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Maxillofacial Oncology

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Juan Carlos de Vicente Rodríguez

  • Clinical Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Universidad de Oviedo.
  • Head of the Maxillofacial Surgery Department, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias.

Servicio de Cirugía Maxilofacial.

Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias

Avda. de Roma s/n

33011 Oviedo, Spain.

Name Organisation Activity Euraxess classification
de Vicente Rodríguez, Juan Carlos SESPA/Universidad de Oviedo Research/Clinical/Teaching R4
de Villalaín Álvarez, Lucas SESPA Research/Clinical R2
Fernandez Valle, Álvaro SESPA Research/Clinical R2
Junquera Gutiérrez, Luis Manuel SESPA/Universidad de Oviedo Research/Clinical/Teaching R3
Lequerica Fernández, Paloma SESPA Research/Clinical/Teaching R3
Peña González, Ignacio Universidad de Oviedo/SESPA Research/Clinical/Teaching R2
Rodríguez Santamarta, Tania SESPA Research/Clinical/Teaching R2

Cancer risk, progression and metastasis markers in oral cancer patients.

The overarching objective of this line of research is to explore alterations involved in the development and progression of oral cancer, so as to establish their clinical significance, biological role and potential clinical application as diagnostic/prognostic markers or new therapeutic targets, with the following specific objectives:

