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ANDREW SIKORA

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
DivisionOtolaryngology
Address6501 Fannin Street
Houston TX 77030
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    R03DE021741     (SIKORA, ANDREW GREGORY)Jul 15, 2011 - Jun 30, 2013
    NIH/NIDCR
    Role of Activated EGFR and COX-2 in Metastasis and Escape from Tumor Dormancy
    Role: Principal Investigator

    K08CA154963     (SIKORA, ANDREW GREGORY)Aug 8, 2011 - Jul 31, 2016
    NIH/NCI
    TARGETING INOS TO INHIBIT MYELOID-DERIVED SUPPRESSOR CELLS (MDSC) IN MELANOMA
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01FD005109     (SIKORA, ANDREW GREGORY)Sep 10, 2015 - Jul 31, 2018
    FDA
    Phase II trial of ADXS11-001 vaccine for HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer
    Role: Principal Investigator

    U01DE028233     (SIKORA, ANDREW GREGORY)Sep 19, 2018 - Aug 31, 2023
    NIH/NIDCR
    Targeting the immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment to enhance efficacy of radiotherapy and immuno-radiotherapy for oral cancer
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Piyarathna DWB, Balasubramanian A, Arnold JM, Lloyd SM, Karanam B, Castro P, Ittmann MM, Putluri N, Navone N, Jones JA, Yu W, Sandulache VC, Sikora AG, Michailidis G, Sreekumar A. ERR1 and PGC1a associated mitochondrial alterations correlate with pan-cancer disparity in African Americans. J Clin Invest. 2019 Mar 28; 130. PMID: 30920960.
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    2. Harms A, Kansara S, Stach C, Richardson PA, Chen G, Lai S, Sikora AG, Parke R, Donovan D, Chiao E, Skinner H, Sandulache VC. Swallowing Function in Survivors of Oropharyngeal Cancer Is Associated With Advanced T Classification. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2019 Mar 27; 3489419839091. PMID: 30913911.
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    3. Vantaku V, Dong J, Ambati CR, Perera D, Donepudi SR, Amara CS, Putluri V, Ravi SS, Robertson MJ, Piyarathna DWB, Villanueva M, Rundstedt FV, Karanam B, Ballester LY, Terris MK, Bollag RJ, Lerner SP, Andrea AB, Villanueva H, Lee M, Sikora AG, Lotan Y, Sreekumar A, Coarfa C, Putluri N. Multi-omics integration analysis robustly predicts high-grade patient survival and identifies CPT1B effect on fatty acid metabolism in Bladder Cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2019 Mar 07. PMID: 30846479.
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    4. Liu X, Li Q, Sikora A, Sentis M, Utéza O, Stoian R, Zhao W, Cheng G, Sanner N. Truncated Gaussian-Bessel beams for short-pulse processing of small-aspect-ratio micro-channels in dielectrics. Opt Express. 2019 Mar 04; 27(5):6996-7008. PMID: 30876273.
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    5. Jung J, Cho KJ, Naji AK, Clemons KN, Wong CO, Villanueva M, Gregory S, Karagas NE, Tan L, Liang H, Rousseau MA, Tomasevich KM, Sikora AG, Levental I, van der Hoeven D, Zhou Y, Hancock JF, Venkatachalam K. HRAS-driven cancer cells are vulnerable to TRPML1 inhibition. EMBO Rep. 2019 Apr; 20(4). PMID: 30787043.
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    6. Badr H, Sobrero M, Chen J, Kotz T, Genden E, Sikora AG, Miles B. Associations between pre-, post-, and peri-operative variables and health resource use following surgery for head and neck cancer. Oral Oncol. 2019 Mar; 90:102-108. PMID: 30846167.
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    7. Dharmaraj N, Piotrowski SL, Huang C, Newton JM, Golfman LS, Hanoteau A, Koshy ST, Li AW, Pulikkathara MX, Zhang B, Burks JK, Mooney DJ, Lei YL, Sikora AG, Young S. Anti-tumor immunity induced by ectopic expression of viral antigens is transient and limited by immune escape. Oncoimmunology. 2019; 8(4):e1568809. PMID: 30906661.
