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Photodynamic therapy (PDT) utilizing PhotofrinR for treatment of early esophageal cancer
Author(s): Bergein F. Overholt; Masoud Panjehpour; Elmeria Teffeteller; S. Mark Rose
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Paper Abstract

Four lesions of early carcinoma of the esophagus found during endoscopic biopsies in three patients were treated with photodynamic therapy. Follow-up biopsies over 9 - 24 months remain negative for carcinoma. Endoscopic ultrasonography is essential for proper staging and treatment planning for these patients. Photodynamic therapy may provide an alternative to surgical resection for early esophageal carcinoma or severe dysplasia in Barrett's esophagus.

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Date Published: 18 June 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1881, Optical Methods for Tumor Treatment and Detection: Mechanisms and Techniques in Photodynamic Therapy II, (18 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.146328
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Bergein F. Overholt, Thompson Cancer Survival Ctr. (United States)
Masoud Panjehpour, Thompson Cancer Survival Ctr. (United States)
Elmeria Teffeteller, Thompson Cancer Survival Ctr. (United States)
S. Mark Rose, Thompson Cancer Survival Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1881:
Optical Methods for Tumor Treatment and Detection: Mechanisms and Techniques in Photodynamic Therapy II
Thomas J. Dougherty, Editor(s)

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