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 the Paranasal Sinus, Epidermoid Carcinoma of the Paranasal Sinus, Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Paranasal Sinus, Epidermoid Carcinoma of Paranasal Sinus, Paranasal Sinus Epidermoid Carcinoma
Malignant Paranasal Sinus Neoplasm
Sphenoid Sinus Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Ethmoid Sinus Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Frontal Sinus Squamous Cell Carcinoma, and Maxillary 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 6. 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.