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    8. Carrero I, Liu HC, Sikora AG, Milosavljevic A. Histoepigenetic analysis of HPV- and tobacco-associated head and neck cancer identifies both subtype-specific and common therapeutic targets despite divergent microenvironments. Oncogene. 2019 Jan 17. PMID: 30655605.
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    9. Hanoteau A, Newton JM, Krupar R, Huang C, Liu HC, Gaspero A, Gartrell RD, Saenger YM, Hart TD, Santegoets SJ, Laoui D, Spanos C, Parikh F, Jayaraman P, Zhang B, Van der Burg SH, Van Ginderachter JA, Melief CJM, Sikora AG. Tumor microenvironment modulation enhances immunologic benefit of chemoradiotherapy. J Immunother Cancer. 2019 Jan 15; 7(1):10. PMID: 30646957.
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    10. Suk R, Mahale P, Sonawane K, Sikora AG, Chhatwal J, Schmeler KM, Sigel K, Cantor SB, Chiao EY, Deshmukh AA. Trends in Risks for Second Primary Cancers Associated With Index Human Papillomavirus-Associated Cancers. JAMA Netw Open. 2018 Sep 07; 1(5):e181999. PMID: 30646145.
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    11. Krishna S, Ulrich P, Wilson E, Parikh F, Narang P, Yang S, Read AK, Kim-Schulze S, Park JG, Posner M, Wilson Sayres MA, Sikora A, Anderson KS. Human Papilloma Virus Specific Immunogenicity and Dysfunction of CD8+ T Cells in Head and Neck Cancer. Cancer Res. 2018 Nov 01; 78(21):6159-6170. PMID: 30154146.
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    12. Richardson PA, Kansara S, Chen GG, Sabichi A, Sikora AG, Parke RB, Donovan DT, Chiao E, Sandulache VC. Treatment Patterns in Veterans with Laryngeal and Oropharyngeal Cancer and Impact on Survival. Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol. 2018 Aug; 3(4):275-282. PMID: 30186958.
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    13. DeBord LC, Pathak RR, Villaneuva M, Liu HC, Harrington DA, Yu W, Lewis MT, Sikora AG. The chick chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) as a versatile patient-derived xenograft (PDX) platform for precision medicine and preclinical research. Am J Cancer Res. 2018; 8(8):1642-1660. PMID: 30210932.
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    14. Jayaraman P, Parikh F, Newton JM, Hanoteau A, Rivas C, Krupar R, Rajapakshe K, Pathak R, Kanthaswamy K, MacLaren C, Huang S, Coarfa C, Spanos C, Edwards DP, Parihar R, Sikora AG. TGF-ß1 programmed myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC) acquire immune-stimulating and tumor killing activity capable of rejecting established tumors in combination with radiotherapy. Oncoimmunology. 2018; 7(10):e1490853. PMID: 30288358.
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    15. Li L, Mok H, Jhaveri P, Bonnen MD, Sikora AG, Eissa NT, Komaki RU, Ghebre YT. Anticancer therapy and lung injury: molecular mechanisms. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2018 10; 18(10):1041-1057. PMID: 29996062.
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    16. Newton JM, Hanoteau A, Sikora AG. Enrichment and Characterization of the Tumor Immune and Non-immune Microenvironments in Established Subcutaneous Murine Tumors. J Vis Exp. 2018 06 07; (136). PMID: 29939180.
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    17. Farina M, Chua CYX, Ballerini A, Thekkedath U, Alexander JF, Rhudy JR, Torchio G, Fraga D, Pathak RR, Villanueva M, Shin CS, Niles JA, Sesana R, Demarchi D, Sikora AG, Acharya GS, Gaber AO, Nichols JE, Grattoni A. Transcutaneously refillable, 3D-printed biopolymeric encapsulation system for the transplantation of endocrine cells. Biomaterials. 2018 Sep; 177:125-138. PMID: 29886385.
