV negative oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma, HPV positive tumors are associated with increased overall survival after progression of disease. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Certain strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) are associated with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas (OPCs), and HPV positive tumors have significantly reduced risk...
Image: PD 1. Long-term sexual partners of patients with HPV-oropharyngeal cancer did not have increased prevalence of oral HPV infection or oropharyngeal cancer compared to the general population. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Fair) Study Rundown: HPV, human papilloma virus, is one of the most well-known oncogenic human cancers and has been associated...