Submitted for Publication: February 10, 2015; final revision received March 26, 2015; accepted April 17, 2015.
Published Online: June 4, 2015. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.0970.
Study concept and design: Gainor, Lorenz.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: All authors.
Drafting of the manuscript: Gainor.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.
Statistical analysis: Gainor.
Obtained funding: Gainor.
Administrative, technical, or material support: All authors.
Study supervision: Lorenz.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: Dr Gainor obtained funding for this research from the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative of Cleveland, under grant UL1TR000439 from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences component of the National Institutes of Health and National Institutes of Health Roadmap for Medical Research.
Role of the Funder/Sponsor: The funding organizations 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 contents of this report are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.
Previous Presentation: This research was presented at the poster session at the International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies 2014 Fifth World Congress and American Head and Neck Society Annual Meeting; July 26-30, 2014; New York, New York.
Additional Contributions: Denise Hatala and Judy Drazba, PhD (Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute), assisted with the immunohistochemical staining. There was no financial compensation.