Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Oral Cancer

Sridharan Gokul

Annamalai University


Oral Carcinogenesis Oral Pre-cancer Oral Cancer Screening Visual Examination Autofluorescence Biopsy Techniques Cytogenetics Neck Dissection Reconstruction Modalities Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy Gene Therapy

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Oral cancer is among most common malignancies encountered in clinical practice. Despite diagnostic and therapeutic advancements, the five-year survival rate is low. Possible reasons for the decreased survival rate could be due to delayed diagnosis of the oral lesions, lack of awareness of the precursor lesions that have a potential for malignant transformation, and delay in the implementation of treatment. Early detection of oral cancer is a pre-requisite for improving the quality of life and reducing the morbidity and mortality rate. For several decades, the mainstay for treatment of oral cancer has always been surgery either alone or in conjunction with radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy although they are associated with several side effects. Research is being undertaken to improve the existing treatment protocol and some of the newer methods include targeted drug therapy, gene therapy and immunotherapy among others. Thus, the aim of this book is to highlight the various screening methods of oral cancer, to discuss the available treatment options and to emphasize on the newer treatment methods available. 

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: August 29th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: November 18th 2019

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Review results due: February 6th 2020

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Expected publication date: April 6th 2020

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About the editor

Sridharan Gokul

Annamalai University

Dr. Gokul Sridharan is an associate professor in the Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology at YMT Dental College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai. He obtained his PhD for his Thesis “Salivary and Serum Metabolomics in Oral Leukoplakia and Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma.” His fields of interest include oral pre-cancer, oral cancer, salivary diagnostics, oral and maxillofacial diseases, and advanced diagnostic aids with emphasis on bioinformatics and metabolomics. He has several scientific publications and actively contributes as a peer reviewer to numerous journals. He is an active member of the editorial board of several journals of repute. Dr. Sridharan has undergone training and is a qualified diploma holder in medical law and ethics and is also certified in tobacco cessation and control.

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