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The Clinical Measurement Ontology (CMO), Measurement Methods Ontology (MMO), and Experimental Condition Ontology (XCO) are currently being developed at the Rat Genome Database. For more information about these vocabularies please see Shimoyama et al. Three ontologies to define phenotype measurement data. Front Genet. 2012;3:87. Epub 2012 May 28 or contact us (

Term:squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck measurement
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Accession:CMO:0001872 term browser browse the term
Definition:Any value resulting from the quantification of a morphological or physiological parameter related to tumors arising in the lip, oral cavity, nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, pharynx, and/or larynx, from the uncontrolled multiplication of cells of the epithelium, or of cells showing the particular cytological characteristics of squamous cell differentiation, such as the presence of keratin, tonofilament bundles, or desmosomes, structures involved in cell-to-cell adhesion. A tumor is an abnormal growth of tissue resulting from uncontrolled, progressive multiplication of cells and serving no physiological function.
Comment:Note that "tumors of the head and neck" or "cancers of the head and neck" refers to a specific group of neoplasms, not just to any tumor located anywhere in the head or neck of an individual. According to the National Cancer Institute "Cancers of the brain, the eye, the esophagus, and the thyroid gland, as well as those of the scalp, skin, muscles, and bones of the head and neck, are not usually classified as head and neck cancers".
Synonyms:related_synonym: SCCHN measurement
 xref: MESH:D002294;   MESH:D006258;   RDO:0000778

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    tumor measurement 0
      head and neck tumor measurement 0
        squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck measurement 0
          squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck tumor number + 0
          squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity measurement + 0
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