Protective Effects of Beta-Carotene Against Psoralen Phototoxicity: Relevance to Protection Against Carcinogenesis

  • Andrija Kornhauser
  • Wayne Wamer
  • Albert GilesJr.
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 39)


Improvement in prevention and therapy of various types of cancers represents the major challenge in modern medicine. Surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy result in temporary or sometimes complete remission only in a certain percentage of cancer patients. Immunotherapy, although promising, is still in an experimental stage. Increasingly, emphasis has therefore focused on the prevention of cancer formation. One of the ways to achieve this goal is to design and administer agents that modulate the process of carcinogenesis.


Triplet State Control Diet Activate Oxygen Species Mycosis Fungoides Fractional Response 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrija Kornhauser
    • 1
  • Wayne Wamer
    • 1
  • Albert GilesJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of ToxicologyFood and Drug AdministrationUSA

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