When innovation meets imagination: looking to the future of oral cancer treatment

Ng, Tze-Chuen, and Thomson, Peter (2022) When innovation meets imagination: looking to the future of oral cancer treatment. Faculty Dental Journal, 13 (4). pp. 154-159.

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Oral squamous cell carcinoma is a lethal and deforming disease of rising global significance. While advances in diagnosis and management have improved many aspects of quality of life, approximately 50% of patients die from progressive, recurrent or metastatic disease. The authors of this paper look towards the future of cancer therapy, combining innovative and imaginative approaches, to hypothesise new, effective tumour targetting therapies that reduce deleterious side effects from contemporary invasive and ablative treatment. Ultimately, they pose the question: can we envisage a time when terminal diseases are regarded as chronic, manageable conditions?

Item ID: 76290
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 2042-6860
Keywords: innovation, oral cancer, diagnosis
Copyright Information: © 2022 The Royal College of Surgeons of England. The Royal College of Surgeons of England will retain copyright of all published material and reserves the right to re-use any such material in any print and/or electronic format.
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2022 01:37
FoR Codes: 32 BIOMEDICAL AND CLINICAL SCIENCES > 3203 Dentistry > 320305 Oral and maxillofacial surgery @ 50%
32 BIOMEDICAL AND CLINICAL SCIENCES > 3211 Oncology and carcinogenesis > 321199 Oncology and carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 20 HEALTH > 2001 Clinical health > 200105 Treatment of human diseases and conditions @ 100%
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