Sinonasal Carcinoma: Updated Phenotypic and Molecular Characterization

Author(s): Diana Bell, Ehab Y. Hanna.

Journal Name:Current Cancer Therapy Reviews

Volume 8 , Issue 3 , 2012

Abstract:

The most commonly encountered carcinoma of the sinonasal tract is the keratinizing/ non-keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma. However, this complex anatomic location may represent the site of other epithelial malignant neoplasms of varying histogenesis. These tumors are clinically aggressive and often fatal; historically, treatment outcomes have been poor. Differentiating these tumor types may have clinical impact as advances in therapeutic intervention could increase survival, quality of life and occasionally result in a cure. This review focuses on recent advances in the molecular and phenotypic characterization of sinonasal carcinomas and their impact on diagnosis and treatment.

Keywords: Sinonasal carcinoma, Phenotype, Genome analysis, Targeted therapy

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VOLUME: 8
ISSUE: 3
Year: 2012
Page: [218 - 224]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/157339412802653137
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