Researchers Look at Space Between Nerves and Tumor Cells to Identify Most Aggressive Oral Cancers

June 27, 2022

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A new U-M study identifies a feature in cancer that could aid in pinpointing treatment-resistant tumors, helping oncologists better treat patients from the very beginning. Nisha D’Silva, the Donald A. Kerr Endowed Collegiate Professor of Oral Pathology at the U-M School of Dentistry, explores the role of perineural invasion in oral cancer, noting the importance regarding the distance gradient between nerves and cancer for improved patient outcomes. The faculty expert further highlights findings from the research study.

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