Journal article

Molecular diagnostics in oral cancer and oral potentially malignant disorders-A clinician's guide

Tami Yap, Antonio Celentano, Christine Seers, Michael J McCullough, Camile S Farah

JOURNAL OF ORAL PATHOLOGY & MEDICINE | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

Current risk stratification of individuals for the development of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), including those with oral potentially malignant disorders (OPMD), remains based on clinical detection of visibly abnormal mucosa and tissue biopsy with histological assessment for the presence of OSCC or oral epithelial dysplasia (OED). In OPMD, the presence of OED remains the only prognostic tool used in standard care for the development of future OSCC, despite its ample limitations. There is assured potential that the analysis of the genome, transcripts and proteome can provide insight into what is occurring at a cellular level preceding the appearance of clinically observable change. The..

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