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Detection of HPV DNA was performed by PCR using the general primer pairs GP5+/6+ and CPI/IIG. Presence of HPV-16 and HPV-33 DNA was tested in all samples by type-specific primers and of other HPV types by sequencing. To minimize over-diagnosis of HPV positivity, we also assayed for E6 and E7 RNA in 20 samples and could verify that HPV really was active in the vast majority of these http://www.selleck.cn/products/pfi-2.html samples. These methods and the results are described in more detail in our previous study.9 Overall survival was defined as the time from the date of diagnosis to the date of death or to the date of censorship (the last day of follow-up). Disease-free survival was defined as the time from the date of diagnosis to the date of the last known occasion that the patient was disease-free or the date of disease recurrence (local, regional or distant recurrence). Death without documented recurrence was censored at the date of death. Kaplan�CMeier curves were used to present survival data for patients with HPV-positive and HPV-negative tumors and the log-rank test was used in univariate analysis. In multivariable analyses, a Cox proportional hazards model was used to adjust for covariates. The proportional hazards http://www.selleckchem.com/products/epacadostat-incb024360.html assumption was evaluated with Schoenfeld residuals. A p value of ��0.05 was considered statistically significant. Two-sided p-values were reported. An independent, two-sided t-test was performed to compare the mean age between patients with HPV-positive and HPV-negative tumors. All analyses were performed in a statistical computer program (Stata). The associations of HPV status with TNM status, stage or histopathological differentiation were calculated using the Freeman-Halton extension of Fisher's exact test (two-tailed) utilizing VassarStats web site for statistical calculations (http://faculty.vassar.edu/lowry/VassarStats.html). http://www.selleckchem.com/products/MG132.html In our previous study, 95 pretreatment biopsies (65 male and 30 female patients) were obtained from the 109 patients diagnosed 1998�C2007 with base of tongue SCC in the Stockholm area.9 The clinical data and TNM stage for the patients with the missing 14 biopsies was random (data not shown). Of the 95 patients where tumor biopsies were available, 87 were treated with curative intent and hence included in the survival analysis in the present study. Of the 87 tumor biopsies from the included patients, 68 were previously identified9 as HPV DNA positive (78%); 58 were identified as HPV-16 (85%), 7 as HPV-33 (10%), 2 as HPV-35 (3%) and 1 as HPV-58 (2%). None of the samples were positive for more than one HPV type. The characteristics of the patients and their tumors are listed in Table 1. Age at the time of diagnosis ranged from 41 to 85 years. No significant differences regarding mean age, sex or tumor differentiation were observed between HPV-positive and HPV-negative groups. Patients with HPV-positive tumors were higher staged (p