Photoradiation therapy for the treatment of malignant tumors.

  title={Photoradiation therapy for the treatment of malignant tumors.},
  author={T J Dougherty and J E Kaufman and A Goldfarb and K R Weishaupt and D Boyle and A Mittleman},
  journal={Cancer research},
  volume={38 8},
  • T J Dougherty, J E Kaufman, +3 authors A Mittleman
  • Published 1978 in Cancer research
Administration of hematoporphyrin derivative i.v. followed by local exposure to red light has resulted in complete or partial response in 111 of 113 cutaneous or s.c. malignant lesions. Tumors treated have included carcinomas of the breast, colon, prostate, squamous cell, basal cell, and endometrium; malignant melanoma; mycosis fungoides; chondrosarcoma; and angiosarcoma. No type has been found to be unresponsive. In several cases complete clearing of chest wall metastatis has been achieved in… CONTINUE READING
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