Adenosquamous carcinoma

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Adenosquamous carcinoma
Micrograph of an adenosquamous carcinoma of the lung. The adeno- or glandular component is on the left of the image and the squamous component on the right of the image. H&E stain.

Adenosquamous carcinoma is a type of cancer that contains two types of cells: squamous cells (thin, flat cells that line certain organs) and gland-like cells. It has been associated with more aggressive characteristics when compared to adenocarcinoma in certain cancers. [1] [2]


  1. Mahendraraj, Krishnara; Di Como, Joseph A. (October 2014). "Adenosquamous carcinoma of the pancreas: a population based clinical outcomes studies involving 700 patients from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database (1973-2010)". Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 219 (4): 109. doi:10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2014.07.676.
  2. Di Como, Joseph A. (October 2015). "Adenosquamous carcinoma of the colon and rectum: a population based clinical outcomes study involving 578 patients from the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Result (SEER) database (1973-2010)". Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 221 (4): 56. doi:10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2015.08.044.

 This article incorporates  public domain material from the U.S. National Cancer Institute document "Dictionary of Cancer Terms" .