Endoscopic Photodynamic Therapy: Clinical Aspects

  • P. Spinelli
  • M. Dal Fante
  • A. Mancini
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 252)


Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a selective, experimental treatment for solid tumors. PDT consists of the activation of a photosensitizing agent by light. The photodynamic reaction induced by light causes damage to the tissue containing the photosensitizer in the presence of oxygen.


Early Gastric Cancer Photodynamic Therapy Colorectal Adenoma Light Dose Hematoporphyrin Derivative 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Spinelli
    • 1
  • M. Dal Fante
    • 1
  • A. Mancini
    • 1
  1. 1.Endoscopic DepartmentNational Cancer InstituteMilanItaly

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