Photodynamic therapy (PDT), an experimental treatment of localized malignant disease, consists of two steps: (1) the systemic administration of a photosensitizer which is preferentially retained in tumors and (2) the delivery of light, which, when absorbed by the photosensitizer, initiates chemical reaction resulting in cell necrosis and tumor destruction.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

PDF Article
More Like This
Photodynamic Therapy for Treatment of Cancer

Thomas J. Dougherty
FB1 International Quantum Electronics Conference (IQEC) 1984

Photodynamic, therapy, an overview

Tayyaba Hasan
CFK5 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) 1995

Metronomic Photodynamic Therapy (mPDT) for Intracranial Neoplasm: Physiological, Biological and dosimetry considerations.

Stuart Bisland, Lothar Lilge, Annie Lin, and Brian C. Wilson
5142_9 European Conference on Biomedical Optics (ECBO) 2003