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Perfluorochemicals and Photodynamic Therapy in Mice

  • M. C. Berenbaum
  • S. L. Akande
  • F. H. Armstrong
  • P. K. Bentley
  • R. Bonnett
  • R. D. White
  • K. C. Lowe
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 277)

Abstract

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is currently being evaluated for the treatment of tumours in man. It depends on the use of tumour-localising porphyrins that are activated by visible light to produce tumour destruction (Fingar et al., 1988). PDT is oxygen dependent and recent attention has focussed on strategies for improving tumour oxygenation and thereby increasing the effectiveness of PDT.

Keywords

Photodynamic Therapy Evans Blue Copper Vapour Laser Tumour Oxygenation Advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. C. Berenbaum
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • S. L. Akande
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • F. H. Armstrong
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • P. K. Bentley
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • R. Bonnett
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • R. D. White
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • K. C. Lowe
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. PathologySt. Mary’s Hospital Medical SchoolLondonUK
  2. 2.Dept. ZoologyUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUK
  3. 3.Dept. ChemistryQueen Mary CollegeLondonUK

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