The study of association between Depth of Invasion, Tumor Budding, and Worst Pattern of Invasion with Tumor stage and Lymph node status in Oral Squamous cell carcinoma

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Chaitra N, Amrutha M R, Sathish Chandra M R, Shruthi H, Tongbram Purnika, Kodandaswamy C R


Malignancy of oral cavity is a major health burden in India, which contributes to 1/3rd of the global oral cancers. Annual incidence of oral cavity cancers is 77,000 and death due to these cancers is estimated to be 52,000 per year. Among them, 84-97% of oral cancers are histologically diagnosed as Squamous cell carcinomas, thus accounting to be the most common histologic type. (1)

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