Squamous Cell Carcinoma

  • Marta Grazzini
  • Vincenzo De Giorgi


Malignant tumors of the epidermis are referred to as nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC). NMSC is the most frequent type of malignancy in humans and comprehends two major entities: squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and basal cell carcinoma (BCC). SCC arises on sun-exposed areas of the skin and mucosa but they can also occur in covered parts of the body, particularly in patients that have other predisposing factors.





Actinic keratosis


5-Aminolevulinic acid


Amelanotic malignant melanoma


Basal cell carcinoma




Epidermal growth factor receptor


Nonmelanoma skin cancer


Photodynamic therapy


Protoporphyrin IX




Squamous cell carcinoma


Seborrheic keratosis


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marta Grazzini
    • 1
  • Vincenzo De Giorgi
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Dermatology, Department of Surgery and Translational MedicineUniversity of FlorenceFlorenceItaly

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