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Oral squamous cell carcinoma: Focusing on interprofessional collaboration

Janotha, Brenda L. DNP-DCC, EdD, ANP-BC; Tamari, Katrin DDS

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000513340.69567.4e
Feature: CANCER: DNP SPECIAL ISSUE

Abstract: Incidence of oral cancer is rising, and often, cases are not discovered until the cancer has metastasized to the lymphatic system. Most oral cancers are squamous cell carcinomas associated with high mortality. This article reviews oral squamous cell carcinoma relevant to primary care practice focusing on an interprofessional approach to care.

Incidence of oral cancer is rising, and often, cases are not discovered until the cancer has metastasized to the lymphatic system. Most oral cancers are squamous cell carcinomas associated with high mortality. This article reviews oral squamous cell carcinoma relevant to primary care practice, focusing on an interprofessional approach to care.

Brenda Janotha is an assistant professor at Columbia University School of Nursing, New York City, N.Y.

Katrin Tamari is an assistant professor at Columbia University Medical Center School of Dentistry, New York City, N.Y.

The authors would like to acknowledge the faculty and administration at Columbia University Medical Center, School of Dentistry and School of Nursing, for their support and vision on interprofessional collaboration and learning experiences.

The authors have disclosed their relationship with Columbia University through current employment positions.

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