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    18. Patel RS, Mohr T, Hartman C, Stach C, Sikora AG, Zevallos JP, Sandulache VC. Tracheoesophageal Prosthesis Use Is Associated With Improved Overall Quality of Life in Veterans With Laryngeal Cancer. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2018 Jul; 127(7):421-428. PMID: 29756480.
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    19. Newton JM, Flores-Arredondo JH, Suki S, Ware MJ, Krzykawska-Serda M, Agha M, Law JJ, Sikora AG, Curley SA, Corr SJ. Non-Invasive Radiofrequency Field Treatment of 4T1 Breast Tumors Induces T-cell Dependent Inflammatory Response. Sci Rep. 2018 Feb 22; 8(1):3474. PMID: 29472563.
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    20. Krupar R, Schreiber C, Offermann A, Lengerke C, Sikora AG, Thorns C, Perner S. In silico analysis of anti-leukemia immune response and immune evasion in acute myeloid leukemia. Leuk Lymphoma. 2018 10; 59(10):2493-2496. PMID: 29431550.
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    21. Leach DG, Dharmaraj N, Piotrowski SL, Lopez-Silva TL, Lei YL, Sikora AG, Young S, Hartgerink JD. STINGel: Controlled release of a cyclic dinucleotide for enhanced cancer immunotherapy. Biomaterials. 2018 05; 163:67-75. PMID: 29454236.
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    22. Patro A, Guerrini CJ, Huang AT, Sikora AG. The Patient Who Continues to Smoke On-Treatment: An Ethical Dilemma. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018 Mar; 158(3):469-472. PMID: 29337655.
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    23. Krupar R, Hautmann MG, Pathak RR, Varier I, McLaren C, Gaag D, Hellerbrand C, Evert M, Laban S, Idel C, Sandulache V, Perner S, Bosserhoff AK, Sikora AG. Immunometabolic Determinants of Chemoradiotherapy Response and Survival in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Am J Pathol. 2018 01; 188(1):72-83. PMID: 29107073.
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    24. Sonawane K, Suk R, Chiao EY, Chhatwal J, Qiu P, Wilkin T, Nyitray AG, Sikora AG, Deshmukh AA. Oral Human Papillomavirus Infection: Differences in Prevalence Between Sexes and Concordance With Genital Human Papillomavirus Infection, NHANES 2011 to 2014. Ann Intern Med. 2017 Nov 21; 167(10):714-724. PMID: 29049523.
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    25. San Martin R, Pathak R, Jain A, Jung SY, Hilsenbeck SG, Piña-Barba MC, Sikora AG, Pienta KJ, Rowley DR. Tenascin-C and Integrin a9 Mediate Interactions of Prostate Cancer with the Bone Microenvironment. Cancer Res. 2017 11 01; 77(21):5977-5988. PMID: 28916657.
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    26. Rosewell Shaw A, Porter CE, Watanabe N, Tanoue K, Sikora A, Gottschalk S, Brenner MK, Suzuki M. Adenovirotherapy Delivering Cytokine and Checkpoint Inhibitor Augments CAR T Cells against Metastatic Head and Neck Cancer. Mol Ther. 2017 11 01; 25(11):2440-2451. PMID: 28974431.
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    27. Montealegre JR, Varier I, Bracamontes CG, Dillon LM, Guillaud M, Sikora AG, Follen M, Adler-Storthz K, Scheurer ME. Racial/ethnic variation in the prevalence of vaccine-related human papillomavirus genotypes. Ethn Health. 2017 Sep 04; 1-12. PMID: 28870103.
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    28. Chew EY, Hartman CM, Richardson PA, Zevallos JP, Sikora AG, Kramer JR, Chiao EY. Risk factors for oropharynx cancer in a cohort of HIV-infected veterans. Oral Oncol. 2017 05; 68:60-66. PMID: 28438295.
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    29. Laban S, Giebel G, Klümper N, Schröck A, Doescher J, Spagnoli G, Thierauf J, Theodoraki MN, Remark R, Gnjatic S, Krupar R, Sikora AG, Litjens G, Grabe N, Kristiansen G, Bootz F, Schuler PJ, Brunner C, Brägelmann J, Hoffmann TK, Perner S. MAGE expression in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma primary tumors, lymph node metastases and respective recurrences-implications for immunotherapy. Oncotarget. 2017 Feb 28; 8(9):14719-14735. PMID: 28146422.
