Photodynamic therapy of cerebral glioma - a review. Part II - clinical studies.

  title={Photodynamic therapy of cerebral glioma - a review. Part II - clinical studies.},
  author={Stanley S. Stylli and Andrew H. Kaye},
  journal={Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia},
  volume={13 7},
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a binary treatment modality that has been used to treat malignant brain tumours for 25 years. The treatment involves the selective uptake of a photosensitizer (PS) by the tumour cells followed by irradiation of the tumour with light of the appropriate wavelength to excite and activate the PS resulting in selective tumour destruction and is a potentially valuable adjunct to surgical excision and other conventional therapies. PDT has undergone extensive laboratory… CONTINUE READING
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