General Consideration of Laser Treatment of Cancer in Man

Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research / Fortschritte der Krebsforschung / Progrès dans les recherches sur le cancer book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 4)


It is obvious that laser instrumentation must be modified to make it more flexible for cancer therapy. Outputs must remain constant and measures should be provided for constant monitoring of each output. The low energy output laser will continue to be used for experimental work in animals, in some melanomas of man and often in the field of laser neurosurgery. But in the clinical research field in cancer, high energy outputs will be needed. Recent developments in the production of high output flexible ruby and neodymium laser operating room equipment and in the production of high transmission curved tapered quartz rods are encouraging. Laser technology must provide effective, reliable and safe instrumentation. It has been remarked before that those in laser technology who have responsibilities usually are not as interested in the biomedical applications. Continued progress of laser cancer research and demonstration of value will assure continued interest and development of laser surgery.


Electron Spin Resonance Laser Treatment Laser Surgery Silver Plate Inaccessible Area 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1966

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of DermatologyCollege of Medicine University of CincinnatiUSA
  2. 2.Children’s Hospital Research FoundationMedical Center University of CincinnatiUSA

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