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Expanded view of averaged MALDITOF (matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of ﬂight) spectra for peak proﬁles at m/z 5064 and m/z 5132 in healthy normal (blue), healthy smoker (green), and HNSCC (red) sera. 5200 m/z identiﬁed as ﬁbrin A, is shown in Figure 2-6. A more speciﬁc principal component analysis of the intensities of two peaks at 1469 m/z and 4173 m/z is shown in Figure 2-7, which highlights the overexpression of 1469 m/z in cancer samples relative to underexpression of 4173 m/z in cancer samples.
Anatomic Sites Amenable to Screening Direct Visualization and Intraoral and Extraoral Palpation Not all anatomic sites are equally amenable to the screening of asymptomatic people using current methodology. In addition, the range of anatomic sites amenable to screening depends on the degree of specialized training and experience of the provider performing the screening. However, for most primary care providers, direct visualization and/or palpation are most easily accomplished for lip, oral cavity, salivary gland, and a few pharyngeal tumors and nearly impossible for many other head and neck tumors.
19 In this study, we analyzed 99 HNSCC, 102 healthy nonsmoker, and 25 healthy smoker serum samples. 3% and a speciﬁcity of 90% in discriminating HNSCC from normal and healthy smoker controls. The positive and negative predictive values were 80% and 92%, respectively. This showed that training the decision algorithm with a group of samples from tobacco users could enhance the accuracy of the analysis. Furthermore, this work was the ﬁrst to show that this same SELDI method could allow for a known tumor marker, metallopanstimulin-1 (MPS-1), to be detected in sera from HNSCC patients based on its mass alone.