Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003055
Title: Markers in oropharyngeal cancer
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Review Article
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    Tumor markers are substances that can be found in the body when cancer starts to proliferate inside the body. The classic tumor marker is a protein that can be found in the blood in higher than normal levels when a certain type of cancer starts to kick in, but not all tumor markers are like that. Some types of markers are found in urine or other body fluids, and others are found in tumors and other tissue. They may be made by the cancer cells themselves, or by the body in response to cancer or other conditions. Most tumor markers are proteins, but some newer markers are made up of genes or other substances. There are many different tumor markers. Some are directly linked to only one type of cancer, while others can be found in other types of cancer. A perfect tumor marker would be one that could be used as a cancer screening blood test for all people suffering with cancer. It would tell doctors the type of cancer, how much cancer spread is present, and which treatment would work best when put forth to the patients. At present, there are no tumor marker tests that work like this. If a cancer is already widespread when it is found, tumor markers can help to figure out what is the reason behind it. None of the tumor markers are considered accurate until today and so several researches are going on to find a tumor marker which is most sensitive and reliable.

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    Daniel Silas Samuel 1 *, Mebin George Mathew2

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    1 Intern, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Daniel Silas Samuel, Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Velappanchavadi, Chennai – 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India

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    Author:

    Daniel Silas Samuel 1 *, Mebin George Mathew2

    Title:Markers in oropharyngeal cancer
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (January)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (37-40)
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    Methodology:Canonical Wnt pathway, Cyclin D1, Human papillomavirus type 16-related tumor markers, Novel tumor markers, Periostin
    Research Materials:oropharyngeal cancer

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Canonical Wnt pathway Cyclin D1 Human papillomavirus type 16-related tumor markers Novel tumor markers Periostin

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