Patent Number: 8,715,931

Title: Method for analyzing cervical lymph node metastasis, and tumor marker for head and neck cancer

Abstract: Provided are a method for analyzing metastasis of head and neck cancer to a cervical lymph node, and a tumor marker for head and neck cancer used therein. Specifically, provided is a method for analyzing metastasis of head and neck cancer to a cervical lymph node, involving: measuring an expression level of at least one gene selected from the group consisting of genes represented by SEQ ID NOS: 1 to 36 in the sequence listing in a cervical lymph node sample; and comparing the aforementioned expression level with a reference value. Also provided is a tumor marker for head and neck cancer used in the aforementioned method for analyzing cervical lymph node metastasis, including at least one gene selected from the group consisting of genes represented by SEQ ID NOS: 1 to 36 in the sequence listing, and/or an expression product of the aforementioned gene and/or an expression level thereof.

Inventors: Nakashiro; Koichi (Ehime, JP), Hamakawa; Hiroyuki (Ehime, JP), Goda; Hiroyuki (Ehime, JP)

Assignee: National University Corporation Ehime University

International Classification: C12Q 1/68 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018