NCI Definition: A squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx that arises from the supraglottic area. Signs and symptoms include dysphagia, a sensation of foreign body in the throat, and hemoptysis. It spreads to the space anterior to the epiglottis, pyriform sinus, and base of the tongue. [1]

Disease Details

Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Supraglottis, Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Supraglottis, Supraglottic Epidermoid Carcinoma, Epidermoid Carcinoma of the Supraglottis, Epidermoid Carcinoma of Supraglottis, Supraglottis Epidermoid Carcinoma, Supraglottis Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Supraglottic Carcinoma
Supraglottic Verrucous 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 6. This dataset does not represent the totality of the genetic landscape; see paper for more information.

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