Re-defining oral squamous cell carcinoma

Authors : Tabita Joy Chettiankandy, Tabita Joy Chettiankandy, Arush Thakur, Arush Thakur, Shubhangi P Khandekar, Shubhangi P Khandekar, Alka Dive, Alka Dive, Jagdish Vishnu Tupkari, Jagdish Vishnu Tupkari, Sanpreet Singh Sachdev, Sanpreet Singh Sachdev

DOI : 10.18231/j.jdpo.2022.035

Volume : 7

Issue : 2

Year : 2022

Page No : 145-147

Neoplasms of diverse cellular origin usually arise in the oral cavity and among these, the oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and its variants constitute over 90% of the oral malignancies. India is a global hub of OSCC cases. Throughout the changing trends and rise of different generations various authors have tried to define oral cancer. However, there is no definition that describes it in depth for a better understanding. But none of the definition define OSCC in a nutshell. Therefore, the need of the hour is to elaborately define OSCC. The present paper attempts to propose a new definition for OSCC that comprehensively encompasses the etiological, molecular, biological, histopathological and prognostic aspects of OSCC.

Keywords: Oral Cancer, Definition, Neoplasm, Carcinogenesis

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