Methods For Detecting Human Papillomavirus And Providing Prognosis For Head And Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Abstract

Methods and kits for diagnosing and determining prognosis of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma are described. An exemplary method for diagnosing head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) in a subject may comprise assaying a saliva sample from the subject for the presence of total protein, solCD44, and HPV, and using the combination of total protein, HPV, and CD44 levels in a multivariate analysis to determine a combined score, whereby an increase in score above a cut-off point distinguishes subjects with HNSCC, or an elevated risk of future occurrence thereof, from subjects without HNSCC or at low risk of future occurrence thereof.


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  • Publication: May 23, 2013
  • Application: Nov 15, 2012
    WO US 2012/0065282 W
  • Priority: Jun 1, 2012
    US US 201261654595 P
  • Priority: Nov 15, 2011
    US US 201161559974 P

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