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Perineural Invasion in Head and Neck Cancer.

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Summary of "Perineural Invasion in Head and Neck Cancer."

Perineural invasion (PNI) is a mechanism of tumor dissemination that can provide a challenge to tumor eradication and that is correlated with poor survival. Squamous cell carcinoma, the most common type of head and neck cancer, has a high prevalence of PNI. This review provides an overview of clinical studies on the outcomes and factors associated with PNI in head and neck cancer and on findings on cancer-nerve crosstalk.

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Name: Journal of dental research
ISSN: 1544-0591
Pages: 22034518756297

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