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Photodynamic therapy for the treatment of oral squamous carcinoma - clinical implications resulting from in vitro research.

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Summary of "Photodynamic therapy for the treatment of oral squamous carcinoma - clinical implications resulting from in vitro research."

Oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma is a common cancer of the head and neck region. Due to the frequency of diagnoses, high rate of mortality, mutilating nature of classic therapy and numerous complications, new methods of treatment are being sought. One promising solution for treatment which is utilized in many fields of oncology is photodynamic therapy. The purpose of this article is to present a general overview of the use of photodynamic therapy in preclinical in vitro studies.

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Name: Photodiagnosis and photodynamic therapy
ISSN: 1873-1597
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