Overview

NCI Definition: A rare, highly aggressive carcinoma that arises from the sinonasal tract. It is characterized by the presence of small to medium size malignant cells. The prognosis is poor. [1]

Sinonasal undifferentiated carcinomas most frequently harbor alterations in TP53, IDH2, CDKN2A, SETD2, and RB1 [2].

Most Commonly Altered Genes in Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma

IDH2 Mutation, IDH2 Exon 4 Mutation, IDH2 Codon 172 Missense, TP53 Mutation, and IDH2 R172S are the most common alterations in sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma [2].

Top Alterations in Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma

Disease Details

Synonyms
Undifferentiated Sinonasal Cancer, Sinonasal Anaplastic Carcinoma, Nasopharynx and paranasal sinuses undifferentiated carcinoma
Parent(s)
Undifferentiated Carcinoma
OncoTree Name
Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma
OncoTree Code
SNUC

References

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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