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Richard Jordan D.D.S., Ph.D., FRCPath

Head and neck pathology, HPV, oral dysplasia, radiation oncology

Richard Jordan D.D.S., Ph.D., FRCPath

Dr. Jordan is a pathologist with a research interest in oral and head and neck cancers. He is active in the Radiation Therapy Oncology (RTOG) group where he co-directs the RTOG Biospecimen Repository. The RTOG is one of 11 co-operative cancer groups that conduct large multi-institution clinical trials of cancer therapies and is responsible for several major advances in the management of head and neck, GU and brain cancers. In this capacity he serves as the pathology Chair for several clinical trials. In addition he has contributed to recent studies identifying the important role the human papilloma virus (HPV) plays in a subset of head and neck cancers. His own research is focused on understanding the molecular basis of oral cancer and its precancerous forms using novel molecular assays.

Selected publications:

Snijders AM, Huey B, Connelly ST, Roy R, Jordan RC, Schmidt BL, Albertson DG. Stromal control of oncogenic traits expressed in response to the overexpression of GLI2, a pleiotropic oncogene. Oncogene 2008; 1–13

Solar A, Schmidt BL, Jordan RC. Hyalinizing Clear Cell Carcinoma: Case Series And Comprehensive Review Of The Literature. Cancer 2009;115:75-83
Chou A, Dekker N, Jordan RC. Identification of novel fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 gene mutations in actinic cheilitis. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 2009;107:535-541

Ang KK, Harris J, Wheeler R, Weber R, Rosenthal DI, Nguyen-Tân PF, Westra WH, Chung CH, Jordan RC, Lu C, Kim H, Axelrod R, Silverman CC, Redmond KP, Gillison ML. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Survival of Patients with Oropharynx Cancer. N Eng J Med 2010 (in press)

Chung CH, Zhang Q, Hammond EM, Trotti AM, Wang H, Spencer S, Zhang H-Z, Cooper J, Jordan RC, Rotman MH, Ang KK. Integrating EGFR Assay with Clinical Parameters Improves Risk Classification for Relapse and Survival in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 2010 (in press)