CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Eur J Dent 2013; 07(02): 246-250
DOI: 10.4103/1305-7456.110198
Review Article
Dental Investigation Society

Chemoprevention of premalignant and malignant lesions of oral cavity: Recent trends

Ashish S. Bodhade
1   Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, VSPM′S Dental College and Research Center, Digdoh Hills, Hingana Road, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Alka M. Dive
1   Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, VSPM′S Dental College and Research Center, Digdoh Hills, Hingana Road, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
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Publication Date:
25 September 2019 (online)


The word chemoprevention includes prevention of initiation, promotion, and progression of carcinogenesis to cancer. This article is an attempt to review the dietary chemopreventive agents and their mode of action in chemoprevention of oral premalignant lesions and oral cancer using a systematic approach. Selected chemoprevention trials are discussed with a focus on strategies of trial design and clinical outcome. Future in the field of chemoprevention will be more promising than the recently available therapeutic alternatives.


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