June 4, 2020

Update from Dr Elaine Emmerson, on her long term research aiming to restore salivary gland function and bring relief to sufferers of ‘dry mouth’

Radiotherapy is a life-saving treatment for those with cancer and the majority of those with head and neck cancer will receive radiotherapy. Although radiotherapy mostly succeeds in treating the cancer, a severe side-effect is damage to healthy tissue. Cells which produce saliva can be destroyed, leading to chronic dry mouth (termed xerostomia), resulting in many

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