European Journal of Dermatology


In vivo fluorescence kinetics and photodynamic therapy efficacy of d-aminolevulinic acid-induced porphyrins in basal cell carcinomas and actinic keratoses; implications for optimization of photodynamic therapy Volume 10, numéro 5, July - August 2000

Department of Dermatology, Heraklion University General Hospital, Heraklion 71110, Crete, Greece.
  • Page(s) : 351-6
  • Année de parution : 2000

In recent years several innovative therapies of cancer have been under investigation. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a new, promising treatment modality for malignancies, with potentially high effectiveness and low morbidity. Photodynamic therapy refers to light activation of a tumor-localizing photosensitizer to generate highly reactive oxygen intermediates, causing tissue injury and necrosis by oxidizing essential cellular components. [...]