Palliative laser therapy for recurrent head and neck cancer: a Phase II clinical study.

@article{Paiva1998PalliativeLT,
  title={Palliative laser therapy for recurrent head and neck cancer: a Phase II clinical study.},
  author={Marcos B. Paiva and Keith E. Blackwell and Romaine E. Saxton and Thomas C. Calcaterra and Paul H. Ward and Jacques Soudant and Dan J. Castro},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={1998},
  volume={108 9},
  pages={1277-83}
}
OBJECTIVES Laser therapy is becoming a more precise, minimally invasive alternative for tumor ablation. Recent reports confirm successful palliation of pain and functional disabilities in patients with advanced deep carcinoma of the head and neck using interstitial laser phototherapy (ILT). STUDY DESIGN, PATIENTS, AND METHODS The current study describes an ongoing Phase II trial of neodymium/yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd:YAG) laser therapy for palliation of advanced head and neck cancer. A… CONTINUE READING