Expression of CXCR4, MMP-13 and β-catenin in different histological subtypes of facial basal cell carcinoma.

@article{Ciurea2013ExpressionOC,
  title={Expression of CXCR4, MMP-13 and β-catenin in different histological subtypes of facial basal cell carcinoma.},
  author={Marius Eugen Ciurea and Daniela Cernea and Corneliu Cristian Georgescu and Ovidiu Simion Cotoi and Virgil Pătraşcu and Horia P{\^a}rvănescu and Daniela Popa and Vlad P{\^a}rvănescu and Raluca Niculina Ciurea and Răzvan Mercuţ},
  journal={Romanian journal of morphology and embryology = Revue roumaine de morphologie et embryologie},
  year={2013},
  volume={54 4},
  pages={939-51}
}
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is one of the most common skin neoplasms in humans, accounting for almost 80% of all non-melanoma skin cancers worldwide. The nodular and infiltrative-morpheaform are the most common BCC types in the head and neck region and together with the micronodular subtypes are the most aggressive tumors, because of their tendency to infiltrate the deep subcutis, muscles and even bones. To explain the local aggressive behavior and their metastatic potential, many studies have… CONTINUE READING

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