volume 2, issue 1, P77-88 2021
DOI: 10.21608/dsu.2021.32548.1040
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Randa El-sherbiny, Magda Hassan, Wafaa El-Hossary, Mona Shata

Abstract: Introduction: Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) shows unsatisfied survival rate which remains not changed over the last years. Thymoquinone (TQ) is a phytochemical, and many studies proved its promising therapeutic effect against OSCC. Gold nanorod (GNR) is a photothermal agent, has an efficient near-infrared heat conversion and induces ablation of solid tumors. The combination of photothermal therapy (PTT) and chemotherapy can enhance synergistic effects that markedly exceed the sum of individual treatments…

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