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    30. Nelson C, Lee J, Ko K, Sikora AG, Bonnen MD, Enkhbaatar P, Ghebre YT. Therapeutic Efficacy of Esomeprazole in Cotton Smoke-Induced Lung Injury Model. Front Pharmacol. 2017; 8:16. PMID: 28184197.
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    31. Liao K, Blumenthal-Barby J, Sikora AG. Factors Influencing Head and Neck Surgical Oncologists' Transition from Curative to Palliative Treatment Goals. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 01; 156(1):46-51. PMID: 27625024.
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    32. Ghebre YT, Yakubov E, Wong WT, Krishnamurthy P, Sayed N, Sikora AG, Bonnen MD. Vascular Aging: Implications for Cardiovascular Disease and Therapy. Transl Med (Sunnyvale). 2016 Dec; 6(4). PMID: 28932625.
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    33. Ramer I, Varier I, Zhang D, Demicco EG, Posner MR, Misiukiewicz K, Genden EM, Miles BA, Teng MS, Sikora AG. Racial disparities in incidence of human papillomavirus-associated oropharyngeal cancer in an urban population. Cancer Epidemiol. 2016 10; 44:91-95. PMID: 27518158.
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    34. Yin W, Duluc D, Joo H, Xue Y, Gu C, Wang Z, Wang L, Ouedraogo R, Oxford L, Clark A, Parikh F, Kim-Schulze S, Thompson-Snipes L, Lee SY, Beauregard C, Woo JH, Zurawski S, Sikora AG, Zurawski G, Oh S. Therapeutic HPV Cancer Vaccine Targeted to CD40 Elicits Effective CD8+ T-cell Immunity. Cancer Immunol Res. 2016 10; 4(10):823-834. PMID: 27485136.
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    35. Varier I, Keeley BR, Krupar R, Patsias A, Dong J, Gupta N, Parasher AK, Genden EM, Miles BA, Teng M, Bakst RL, Gupta V, Misiukiewicz KJ, Chiao EY, Scheurer ME, Laban S, Zhang D, Ye F, Cui M, Demicco EG, Posner MR, Sikora AG. Clinical characteristics and outcomes of oropharyngeal carcinoma related to high-risk non-human papillomavirus16 viral subtypes. Head Neck. 2016 09; 38(9):1330-7. PMID: 27080140.
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    36. Kass JI, Giraldez L, Gooding W, Choby G, Kim S, Miles B, Teng M, Sikora AG, Johnson JT, Myers EN, Duvvuri U, Genden EM, Ferris RL. Oncologic outcomes of surgically treated early-stage oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Head Neck. 2016 10; 38(10):1467-71. PMID: 27080244.
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    37. Wang J, Peng L, Zhang R, Zheng Z, Chen C, Cheung KL, Cui M, Bian G, Xu F, Chiang D, Hu Y, Chen Y, Lu G, Yang J, Zhang H, Yang J, Zhu H, Chen SH, Liu K, Zhou MM, Sikora AG, Li L, Jiang B, Xiong H. 5-Fluorouracil targets thymidylate synthase in the selective suppression of TH17 cell differentiation. Oncotarget. 2016 Apr 12; 7(15):19312-26. PMID: 27027355.
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    38. Veit JA, Heine D, Thierauf J, Lennerz J, Shetty S, Schuler PJ, Whiteside T, Beutner D, Meyer M, Grünewald I, Ritter G, Gnjatic S, Sikora AG, Hoffmann TK, Laban S. Expression and clinical significance of MAGE and NY-ESO-1 cancer-testis antigens in adenoid cystic carcinoma of the head and neck. Head Neck. 2016 07; 38(7):1008-16. PMID: 26874246.
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    39. Hashemi-Sadraei N, Sikora AG, Brizel DM. Immunotherapy and Checkpoint Inhibitors in Recurrent and Metastatic Head and Neck Cancer. Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2016; 35:e277-82. PMID: 27249733.
