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Oral Cancer - Current Concepts and Future Perspectives

Gokul Sridharan

YMT Dental College and Hospital

A pioneering researcher and academician with an interest in oral pre-cancer and oral cancer with special emphasis on salivary diagnostics.


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Oral cancer is one of the common human malignancies occurring worldwide with significant morbidity and mortality. The disease is of multifactorial etiology and despite the adequate understanding of the pathogenesis and therapeutic advancements, it still remains an enigma with a poor survival rate. The past few decades have seen tremendous progress in health science which has enabled the clinician and researchers to better understand the concept of oral carcinogenesis. However, the enormous knowledge has not translated well for patient care and improvement in morbidity and mortality.

While employing the term oral cancer, there are two factors that need attention: Oral cancer is a broad one encompassing carcinomas, sarcomas, and salivary gland neoplasms; but it is usually indicative of epithelial malignancies and secondly is it reasonable to include the malignancies of the posterior oral cavity, an oropharyngeal region also under the broad term of "oral cancer"? The above two factors assume significance owing to the differences in the etiopathogenesis, metastatic ability, and the management of the various oral cancers.

Taking into consideration the various factors as enlisted above, the aim of this book project is to include the various malignancies affecting the oral cavity under the broader term of "oral cancer" with specific emphasis on the current concepts and the future considerations with respect to the etiopathogenesis, diagnosis, and management of these malignancies.

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Expected publication date: September 26th 2021

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Gokul Sridharan

YMT Dental College and Hospital

Dr. Gokul Sridharan is currently an associate professor in the Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology at Y.M.T. Dental College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai. He obtained his Ph.D. for the work titled “Salivary and serum metabolomics in oral leukoplakia and oral squamous cell carcinoma.” His fields of interest include oral pre-cancer, oral cancer, salivary diagnostics, oral and maxillofacial diseases, and advanced diagnostic aids with an emphasis on bioinformatics and metabolomics. He has several scientific publications to his credit and actively contributes as a peer reviewer to numerous journals. He is an active member of the editorial boards of several journals of repute. Dr. Sridharan has undergone training and is a qualified diploma holder in medical law and ethics and is certified in tobacco cessation and control as well.

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