Photodynamic Therapy

From Theory to Application

  • Mahmoud H. Abdel-Kader

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. History

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Mahmoud H. Abdel-Kader
      Pages 3-22
  3. Theory and Mechanism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Barbara Krammer, Thomas Verwanger
      Pages 59-66
  4. Methods and Instrumentation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Rudolf Steiner
      Pages 69-91
    3. Kristian Berg, Anette Weyergang, Marie Vikdal, Ole-Jacob Norum, Pål Kristian Selbo
      Pages 119-127
  5. Oncological Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Carsten M. Philipp
      Pages 131-163
    3. Keyvan Moghissi, Ron R. Allison
      Pages 185-212
    4. Patrycja Nowak-Sliwinska, Michel Sickenberg, Hubert van den Bergh
      Pages 213-233
  6. Non-Oncological Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Clara Fabris, Marina Soncin, Monica Camerin, Furio Corsi, Ilaria Cattin, Fabrizio Cardin et al.
      Pages 255-267
    3. Mahmoud H. Abdel-Kader, Tarek A. Eltayeb
      Pages 269-291
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 293-312

About this book


Photodynamic Therapy: From Theory to Application brings attention to an exceptional treatment strategy, which until now has not achieved the recognition and breadth of applications it deserves. The authors, all experts and pioneers in their field, discuss the history and basic principles of PDT, as well as the fundamentals of the theory, methods, and instrumentation of clinical diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Non-oncological applications such as the use of PDT in control of parasites and noxious insects are also discussed. This book serves as a standard reference for researchers and students at all levels, clinical specialists interested in the topic and those in industry exploring new areas for development. A comprehensive exposition of both the theory and application of PDT, this book fills the gaps in the current literature by bringing together both basic understanding of the process of PDT and an expanded vision of its applications.


Anti-Microbial PDT Clinical PDT Molecular Degeneration Molecular Imaging Film PDT Photochemical Internalization Photodynamic Application Photodynamic Control Photodynamic Diagnosis

Editors and affiliations

  • Mahmoud H. Abdel-Kader
    • 1
  1. 1.German University of CairoNew Cairo CityEgypt

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-39628-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-39629-8
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