Jason Tasoulas

Jason Tasoulas
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens | uoa · Department of Medicine

MD DMD
PhD(c)

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Introduction
MD-PhD Student, interested in Head and Neck Surgery. Thesis project focused on head and neck molecular carcinogenesis. Affiliated with the Department of Pathology, Medical School, University of Athens (Theocharis Lab) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Amelio Lab). Previous experiences include DMD - Valedictorian, University of Athens, Class of 2016 and a leadership position in a Student Head and Neck Surgery Group.
Additional affiliations
July 2018 - present
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Position
  • Visiting Reseach Scholar
January 2017 - January 2022
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; University of Thessaly
Position
  • PhD Student
January 2014 - January 2015
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Physiology and Neurophysiology I and II courses in the Nursing Degree curriculum, Department of Physiology and Neurophysiology, (Director: Prof. Dimitrios Anastasopoulos).
Education
January 2018 - January 2022
University of Thessaly
Field of study
  • Medicine
January 2017 - January 2022
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Field of study
  • Head and Neck Pathology
September 2011 - September 2016

Publications

Publications (27)
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Polymorphous adenocarcinoma (PAC), represents a common minor salivary gland tumor (SGT) characterized by local growth, low metastatic potential and non-aggressive biologic behavior. Due to the clinical aggressiveness noted in a subset of such tumors, the former term polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma (PLGA) was recently revised. PAC's clinical f...
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Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a rare salivary gland tumor, displaying aggressive behavior with frequent recurrence and metastasis. Little information exists regarding the impact of clinicopathological parameters and adjuvant radiotherapy (aRT) on ACC disease specific (DSS) and overall survival (OS). We extracted demographic, treatment, and surv...
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Objectives Mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) is the most common type of salivary gland malignancy. Advanced or high-grade MECs are refractory to chemotherapy, often leading to tumor recurrence/metastasis and abysmal ~35% 5-year survival. Causal links have been established between Epithelial Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) activation and poor outcome. He...
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Background: Only high-risk tumors with extranodal extension (ENE) and/or positive surgical margins (PSM) benefit from adjuvant therapy (AT) with concurrent chemoradiation (CRT) compared to radiation therapy (RT) in locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Optimal treatment for intermediate-risk tumors remains controversial....
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Adaptive stress signaling networks directly influence tumor development and progression. These pathways mediate responses that allow cancer cells to cope with both tumor cell-intrinsic and cell-extrinsic insults and develop acquired resistance to therapeutic interventions. This is mediated in part by constant oncogenic rewiring at the transcription...
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Over 70% of oropharyngeal head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSC) cases in the United States are positive for human papillomavirus (HPV) yet biomarkers for stratifying oropharyngeal HNSC patient risk are limited. We used immunogenomics to identify differentially expressed genes in immune cells of HPV(+) and HPV(−) squamous carcinomas. Candidat...
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Introduction Salivary gland cancers (SGCs) consist a rare family of neoplasms with varying histology and biological behavior. Therapeutic regimens have been relatively unchanged for decades. The recent successes of immunotherapy have raised hopes for the development of more effective strategies in SGC, thus emphasizing the role of tumor microenviro...
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Background Decreased access to preventive care services has been proposed as a mechanism for the association between low socioeconomic status (SES) and advanced stage at diagnosis in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Methods Retrospective analysis of patients diagnosed with HNSCC in North Carolina between 2002 and 2006....
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Background Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a rare salivary gland tumor, comprising less than 1% of head and neck neoplasms. Adjuvant radiotherapy (aRT) is suggested for late-stage disease (stage III or IV); however, recent evidence suggests that it may be associated with improved survival even for early-stage disease. Moreover, the prognostic sig...
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Mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) is the most common type of malignant salivary gland tumor. MECs frequently exhibit a recurrent t(11;19)(q21;p13) chromosomal translocation that fuses the transcriptional coactivators CRTC1 (CREB-Regulated Transcription Coactivator 1; C1) and MAML2 (Mastermind-Like 2; M2). Though many C1/M2-positive tumors are easily r...
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Introduction: Neovascularization in carcinogenesis and tumor progression is well established. Molecular mediators implicated in different modes of vascular remodeling and expansion (e.g. sprouting angiogenesis (SA), vasculogenesis, vascular mimicry) are evaluated as prognostic biomarkers and therapeutic targets in different malignant tumors. Signif...
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Adipokines constitute a family of protein factors secreted by white adipose tissue (WAT), that regulate the functions of WAT and other sites. Leptin, adiponectin, resistin, are the main adipokines present in serum and saliva, targeting several tissues and organs, including vessels, muscles, liver and pancreas. Besides body mass regulation, adipokin...
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Orbital trapdoor fractures (OTFs) entail entrapment of intraorbital soft tissues with minimal or no displacement of the affected bones and are almost exclusively seen in children. This article aimed to report the diagnosis and treatment of an OTF of the floor in an adult patient and to critically review the literature regarding the management aspec...
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Background Hu-antigen R (HuR) is a posttranscriptional regulator of several target mRNAs, implicated in carcinogenesis. This review aims to present the current evidence regarding the biological role and potential clinical significance of HuR in head and neck carcinomas. Methods The existing literature concerning HuR expression and function in head...
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Foreign body reactions in the oral cavity are relatively common, frequently resulting from iatrogenic causes. Depending on the nature of the foreign material, various microscopic patterns may be observed, causing diagnostic difficulties. Recognition of the ensuing unusual microscopic pattern, especially for cases in which the possibility of a forei...
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Ossifying fibromyxoid tumor (OFMT) is a mesenchymal neoplasm of uncertain lineage and intermediate biologic behavior. Involvement of the head and neck area is infrequent (10% to 15%) and intraoral presentation is very rare. An OFMT developing in the retromolar trigone of a 13-year-old male is presented, along with a comprehensive review of oral OFM...
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Background/aim: The focal adhesion kinase (FAK)/SRC phosphorylation cascade and its downstream target paxillin have been implicated in malignant transformation, tumor growth and progression, together with metastasis. The present study aimed to evaluate the clinical significance of concomitant FAK/SRC and p-paxillin expression in mobile tongue squa...
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The variation of saliva composition in different physiological and pathological states is well demonstrated. Several saliva constituents (enzymes, hormones, antibodies, cytokines etc.) are up- or down-regulated in respect to benign, premalignant and malignant conditions in the oral cavity, and several patterns of deregulation are associated with sp...
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Cannabinoid receptors (CB1R and CB2R) constitute essential members of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) which participates in many different functions indispensable to homeostatic regulation in several tissues, exerting also antitumorigenic effects. The present study aimed to assess the clinical significance of CB1R and CB2R protein expression in mo...
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There is no consensus regarding the prophylactic removal of mandibular third molars (TM) in fracture lines to facilitate healing. Recent evidence suggests that poor healing is attributed to the limited use of antimicrobials, delayed care and semi-rigid fixation as a treatment method, favoring retention of TM.Study designA retrospective cohort study...
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Introduction: The involvement of the histone deacetylases (HDACs) family in tumor development and progression is well demonstrated. HDAC inhibitors (HDACis) constitute a novel, heterogeneous family of highly selective anticancer agents that inhibit HDACs and present significant antitumor activity in several human malignancies, including oral squamo...
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Treacher Collins syndrome is the most common mandibulofacial dysostosis of autosomal dominant or, rarely, recessive inheritance. Affected fetuses may be identified by prenatal ultrasound or diagnosed at autopsy in case of perinatal death or pregnancy termination. We describe the ultrasonographic, autopsy, and molecular findings in a 25-week-gestati...

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