NCI Definition: An adenocarcinoma arising from the salivary gland. It includes the salivary gland polymorphous low grade adenocarcinoma, salivary gland oncocytic carcinoma, salivary gland mucinous adenocarcinoma, salivary gland low grade cribriform cystadenocarcinoma, salivary gland cystadenocarcinoma, salivary gland basal cell adenocarcinoma, salivary gland acinic cell carcinoma, salivary duct carcinoma, and salivary gland adenocarcinoma not otherwise specified. [1]

Salivary gland adenocarcinomas most frequently harbor alterations in TP53, ERBB2, PIK3CA, CDKN2A, and ETV6 [2].

Most Commonly Altered Genes in Salivary Gland Adenocarcinoma

TP53 Mutation, TP53 c.217-c.1178 Missense, TP53 Missense, PIK3CA Mutation, and TP53fs are the most common alterations in salivary gland adenocarcinoma [2].

Top Alterations in Salivary Gland Adenocarcinoma

Significant Genes in Salivary Gland Adenocarcinoma


Disease Details

Adenocarcinoma of Salivary Gland, Adenocarcinoma of the Salivary Gland
Salivary Gland Carcinoma
Salivary Gland Oncocytic Carcinoma, Salivary Gland Basal Cell Adenocarcinoma, Mammary Analog Secretory Carcinoma of Salivary Gland, Salivary Duct Carcinoma, Salivary Gland Acinic Cell Carcinoma, Salivary Gland Polymorphous Low Grade Adenocarcinoma, and Salivary Gland Sebaceous Carcinoma
OncoTree Name
Salivary Adenocarcinoma
OncoTree Code


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.

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