Encyclopedia of Cancer

2009 Edition
| Editors: Manfred Schwab

Photofrin

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-47648-1_4555

Definition

Synonym porfimer sodium; Is the trade name of hematoporphyrin derivatives. It is used as a photosensitizer in  photodynamic therapy and fluorescent diagnosis due to its photochemical and fluorescent properties.

 Photodynamic Therapy

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