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    40. Li M, Pathak RR, Lopez-Rivera E, Friedman SL, Aguirre-Ghiso JA, Sikora AG. The In Ovo Chick Chorioallantoic Membrane (CAM) Assay as an Efficient Xenograft Model of Hepatocellular Carcinoma. J Vis Exp. 2015 Oct 09; (104). PMID: 26484588.
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    41. Rettig EM, Wentz A, Posner MR, Gross ND, Haddad RI, Gillison ML, Fakhry C, Quon H, Sikora AG, Stott WJ, Lorch JH, Gourin CG, Guo Y, Xiao W, Miles BA, Richmon JD, Andersen PE, Misiukiewicz KJ, Chung CH, Gerber JE, Rajan SD, D'Souza G. Prognostic Implication of Persistent Human Papillomavirus Type 16 DNA Detection in Oral Rinses for Human Papillomavirus-Related Oropharyngeal Carcinoma. JAMA Oncol. 2015 Oct; 1(7):907-15. PMID: 26226294.
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    42. Parasher AK, Kidwai SM, Schorn VJ, Goljo E, Weinberg AD, Richards-Kortum R, Sikora AG, Iloreta AM, Govindaraj S, Miles BA. High-resolution microendoscope imaging of inverted papilloma and normal sinonasal mucosa: evaluation of interobserver concordance. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2015 Dec; 5(12):1136-40. PMID: 26228817.
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    43. de Almeida JR, Moskowitz AJ, Miles BA, Goldstein DP, Teng MS, Sikora AG, Gupta V, Posner M, Genden EM. Cost-effectiveness of transoral robotic surgery versus (chemo)radiotherapy for early T classification oropharyngeal carcinoma: A cost-utility analysis. Head Neck. 2016 Apr; 38(4):589-600. PMID: 25488048.
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    44. Stucken CL, de Almeida JR, Sikora AG, Tong CC, Genden EM. Impact of human papillomavirus and smoking on survival outcomes after transoral robotic surgery. Head Neck. 2016 Mar; 38(3):380-6. PMID: 25351893.
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    45. Patsias A, Giraldez-Rodriguez L, Polydorides AD, Richards-Kortum R, Anandasabapathy S, Quang T, Sikora AG, Miles B. Feasibility of transoral robotic-assisted high-resolution microendoscopic imaging of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Head Neck. 2015 Aug; 37(8):E99-102. PMID: 25327825.
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    46. Miles BA, Patsias A, Quang T, Polydorides AD, Richards-Kortum R, Sikora AG. Operative margin control with high-resolution optical microendoscopy for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Laryngoscope. 2015 Oct; 125(10):2308-16. PMID: 26059758.
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    47. Lu G, Zhang R, Geng S, Peng L, Jayaraman P, Chen C, Xu F, Yang J, Li Q, Zheng H, Shen K, Wang J, Liu X, Wang W, Zheng Z, Qi CF, Si C, He JC, Liu K, Lira SA, Sikora AG, Li L, Xiong H. Myeloid cell-derived inducible nitric oxide synthase suppresses M1 macrophage polarization. Nat Commun. 2015 Mar 27; 6:6676. PMID: 25813085.
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    48. Lee H, Ruane D, Law K, Ho Y, Garg A, Rahman A, Esterházy D, Cheong C, Goljo E, Sikora AG, Mucida D, Chen BK, Govindraj S, Breton G, Mehandru S. Phenotype and function of nasal dendritic cells. Mucosal Immunol. 2015 Sep; 8(5):1083-98. PMID: 25669151.
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    49. Moskalenko M, Pan M, Fu Y, de Moll EH, Hashimoto D, Mortha A, Leboeuf M, Jayaraman P, Bernardo S, Sikora AG, Wolchok J, Bhardwaj N, Merad M, Saenger Y. Requirement for innate immunity and CD90? NK1.1? lymphocytes to treat established melanoma with chemo-immunotherapy. Cancer Immunol Res. 2015 Mar; 3(3):296-304. PMID: 25600438.
