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Biological Characteristics Prognosis of Oral Premalignant Lesions : Significance of Clinical , Histopathological , and Molecular

@inproceedings{Reibel2003BiologicalCP,
  title={Biological Characteristics Prognosis of Oral Premalignant Lesions : Significance of Clinical , Histopathological , and Molecular},
  author={Jesper Reibel},
  year={2003}
}
The concept of a two-step process of cancer development in the oral mucosa, i.e., the initial presence of a precursor subsequently developing into cancer, is well-established. Oral leukoplakia is the best-known precursor lesion. The evidence that oral leukoplakias are pre-malignant is mainly derived from follow-up studies showing that between < 1 and 18% of oral pre-malignant lesions will develop into oral cancer; it has been shown that certain clinical sub-types of leukoplakia are at a higher… 
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