Oral cavity cancer
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Cancer that forms in tissues of the oral cavity or the mouth. The tissues of the oral cavity include the lining inside the cheeks and lips. It also includes the front two thirds of the tongue, the upper and lower gums, the floor of the mouth under the tongue, the bony roof of the mouth, and the small area behind the wisdom teeth.
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Oral cavity cancer
Oral cavity tumor
Oral cavity tumour
Tumour of the oral cavity
Tumor of the oral cavity
Cancer of the oral cavity
Cancer of the mouth
Tumour of the mouth
Tumor of the mouth
Cancer of the tongue
Tumour of the tongue
Tumor of the tongue
Therapies by type
The following list of treatments is based on what we have found in scientific studies about cancer. More information about the listed therapies can be found under the tab THERAPIES. For registered drugs, radiotherapy and surgical interventions, approval by the authorities is given.
Natural products (excluding registered drugs)
A clinical trial is a research study conducted with patients to evaluate whether a new treatment is safe (safety) and whether it works (efficacy). Clinical trials are performed to test the efficacy of drugs but also non-drug treatments such as radiotherapy or surgery and combinations of different treatments. Clinical trials take place in all kinds of hospitals and clinics, but mostly in academic hospitals. They are organized by researchers and doctors.
The Anticancer Fund provides a tool to search for phase III clinical trials by type of cancer and by country. For Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Luxembourg, France and the UK, the Anticancer Fund provides contacts to get more information about the phase III clinical trials currently ongoing. Discuss the possibilities of participating in one of these clinical trials with your doctor.
The list of the phase III clinical trials for oral cavity cancer is available here.