Special Issue - Call for Papers
Clinical Medicine and Diagnostics
Cancerous & Precancerous Lesions of the Oral Cavity

Submission deadline: 12/01/2013

Scope and purposes

The oral cavity includes the vermilion borders of the lips, labial mucosa, buccal mucosa, buccal vestibule, alveolar ridges and gingiva, floor of mouth, oral tongue, and hard palate. The problem of oral cancer is increasing in some countries and usually associated with diverse risk factors. The challenge of oral cancer is that, it is often diagnosed late at an advanced stage, when it becomes difficult to treat causing high morbidity rates. Because oral cancer can spread quickly, early detection is important. Examining an oral cancer can identify early signs of this disease. Pathogenesis of oral cancer is attributed to the cumulative effect of many molecular and biochemical cellular abnormalities, as well as immune system alterations and changes in the underlying connective tissue. Precancerous conditions are associated with a greater-than-normal risk of development of a potentially malignant lesion or cancer in affected tissue. Advances in research on potentially malignant lesions of the oral cavity are leading to earlier diagnosis, appropriate treatment, and enhanced follow-up.

Topics of primary interest include, but are not limited to:
• Advances in diagnosis of primary oral neoplastic conditions.
• Oral diseases of malignant potentialities.
• Systemic diseases or factors related to oral cancerous or precancerous lesions.
• Early detection of oral cancer.
• Genetic & molecular abnormalities in oral cancerous & precancerous lesions.

Important Dates
Deadline for submission: 12/01/2013
Deadline for revision: 01/01/2014
Notification of final decision: 02/01/2014
Estimated Publication:

Abstracts addressing one or more of these themes/topics or further questions should be emailed to an editor by <12/01/2013>.
Manuscript submissions are invited by the submission deadline. All papers will undergo a double or triple-blind peer review process.

Guest Editors
Prof. Dr. Gamal Soussa
Professor of Oral Pathology, Faculty of Dentistry, Umm Al-Qura University, KSA

Manuscript submission deadline 12/01/2013


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