A rat pain model of facial cancer.

  title={A rat pain model of facial cancer.},
  author={Kentaro Ono and Nozomu Harano and Kiyotoshi Inenaga and Osamu Nakanishi},
  journal={Methods in molecular biology},
Cancer pain is a very severe problem for patients with advanced or terminal cancer. However, the induction mechanism remains unknown. Orofacial cancer patients often report difficulties in eating and swallowing, different from patients with cancer in other regions. Although several cancer pain animal models have been reported, these models have focused on the sciatic nerve areas. To understand the mechanisms of pain associated with orofacial cancer, we recently created a rat facial cancer model… CONTINUE READING