IJMPCERO  Vol.3 No.4 , November 2014
Extraordinary Potential of High Technologies Applications: A Literature Review and a Model of Assessment of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC) Prognosis
ABSTRACT
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is the sixth most common cause of cancer mortality in the world and the 5th most commonly occurring cancer (Siegel, R. 2014). In the last few decades a growing interest for the emerging data from both tumor biology and multimodality treatment in HNSCC has been developed. A huge number of new markers need to be managed with bio-informatics systems to elaborate and correlate clinical and molecular data. Data mining algorithms are a promising medical application. We used this technology to correlate blood samples with clinical outcome in 120 patients treated with chemoradiation for locally advanced HNSCC. Our results did not find a significant correlation because of the sample exiguity but they show the potential of this tool.

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Camuto, C. , Denaro, N. (2014) Extraordinary Potential of High Technologies Applications: A Literature Review and a Model of Assessment of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC) Prognosis. International Journal of Medical Physics, Clinical Engineering and Radiation Oncology, 3, 235-240. doi: 10.4236/ijmpcero.2014.34030.
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