Method Development and Assessment of the Effects of Tobacco Products on Oral Cavity Cells
The standard of care for the treatment of most squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck
is surgical extirpation of the primary tumor and elective neck dissection to remove regional
nodes at risk for spread. Via this treatment regimen, the investigators will be able to
prospectively obtain tissues for analysis from patients undergoing elective neck dissection.
The specific aims of this study are to compare gene expression between head and neck tumors
with and without regional lymph node metastases, and to compare gene expression between head
and neck tumor with and without distant metastases.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
United States: Institutional Review Board
|Kosair Children's Hospital||Louisville, Kentucky 40202-3830|
|University of Louisville||Louisville, Kentucky 40202|
|Norton Hospital||Louisville, Kentucky 40202|