The use of salivary cytokines as a screening tool for oral squamous cell carcinoma : A review of the literature

@inproceedings{Osman2012TheUO,
  title={The use of salivary cytokines as a screening tool for oral squamous cell carcinoma : A review of the literature},
  author={Tarig Al-Hadi Osman and Daniela Elena Costea and Anne Ch Johannessen},
  booktitle={Journal of oral and maxillofacial pathology : JOMFP},
  year={2012}
}
Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is the most common type of head and neck cancer. The 5-year survival rate has remained below 50% over the last two decades, and new tools for early diagnosis are needed. Saliva has been used for diagnosis of several systemic diseases, and its use for diagnosis of OSCC has been sought extensively. Among the many salivary analytes for diagnosis of OSCC, accumulating evidences indicate the possibility of using salivary cytokines. Overproduction of… CONTINUE READING