Submitted for Publication: October 21, 2013; final revision received December 30, 2013; accepted January 22, 2014.
Published Online: March 13, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.78.
Study concept and design: Oakley, Curtin, Hunt.
Acquisition of data: Curtin, Layfield, Jarboe.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Oakley, Curtin, Buchmann, Hunt.
Drafting of the manuscript: Oakley, Curtin.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Oakley, Curtin, Layfield, Jarboe, Buchmann, Hunt.
Statistical analysis: Curtin.
Obtained funding: Oakley.
Administrative, technical, and material support: Oakley, Layfield.
Study supervision: Buchmann, Hunt.
Funding/Support: The Pedigree and Population Resource is funded by the Huntsman Cancer Foundation and plays a role in the ongoing collection, maintenance and support of the Utah UPDB, which is also supported by grant No. P30CA042014 from the National Cancer Institute. The UCR is funded by Contract No. HHSN261201000026C from the National Cancer Institute's SEER Program, with additional support from the Utah State Department of Health and the University of Utah.
Role of the Sponsors: The sponsors had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Disclaimer: The content of this study is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Cancer Institute or the National Institutes of Health.
Previous Presentation: This research was presented as a poster at The American Society of Head and Neck Surgery Otolaryngology 2013 Annual Meeting; April 11, 2013; Orlando, Florida.
Additional Contributions: We thank the Pedigree and Population Resource for its role in the ongoing collection, maintenance, and support of the UPDB. We also thank the UCR from the National Cancer Institute’s SEER Program, the Utah State Department of Health, and the University of Utah.