Base of tongue cancer-is it tongue cancer located at the base of the tongue, or is it a type of lingual tonsil cancer? The perspective from a genomic analysis.

The aim of this study was to determine whether base of tongue (BOT) cancer is tongue cancer located at the base of the tongue or lingual tonsil cancer originating from tonsil tissue. This was a retrospective study using data from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). The genomic patterns of three primary cancers (BOT, oral tongue, and tonsil) were compared to… CONTINUE READING