Hematoporphyrin Derivative Photoradiation Therapy of Endobronchial Lung Cancer

  • Daniel R. Doiron
  • Oscar J. Balchum


Hematoporphyrin derivative (HpD) photoradiation therapy (PRT) has been reported as an effective treatment for a variety of tumors (1,2). This technique relys on the tumor localizing and photosensitization potential of HpD to selectively destroy tumors.


Cylindrical Surface Point Insertion Large Cell Carcinoma Light Diffusion Light Dosage 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel R. Doiron
    • 1
  • Oscar J. Balchum
    • 1
  1. 1.School of MedicineUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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