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Cationic Dyes With Mitochondrial Specificity For Phototherapy Of Malignant Tumors
Author(s): Stephen K. Powers
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Paper Abstract

Photochemotherapy (PCT) is a form of cancer therapy that employs a drug called a photosensitizer, which binds to tumor and becomes cytotoxic by the absorption of radiant energy. In order for a photosensitizer to be clinically useful, it must be non-toxic to normal tissues, be selectively taken up and/or retained by malignant tissue, be activated by light that can penetrate deeply into both tumor and tumor involved normal tissues, and be photochemically efficient.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 February 1988
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 0847, New Directions in Photodynamic Therapy, (19 February 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.942693
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Stephen K. Powers, University of North Carolina (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0847:
New Directions in Photodynamic Therapy
Douglas C. Neckers, Editor(s)

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