LEDs treat important radiotherapy side effects
The rise in aging population coupled with early cancer detection and treatment will result in many people living for years with cancer requiring potentially recurring treatments. Oral mucositis and radiodermatitis are serious side effects of radiotherapy. Until recently, treatment for these side-effects was mostly palliative. In the last decade, photobiomodulation using lasers has been used with some success. However, new research suggests that high-intensity laser light is not required. The EU-funded CareMin650 project has created a light-emitting diode (LED)-based phototherapy device by the same name. It has been validated in patients and shown to be safe and effective. Now it will be headed to market.
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Funding SchemeSME - SME instrument
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