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Lasers In The Treatment Of Cancer
Author(s): B L Aronoff
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Paper Abstract

The advent of the CO2 laser in 1964 aroused hope that the "silver bullet" in cancer therapy had arrived. Experiments were designed on laboratory animals and patients with varying results. Certainly, many of the requirements of adequate excisional surgery for cancer are obtained with the laser. The treatment of recurrent and particularly, metastatic cancer, seems to be possible. Palliation of cancer is possible in many cases. Relief of pain seems enhanced by the soft laser. All of these, with our aspirations for the near future will be discussed.

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Date Published: 15 June 1988
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0907, Laser Surgery: Characterization and Therapeutics, (15 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945307
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B L Aronoff, Baylor University Medical Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0907:
Laser Surgery: Characterization and Therapeutics
Kazuhiko Atsumi; Stephen N. Joffe, Editor(s)

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