Light-Based Therapy Shows Promise in Treating Mucositis in Pediatric Cancer Patients

A new light-based device for wound healing is showing excellent early results in the treatment of mucositis in pediatric cancer patients.1 The therapy, referred to as photobiomodulation, uses low-level lasers in the near-infrared range to stimulate and promote wound healing and regeneration. The device is being studied in the prevention and treatment of mucositis in pediatric cancer patients at WVU Medicine in Morgantown, West Virginia, and other centers in the United States.

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