Laser Ablation for Cancer: Past, Present and Future
AbstractLaser ablation (LA) is gaining acceptance for the treatment of tumors as an alternative to surgical resection. This paper reviews the use of lasers for ablative and surgical applications. Also reviewed are solutions aimed at improving LA outcomes: hyperthermal treatment planning tools and thermometric techniques during LA, used to guide the surgeon in the choice and adjustment of the optimal laser settings, and the potential use of nanoparticles to allow biologic selectivity of ablative treatments. Promising technical solutions and a better knowledge of laser-tissue interaction should allow LA to be used in a safe and effective manner as a cancer treatment. View Full-Text
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Schena, E.; Saccomandi, P.; Fong, Y. Laser Ablation for Cancer: Past, Present and Future. J. Funct. Biomater. 2017, 8, 19.
Schena E, Saccomandi P, Fong Y. Laser Ablation for Cancer: Past, Present and Future. Journal of Functional Biomaterials. 2017; 8(2):19.Chicago/Turabian Style
Schena, Emiliano; Saccomandi, Paola; Fong, Yuman. 2017. "Laser Ablation for Cancer: Past, Present and Future." J. Funct. Biomater. 8, no. 2: 19.
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