Submitted for Publication: January 13, 2014; final revision received June 2, 2014; accepted June 10, 2014.
Published Online: July 31, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.1321.
Study concept and design: Swegal, Koyfman, Burkey.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Swegal, Koyfman, Scharpf, Sindwani, Greskovich, Borden, Burkey.
Drafting of the manuscript: Swegal, Borden, Burkey.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Swegal, Koyfman, Scharpf, Sindwani, Greskovich, Burkey.
Statistical analysis: Swegal.
Obtained funding: Burkey.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Swegal, Koyfman, Scharpf, Sindwani, Borden, Burkey.
Study supervision: Koyfman, Sindwani, Burkey.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This research received internal funding from the Head and Neck Institute and the Department of Radiation Oncology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
Role of the Sponsor: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation 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.
Previous Presentation: Data from this study were presented as a poster at the Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Symposium; February 20-22, 2014; Scottsdale, Arizona.
Additional Contributions: We thank the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Taussig Cancer Center Department of Radiology residents, and Head and Neck Institute residents for their contributions to the Head and Neck Tumor Registry. We also would like to thank the many support staff members for their maintenance and upkeep of the Head and Neck Tumor Registry.