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Venoms and Oral Cancer: A Mini-review

Gargi Sarode, Urmi Ghone, Pranali Dhirawani, Maithili Manohar, Sachin Sarode, Namrata Sengupta, Sourav Sudrania

Keywords : Animal venoms, Bioactive compounds, Conventional cancer therapies, Natural derivatives, Oral cancer, OSCC

Citation Information : Sarode G, Ghone U, Dhirawani P, Manohar M, Sarode S, Sengupta N, Sudrania S. Venoms and Oral Cancer: A Mini-review. World J Dent 2022; 13 (3):294-299.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10015-2041

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 11-04-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is one of the most common malignancies in the world. The commonly employed treatment plan for OSCC is surgery followed by radiotherapy or chemotherapy or both. These conventional therapies are widely accepted but they have certain side effects and perilous consequences. The main drawback of these treatment regimes is nonspecific cell death. Recent advances in oral cancer therapies have shown that some natural compounds, especially animal venoms, offer potentially effective anticancer and cancer-preventive properties. To overcome the harmful effects of conventional therapies, these natural products can be considered as promising safe substitutes for the currently used regimes. This article discusses various potential bioactive animal venoms studied for OSCC therapy. Further extensive research in this field will open new gateways in OSCC therapeutic options.

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