Interstitial photodynamic therapy as salvage treatment for recurrent head and neck cancer

@article{Lou2004InterstitialPT,
  title={Interstitial photodynamic therapy as salvage treatment for recurrent head and neck cancer},
  author={P Lou and Hans Rolf J{\"a}ger and Lizzie Jones and Tamer Theodossy and S G Bown and Colin Hopper},
  journal={British Journal of Cancer},
  year={2004},
  volume={91},
  pages={441 - 446}
}
Interstitial photodynamic therapy (IPDT) is a technique for applying photodynamic therapy (PDT) to internal tumours using light delivered via fibres inserted percutaneously. This phase I–II study assessed the safety and efficacy of IPDT for patients with persistent or recurrent head and neck cancer unsuitable for further treatment with surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy, recruited for ‘last hope’ salvage treatment. Patients were sensitised with 0.15 mg kg−1 mTHPC (meso-tetrahydroxyphenyl… CONTINUE READING
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