Special Issue "Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 August 2020.
Interests: Oral cancer; Biomarkers; Molecular biology; Cancer genetics; Reconstructive surgery; Chemotherapy; Treatment of advanced oral cancer
Head and neck cancer, including oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), is the sixth most common cancer worldwide. It is accepted that OSCC arises from multiple genetic alterations caused by chronic exposure to carcinogens such as alcohol, smoking, viral infections, and inflammation. These genetic alterations, which include deletions, point mutations, promoter methylation, and gene amplification of oncogenes, inactivate tumor suppressor genes. The molecular mechanisms of carcinogenesis, tumor progression, and metastasis of oral cancer have been elucidated by recent advances in molecular biology. However, many unsolved questions still remain.
This Special Issue on “Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma” has the objective of developing an updated investigation and rationale of biological behavior of oral squamous cell carcinoma focusing on molecular biology, pathology, biomarkers, genetics, diagnostics, and therapeutics.
Prof. Tadaaki Kirita
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- Oral squamous cell carcinoma
- Molecular biology
- Genetic mutation
- Biological behavior
- Diagnostics and therapeutics