Emerging Value: The Chick Chorioallantoic Membrane (Cam) Model in Oral Carcinogenesis Research
Scanlon CS, Inglehart RC and D’Silva NJ*
Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Nisha J. D’Silva
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University of Michigan School of Dentistry
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Received Date: August 12, 2013; Accepted Date: August 20, 2013; Published Date: August 26, 2013
Citation: Scanlon CS, Inglehart RC, D’Silva NJ (2013) Emerging Value: The Chick Chorioallantoic Membrane (Cam) Model in Oral Carcinogenesis Research. J Carcinogene Mutagene S5:005 doi: 10.4172/2157-2518.S5-005
Copyright: © 2013 Scanlon CS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
New questions and technological advances in cancer research have led to renewed relevance for the chicken Chorioallantoic Membrane (CAM) model. The CAM model is a powerful tool to study early events of tumor progression of head and neck cancer. Several advantages of the CAM model over other in vivo models include its clinical relevance, cost effectiveness and the wide accessibility of chicken eggs. These benefits make the CAM model of cancer progression an attractive in vivo option for global oral cancer researchers.