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    50. Misiukiewicz K, Camille N, Gupta V, Bakst R, Teng M, Miles B, Genden E, Sikora A, Posner M. The role of HPV status in recurrent/metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Clin Adv Hematol Oncol. 2014 Dec; 12(12):812-9. PMID: 25674839.
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    51. Cheng J, Kleinberger AJ, Sikora A. Fusobacterium necrophorum in a pediatric retropharyngeal abscess: A case report and review of the literature. Ear Nose Throat J. 2014 Dec; 93(12):E22-4. PMID: 25531849.
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    52. Parikh F, Duluc D, Imai N, Clark A, Misiukiewicz K, Bonomi M, Gupta V, Patsias A, Parides M, Demicco EG, Zhang DY, Kim-Schulze S, Kao J, Gnjatic S, Oh S, Posner MR, Sikora AG. Chemoradiotherapy-induced upregulation of PD-1 antagonizes immunity to HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer. Cancer Res. 2014 Dec 15; 74(24):7205-16. PMID: 25320012.
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    53. Jayaraman P, Alfarano MG, Svider PF, Parikh F, Lu G, Kidwai S, Xiong H, Sikora AG. iNOS expression in CD4+ T cells limits Treg induction by repressing TGFß1: combined iNOS inhibition and Treg depletion unmask endogenous antitumor immunity. Clin Cancer Res. 2014 Dec 15; 20(24):6439-51. PMID: 25278453.
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    54. Levovitz C, Chen D, Ivansson E, Gyllensten U, Finnigan JP, Alshawish S, Zhang W, Schadt EE, Posner MR, Genden EM, Boffetta P, Sikora AG. TGFß receptor 1: an immune susceptibility gene in HPV-associated cancer. Cancer Res. 2014 Dec 01; 74(23):6833-44. PMID: 25273091.
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    55. Keeley BR, Islami F, Pourshams A, Poustchi H, Pak JS, Brennan P, Khademi H, Genden EM, Abnet CC, Dawsey SM, Boffetta P, Malekzadeh R, Sikora AG. Prediagnostic serum levels of inflammatory biomarkers are correlated with future development of lung and esophageal cancer. Cancer Sci. 2014 Sep; 105(9):1205-11. PMID: 25040886.
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    56. Megwalu UC, Sikora AG. Survival outcomes in advanced laryngeal cancer. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Sep; 140(9):855-60. PMID: 25144163.
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    57. Badr H, Gupta V, Sikora A, Posner M. Psychological distress in patients and caregivers over the course of radiotherapy for head and neck cancer. Oral Oncol. 2014 Oct; 50(10):1005-11. PMID: 25091150.
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    58. de Almeida JR, Villanueva NL, Moskowitz AJ, Miles BA, Teng MS, Sikora A, Gupta V, Posner M, Genden EM. Preferences and utilities for health states after treatment for oropharyngeal cancer: transoral robotic surgery versus definitive (chemo)radiotherapy. Head Neck. 2014 Jul; 36(7):923-33. PMID: 23595774.
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    59. Jiang N, Muhammad C, Ho Y, Del Signore AG, Sikora AG, Malkin BD. Prevalence of severe obstructive sleep apnea in pediatric adenotonsillectomy patients. Laryngoscope. 2014 Aug; 124(8):1975-8. PMID: 24668559.
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    60. Chen W, Ye F, Cui M, Sikora AG, Wang X, Wang P, Cui X, Guo X, Zhu W, Zhang DY. Protein marker profiling in different T classification in laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Head Neck. 2015 Mar; 37(3):357-65. PMID: 24753215.
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    61. Finnigan JP, Sikora AG. Counseling the patient with potentially HPV-related newly diagnosed head and neck cancer. Curr Oncol Rep. 2014 Mar; 16(3):375. PMID: 24488548.
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    62. Bradley J, Jiang N, Levy L, Richards-Kortum R, Sikora A, Smouha E. High-resolution microendoscope images of middle ear cholesteatoma and surrounding tissue: evaluation of interobserver concordance. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Apr; 150(4):654-8. PMID: 24415492.
