Rajpal Tattar

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Rajpal Tattar had graduated from the University of Manchester with degrees in Anatomical Sciences and Dentistry. Rajpal has completed Dental Foundation Training in the West Midlands, Dental Core Training 1 in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the community services, and Dental Core Training 2 in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine. He is currently a Junior Clinical Fellow in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Royal Preston Hospital and has an interest in Research and Periodontal surgery.

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Salivary biomarkers CYFRA 21-1 and MMP-9 for oral squamous cell carcinoma diagnosis?

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In his first blog for the Dental Elf Rajpal Tattar take a look at a review of the diagnostic accuracy of salivary biomarkers for the detection of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). The review considers two biomarkers, cytokeratin 19 fragment (CYFRA 21-1) and for matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) but there is no conclusive evidence for either at present.

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