Diagnosis of Oral Cancers: An Optical Perspective

Diagnosis of Oral Cancers: An Optical Perspective
Author(s):    Surya P. Singh; Arja M. Kullaa
Published:   2016
DOI:             10.1117/3.2235415
eISBN: 9781510601697
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This Spotlight presents a comprehensive review of recent developments in the field of optical spectroscopy toward an alternate method for oral cancer diagnosis. The first section of the book has details about incidence, etiology, and existing screening methods, and it ends with a short note on the limitations of current techniques, suggesting the need of alternative approaches. The second part discusses the applications of fluorescence, infrared, Raman, and diffuse-reflectance spectroscopic techniques in oral cancer diagnosis. A general overview of these methods along with a detailed literature review is presented. The book concludes with a short note on future applications from a clinical perspective.

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Cancer is a group of diseases characterized by uncontrolled growth and caused by external (tobacco, chemicals, radiation, and infectious organisms) as well as internal factors (inherited mutations, hormones, immune conditions, etc.). It is one of the most common causes of morbidity and mortality today, with more than 10 million new cases and more than 6 million deaths each year worldwide. More than 20 million people around the world live with a diagnosis of cancer, and more than half of these live in the developing countries. Cancer is responsible for about 20% and 10% of all deaths in high- and low-income countries, respectively. It is projected that by 2020 there will be 15 million new cancer cases and 10 million cancer deaths each year.

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