International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Dental Science | India | Volume 6 Issue 5, May 2017

Role of Anticancer Drugs in the Treatment of Oral Carcinomas-A Review of Literature

Sruthi Srinivasan | Dhanraj [15]

Abstract: Oral cancer is the sixth common tumour world- wide [1]. Oral cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death for males [2]. Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is the most common neoplasia and is found frequently in oral cavity in the cheek, gingiva and tongue [3]. Although cigarette and alcohol are considered as two major etiological factors of oral carcinogenesis [4], occurrence of oral cancer was seen to be associated with betel quid chewing. [4, 5]. Oral chemotherapy is attractive because of its convenience and ease of administration, particularly in the palliative setting. This article focuses on the various anticancer drugs and their action.

Keywords: oral cancer, anticancer, cytotoxics

Edition: Volume 6 Issue 5, May 2017,

Pages: 2659 - 2663

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