Damiana D C G Pierssens

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Background: Epidemiological studies have identified increasing incidence of squamous cell carcinoma of the oral tongue (SCCOT) in younger patients. The causes for this increasing incidence are unknown. These tumors often occur in non-smoking women and are not HPV-related. This is in contrast to older SCCOT patients who are usually male smokers. We(More)
BACKGROUND The local recurrence rate in oral squamous cell cancer (OSCC) hardly decreases. This is partly due to the presence of (pre)malignant cells in the remaining tissue after resection, that may lead to the development of a new tumor in time. Detection of histologically (pre)malignant cells in the tumor resection margins should predict these patients(More)
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