Cytokeratin fragments in the serum: their utility for the management of oral cancer.

@article{Sawant2008CytokeratinFI,
  title={Cytokeratin fragments in the serum: their utility for the management of oral cancer.},
  author={Sharada Sawant and Surekha Mahesh Zingde and Milind Murlidhar Vaidya},
  journal={Oral oncology},
  year={2008},
  volume={44 8},
  pages={722-32}
}
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is the sixth most common malignancy and is a major cause of cancer morbidity and mortality worldwide. Oral cancer is the most predominant malignancy in the Indian subcontinent due to the widespread habits of chewing tobacco and related products. Patients with oral tumours have a high risk of early locoregional relapse. Early detection of disease progression remains a challenging task mainly due to the lack of adequate early prognostic markers. CEA… CONTINUE READING