Learn About Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma

What is the definition of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma?
Oral squamous cell carcinoma is the most common mouth cancer (95%). Oral squamous cell carcinoma can develop in any part of the mouth, including the lips, gums, tongue, inner lining of the cheeks, roof of mouth, and floor of mouth. Oral squamous cell carcinoma can spread (metastasize) to other areas of the head and neck.
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What are the symptoms of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma?
Symptoms of oral squamous cell carcinoma may include a sore on the lip or mouth that does not heal, a sore that bleeds, a white or reddened patch inside the mouth, loose teeth, a lump or other growth in the mouth, neck lump, mouth and ear pain, a change in speech, and difficulty swallowing.
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What are the current treatments for Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma?
Treatment for oral squamous cell carcinoma depends on the affected area and stage of the mouth cancer and may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, targeted drug therapy (cetuximab), immunotherapy, reconstructive surgery, dental implants, and speech and occupational rehabilitation. Individuals with oral squamous cell carcinoma should quit smoking or other tobacco products and drinking alcohol. After treatment, individuals who have had oral squamous cell carcinoma will need regular follow-up to check for cancer recurrence.
Who are the top Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma Local Doctors?
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Otolaryngology

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

University Ear, Nose And Throat Specialists

5200 Centre Ave 
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Robert Ferris is an Otolaryngologist in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Ferris has been practicing medicine for over 27 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma. He is also highly rated in 18 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Human Papillomavirus Infection, Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma, and Tongue Cancer. He is licensed to treat patients in Pennsylvania. Dr. Ferris is currently accepting new patients.

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Hematology Oncology
Hematology
Oncology

University of California San Diego Health System

Moores Cancer Center

3855 Health Sciences Dr 
La Jolla, CA 92093

Ezra Cohen is a Hematologist Oncology specialist and a Hematologist in La Jolla, California. Dr. Cohen has been practicing medicine for over 32 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma. He is also highly rated in 19 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Tongue Cancer, Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma, and Squamous Cell Skin Carcinoma. He is licensed to treat patients in Illinois and California. Dr. Cohen is currently accepting new patients.

 
 
 
 
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Otolaryngology

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

1275 York Ave 
New York, NY 10065

Ian Ganly is an Otolaryngologist in New York, New York. Dr. Ganly has been practicing medicine for over 33 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma. He is also highly rated in 34 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Thyroid Cancer, Tongue Cancer, Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer, and Salivary Gland Tumors. He is licensed to treat patients in New York. Dr. Ganly is currently accepting new patients.

What are the latest Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma Clinical Trials?
An Open-Label, Multicenter, First-in-Human, Dose-Escalation, Phase 1 Study of INBRX-105 and INBRX-105 in Combination With Pembrolizumab in Patients With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumors
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Open Label Phase 2 Study of Tisotumab Vedotin for Locally Advanced or Metastatic Disease in Solid Tumors
What are the Latest Advances for Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma?
Cisplatin Versus Carboplatin and Paclitaxel in Radiochemotherapy for Patients With Locally Advanced Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma.
Rituximab in combination with gemcitabine plus cisplatin in patients with recurrent and metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma: a phase I trial.
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The Benefit of Postoperative Radiotherapy and Extending Neck Dissection in pT1-2 Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma With a Single Ipsilateral Cervical Lymph Node Metastasis (pN1).