Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Prognosis using molecular approach


Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is the fifth most prevalent cancer worldwide. Apart from various known clinicopathogical factors, it is still a major concern as many genetic and epigenetic alterations bring about the possibility of this deadly disease. The aim of this review is to explore the possible role of DNA repair pathways and the polymorphic status of DNA repair genes (XPA, XPC, XPD, XRCC1 and XRCC3) in the onset of HNSCC, along with sequence variations in genes such as Glutathione S-transferases (GSTT1, M1 and P1) that are significantly associated with HNSCC risk. We also focus on the p53 gene mutation induced by various etiological agents and threat factors with its implications towards HNSCC, and emphasise the current therapeutic interventions in treating HNSCC.

DOI: 10.2478/s11535-014-0292-3

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@article{Mazumder2014HeadAN, title={Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Prognosis using molecular approach}, author={Tarikul Huda Mazumder and Sayantan Nath and Nibendu Nath and M. N. V. Ravi Kumar}, journal={Central European Journal of Biology}, year={2014}, volume={9}, pages={593-613} }