Written by Dentistry Today Wednesday, 01 June 2011 13:19
The University of British Columbia’s Faculties of Medicine, Science and Dentistry are compiling a study involving patients who undergo surgery for oral squamous cell cancers.
The Canadian Optically Guided Approach for Oral Lesions Surgical Trial study could provide innovative information for clinical practices throughout the world.
In 2010, about 1,150 of the 3,400 Canadians diagnosed with oral cancer died. There are also roughly 30 percent of the patients who undergo oral surgery that see their cancer return. The point of this study is to analyze fluorescence visualization to determine which tissues are healthy and which tissues may have tumors or be precancerous.