Hematoporphyrin derivative for detection and management of cancer

@article{Lipson1967HematoporphyrinDF,
  title={Hematoporphyrin derivative for detection and management of cancer},
  author={Richard L. Lipson and Edward J. Baldes and Mary Jane Gray},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1967},
  volume={20}
}
Hematoporphyrin derivative has been evaluated as a means of detecting malignancy in 121 patients suspected of having cancer. Areas examined included the cervix, vagina, tracheobronchial tree, esophagus, peritoneum and rectum. Dysplastic and neoplastic tissue was identified by red fluorescence whereas nonneoplastic tissue appeared grayish white to black. Thirty‐three of 35 primary malignancies of the cervix and vagina were detected by fluorescence. The technique was especially helpful for the… 

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