Photodynamic therapy of nonmelanoma skin cancer with topical hypericum perforatum extract--a pilot study.

@article{Kacerovsk2008PhotodynamicTO,
  title={Photodynamic therapy of nonmelanoma skin cancer with topical hypericum perforatum extract--a pilot study.},
  author={Denisa Kacerovsk{\'a} and Karel Pizinger and Filip Majer and Franti{\vs}ek {\vS}m{\'i}d},
  journal={Photochemistry and photobiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={84 3},
  pages={
          779-85
        }
}
Hypericin, the photoactive compound of Hypericum perforatum, is probably the most powerful photosensitizer found in nature. This compound has shown high potency in the photodynamic treatment of tumor cells. However, there is only limited knowledge regarding the photodynamic effect of hypericin on nonmelanoma skin cancer cells. The aim of this prospective study was to investigate the efficacy of photodynamic therapy with topical application of an extract of H. perforatum in actinic keratosis… CONTINUE READING
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