  1. To identify risk markers in patients with preneoplastic oral lesions and apply them to clinical practice.
  2. To identify and characterise molecular alterations and signalling pathways involved in tumour progression and the development of recurrent or metastatic disease.
  • De Vicente JC, Rodríguez-Santamarta T, Rosado P, Peña I, De Villalaín L. Survival after free flap reconstruction in patients with advanced oral squamous cell carcinoma. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2012;70(2):453-9.
  • Hernández G, López-Pintor RM, Arriba L, Torres J, de Vicente JC. Implant treatment in patients with oral lichen planus: A prospective controlled study. Clinical Oral Implants Research 2012;23(6):726-32.
  • Peña I, Junquera LM, Llorente S, Villalaín L, de Vicente JC, Llames S. Clinical outcomes after the use of complete autologous oral mucosa equivalents: Preliminary cases. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol, 2012;113(5):e4-e11.
  • de Vicente JC, Rodrigo JP, Rodriguez-Santamarta T, Lequerica-Fernández P, Allonca E, García-Pedrero J. Cortactin and focal adhesion kinase as predictors of cancer risk in patients with premalignant oral epithelial lesions. Oral Oncology, 2012;48(7):641-6.
  • Rosado P, Lequerica-Fernández P, Fernández S, Allonca E, Villallaín L, de Vicente JC. E-cadherin and β-catenin expression in well and moderately differentiated oral squamous cell carcinomas. Relationship with clinical parameters. British Journal Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, 2013;51(2):1549-56.
  • de Vicente JC, Rosado P, Lequerica-Fernández P, Allonca E, Villallaín L, Hernández-Vallejo G. Focal adhesion kinase overexpression is correlated with lymph node metastasis and shorter survival in oral squamous cell carcinoma. Head & Neck, 2013;35(6):826-30.
  • de Vicente JC, Rodrigo JP, Rodríguez-Santamarta T, Lequerica-Fernández P, Allonca E, García-Pedrero JM. Podoplanin expression in oral leukoplakia: Tumorigenic role. Oral Oncology, 2013;49(6):598-603.
  • Fernández-Valle A, Rodrigo JP, García-Pedrero JM, Rodríguez-Santamarta T, Allonca E, Lequerica-Fernández P, de Vicente JC. Expression of the voltage-gated potassium channel Kv3.4 in oral leukoplakias and oral squamous cell carcinomas. Histopathology, 2016; 69(1): 91-98.
  • Fernández-Valle A, Rodrigo JP, Rodríguez-Santamarta T, Villaronga MA, Álvarez-Teijeiro S, García-Pedrero JM, Suárez-Fernández L, Lequerica-Fernández P, de Vicente JC. HERG1 potassium channel expression in potentially malignant disorders of the oral mucosa and prognostic relevance in oral squamous cell carcinoma. Head & Neck. 2016; 38(11): 1672-1678.
  • Peña González I, Álvarez-Viejo M, Alonso-Montes C, Menéndez-Menéndez Y, Gutiérrez Álvarez F, de Vicente Rodríguez JC, Otero Hernández J, Meana Infiesta A. Regeneration of mandibular defects using adipose tissue mesenchymal stromal cells in combination with human serum-derived scaffolds. Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery. 2016;44(9): 1356-1365.
  • Rodríguez-Santamarta T, Rodrigo JP, García-Pedrero JM, Álvarez-Teijeiro S, Villaronga MA, Suárez-Fernández L, Alvarez- Argüelles ME, Astudillo A, de Vicente JC. Prevalence of human papillomavirus in oral squamous cell carcinomas in northern Spain. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology Head & Neck. 2016;273(12): 4549-4559.
  • Espinosa-Fariñas CA, Rua Gonzalvez L; Torres-Rivas HE; Fernández del Valle A; Fernandes RP; DeVicente-Rodriguez JC. Sclerosing Polycystic Adenosis of the Parotid Gland. A systematic review and report of two new cases. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2017;75(5):984-993.
  • Lara Lobo, Marta Costas-Rodríguez, Juan Carlos de Vicente, Rosario Pereiro, Frank Vanhaecke, Alfredo Sanz-Medel. Elemental and isotopic analysis of oral squamous cell carcinoma tissues using sector-field and multi-collector ICP mass spectrometry. Talanta The International Journal of Pure and Applied Analytical Chemistry. 2017;165: 92-97.
  • Cobo JL, Abbate F, de Vicente JC, Cobo J, Vega JA. Searching for propioceptors in human facial muscles. Neurosci Lett 2017;640:1-5.
  • Bouza M, Gonzalez-Soto Jesus, Pereiro R, de Vicente JC, Sanz-Medel A. Exhaled breath and oral cavity VOCs as potential biomarkers in oral cancer patients. Journal of Breath Research. 2017; 11(1): 016015.
  • Cobo JL, Solé-Magdalena A, Menéndez I, de Vicente JC, Vega JA. Connections between the facial and trigeminal nerves: Anatomical basis for facial muscle propioception. JPRAS Open 2017;12:9-18.
  • Juan C de Vicente, Ignacio Peña, Juan P Rodrigo, Tania Rodríguez-Santamarta, Paloma Lequerica-Fernández, Laura Suárez-Fernández, Eva Allonca, Juana M García-Pedrero. Phosphorylated ribosomal protein S6 strongly correlates with p21 expression and inversely associates with tumor size in oral squamous cell carcinoma. Head and Neck 2017; 39(9):1876-1887.
  • Lobo L, Costas-Rodríguez M,de Vicente JC, Pereiro R, Vanhaecke F, Sanz-Medel A. Corrigendum to "Elemental and isotopic analysis of oral squamous cell carcinoma tissues using sector-field and multi-collector ICP-mass spectrometry" (Talanta 165 (2017) 92-97). Talanta. 2017;171:351.
Supervisors Title PhD Student Organisation Date of Viva Honours
José Antonio Vega ÁlvarezJuan Carlos de Vicente Rodríguez Neuroanatomy of the face: topographic, surgical, radiological and microscopic anatomy of the facial nerve Juan Luis Cobo Díaz Universidad de Oviedo 10-2-2017 International Honours
Juan Carlos de Vicente RodríguezIgnacio Peña González Bone regeneration in athymic rats through the use of human adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells, differentiated in vitro into osteoblasts by means of human serum-glutaraldehyde scaffolds Jorge del Campo Cano Universidad de Oviedo 15-9-2017
Juan Carlos de Vicente Rodríguez Measurement of quality of life resulting from free flap transfer in reconstruction of head and neck tumour defects after ablative surgery in Asturias, Spain Islam Ahmed Ahmed Mohamed Amer Universidad de Oviedo 2/11/2017
Juan Carlos de Vicente Rodríguez Regeneration of mandibular defects in athymic rats through the use of adipose -derived mesenchymal stem cells in combination with human serum-glutaraldehyde scaffolds Fernando Gutiérrez Álvarez Universidad de Oviedo 22/12/2017