Pharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas most frequently harbor alterations in TP53, PIK3CA, KMT2D, CDKN2A, and FBXW7 [2].

Most Commonly Altered Genes in Pharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

TP53 Mutation, TP53 c.217-c.1178 Missense, TP53 Missense, PIK3CA Mutation, and KMT2D Mutation are the most common alterations in pharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma [2].

Top Alterations in Pharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Disease Details

Malignant Pharyngeal Neoplasm
Nasopharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Hypopharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma, and Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma


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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.

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