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    63. Lopez-Rivera E, Jayaraman P, Parikh F, Davies MA, Ekmekcioglu S, Izadmehr S, Milton DR, Chipuk JE, Grimm EA, Estrada Y, Aguirre-Ghiso J, Sikora AG. Inducible nitric oxide synthase drives mTOR pathway activation and proliferation of human melanoma by reversible nitrosylation of TSC2. Cancer Res. 2014 Feb 15; 74(4):1067-78. PMID: 24398473.
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    64. Bonomi M, Patsias A, Posner M, Sikora A. The role of inflammation in head and neck cancer. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2014; 816:107-27. PMID: 24818721.
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    65. Vila PM, Stucken CL, Morris LG, Posner MR, Genden EM, Boffetta P, Sikora AG. Reduced impact of nodal metastases as a prognostic factor for tonsil cancer in the HPV era. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2014 Sep; 271(9):2523-9. PMID: 24190760.
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    66. Jang DW, Sikora AG, Leytin A. Thyroglossal duct cyst carcinoma: case report and review of the literature. Ear Nose Throat J. 2013 Sep; 92(9):E12-4. PMID: 24057908.
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    67. Grimm EA, Sikora AG, Ekmekcioglu S. Molecular pathways: inflammation-associated nitric-oxide production as a cancer-supporting redox mechanism and a potential therapeutic target. Clin Cancer Res. 2013 Oct 15; 19(20):5557-63. PMID: 23868870.
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    68. Zhang R, Lu G, Shen Y, Peng L, Zhu C, Cui M, Wang W, Arnaboldi P, Tang M, Gupta M, Qi CF, Jayaraman P, Zhu H, Jiang B, Chen SH, He JC, Ting AT, Zhou MM, Kuchroo VK, Morse HC, Ozato K, Sikora AG, Xiong H. T cell–derived inducible nitric oxide synthase switches off Th17 cell differentiation. J Exp Med. 2013 Jul 01; 210(7):1447-62. PMID: 23797094.
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    69. Svider PF, Mady LJ, Husain Q, Sikora AG, Setzen M, Baredes S, Eloy JA. Geographic differences in academic promotion practices, fellowship training, and scholarly impact. Am J Otolaryngol. 2013 Sep-Oct; 34(5):464-70. PMID: 23702316.
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    70. Morris LG, Sikora AG, Tosteson TD, Davies L. The increasing incidence of thyroid cancer: the influence of access to care. Thyroid. 2013 Jul; 23(7):885-91. PMID: 23517343.
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    71. Villanueva NL, de Almeida JR, Sikora AG, Miles BA, Genden EM. Transoral robotic surgery for the management of oropharyngeal minor salivary gland tumors. Head Neck. 2014 Jan; 36(1):28-33. PMID: 23554023.
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    72. Jain KS, Sikora AG, Baxi SS, Morris LG. Synchronous cancers in patients with head and neck cancer: risks in the era of human papillomavirus-associated oropharyngeal cancer. Cancer. 2013 May 15; 119(10):1832-7. PMID: 23423883.
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    73. Chu A, Genden E, Posner M, Sikora A. A patient-centered approach to counseling patients with head and neck cancer undergoing human papillomavirus testing: a clinician's guide. Oncologist. 2013; 18(2):180-9. PMID: 23345545.
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    74. Levy LL, Jiang N, Smouha E, Richards-Kortum R, Sikora AG. Optical imaging with a high-resolution microendoscope to identify cholesteatoma of the middle ear. Laryngoscope. 2013 Apr; 123(4):1016-20. PMID: 23299781.
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    75. Tong CC, Kao J, Sikora AG. Recognizing and reversing the immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment of head and neck cancer. Immunol Res. 2012 Dec; 54(1-3):266-74. PMID: 22454102.
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    76. Anvekar RA, Asciolla JJ, Lopez-Rivera E, Floros KV, Izadmehr S, Elkholi R, Belbin G, Sikora AG, Chipuk JE. Sensitization to the mitochondrial pathway of apoptosis augments melanoma tumor cell responses to conventional chemotherapeutic regimens. Cell Death Dis. 2012 Nov 15; 3:e420. PMID: 23152056.
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