NCI Definition: A squamous cell carcinoma that arises from the mucosal epithelial surface of the ethmoid, frontal, maxillary, or sphenoid sinus. Patients may present with nasal fullness, obstruction, and/or epistaxis. [1]

Disease Details

Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Paranasal Sinus, Nasopharynx and paranasal sinuses squamous cell carcinoma, Paranasal Sinus Epidermoid Carcinoma, Epidermoid Carcinoma of Paranasal Sinus, Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Paranasal Sinus, Epidermoid Carcinoma of the Paranasal Sinus
Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinus Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Sphenoid Sinus Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Ethmoid Sinus Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Maxillary Sinus Squamous Cell Carcinoma, and Frontal Sinus Squamous Cell Carcinoma


1. National Cancer Institute. NCI Thesaurus Version 18.11d. https://ncit.nci.nih.gov/ncitbrowser/ [2018-08-28]. [2018-09-21].

2. The AACR Project GENIE Consortium. AACR Project GENIE: powering precision medicine through an international consortium. Cancer Discovery. 2017;7(8):818-831. Dataset Version 8. This dataset does not represent the totality of the genetic landscape; see paper for more information.

3. All assertions and clinical trial landscape data are curated from primary sources. You can read more about the curation process here.