Photodynamic Therapy in Non-Gastrointestinal Thoracic Malignancies
AbstractPhotodynamic therapy has a role in the management of early and late thoracic malignancies. It can be used to facilitate minimally-invasive treatment of early endobronchial tumours and also to palliate obstructive and bleeding effects of advanced endobronchial tumours. Photodynamic therapy has been used as a means of downsizing tumours to allow for resection, as well as reducing the extent of resection necessary. It has also been used successfully for minimally-invasive management of local recurrences, which is especially valuable for patients who are not eligible for radiation therapy. Photodynamic therapy has also shown promising results in mesothelioma and pleural-based metastatic disease. As new generation photosensitizers are being developed and tested and methodological issues continue to be addressed, the role of photodynamic therapy in thoracic malignancies continues to evolve. View Full-Text
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Kidane, B.; Hirpara, D.; Yasufuku, K. Photodynamic Therapy in Non-Gastrointestinal Thoracic Malignancies. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17, 135.
Kidane B, Hirpara D, Yasufuku K. Photodynamic Therapy in Non-Gastrointestinal Thoracic Malignancies. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2016; 17(1):135.Chicago/Turabian Style
Kidane, Biniam; Hirpara, Dhruvin; Yasufuku, Kazuhiro. 2016. "Photodynamic Therapy in Non-Gastrointestinal Thoracic Malignancies." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 17, no. 1: 135.
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