Effects of flavonoids on tongue squamous cell carcinoma. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Effects of flavonoids on tongue squamous cell carcinoma.
Cell Biol Int. 2019 Nov 23. Epub 2019 Nov 23. PMID: 31758641
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the tongue is associated with tobacco use, alcohol abuse, and human papilloma virus (HPV) infections. While clinical outcomes have recently improved for HPV-positive patients in general, 50% of patients suffering from tongue cancer die within 5 years of being diagnosed. Flavonoids are secondary plant metabolites with a wide range of biological activities including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer activities. Flavonoids have generated high interest as therapeutic agents owing to their low toxicity and their effects on a large variety of cancer cell types. In this literature review, we evaluate the actions of flavonoids on SCC of the tongue demonstrated in both in vivo and in vitro models. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.