Other Names for this Disease
- Malignant myoepithelioma
- Myoepithelioma carcinoma
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malignant tumor that usually occurs in the salivary glands but can also occur in skin and soft tissues. The name of this cancer comes from the appearance of the tumor cells under the microscope. Approximately 66% of these tumors occur in the parotid gland. The average age of patients is reported to be 55 years.Myoepithelial carcinoma is a rare
Last updated: 8/18/2009
- Salivary Gland Cancer Treatment: Myoepithelial carcinoma. National Cancer Institute Web site. November 19, 2010; http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/salivarygland/HealthProfessional/311.cdr#Section_311. Accessed 11/26/2010.
- The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Myoepithelial carcinoma. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.