NCI Definition: A carcinoma that arises from the skin. Representative examples are basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. [1]

Skin carcinomas most frequently harbor alterations in TP53, NOTCH1, KMT2D, CDKN2A, and ROS1 [2].

Most Commonly Altered Genes in Skin Carcinoma

TP53 Mutation, TP53 Missense, TP53 c.217-c.1178 Missense, NOTCH1 Mutation, and KMT2D Mutation are the most common alterations in skin carcinoma [2].

Top Alterations in Skin Carcinoma

Disease Details

Carcinoma of the Skin, Skin Cancer, Non-Melanoma, Non-Melanoma Cancer of Skin, Non-Melanoma Cancer of the Skin, nonmelanoma skin cancer, Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer, Carcinoma of Skin
Malignant Skin Neoplasm
Eyelid Carcinoma, Trabecular Adenocarcinoma, Adnexal Carcinoma, Pilomatrical Carcinoma, Scrotal Carcinoma, Keratinocyte Carcinoma, Adenoid Cystic Skin Carcinoma, and Merkel 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.