Table 1

Levels of COX-2 mRNA are increased in HNSCC originating in different sites of the head and neck

Quantitative RT-PCR was used to determine the amounts of COX-2 mRNA in 24 cases of HNSCC from different sites in the head and neck.
SitenCOX-2 mRNAa
Tongue11323
Oral cavity8252
Tonsil11515
Larynx1397
Hypopharynx1541
Maxillary sinus2187
All sites24350b
  • a Mean levels of COX-2 mRNA in fg/μg of total RNA for tumors in each site.

  • b Mean level for all tumors in fg/μg of total RNA (SD, 394 fg/μg of total RNA).