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… Show more
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