Porphyrin and Nonporphyrin Photosensitizers in Oncology: Preclinical and Clinical Advances in Photodynamic Therapy

@article{OConnor2009PorphyrinAN,
  title={Porphyrin and Nonporphyrin Photosensitizers in Oncology: Preclinical and Clinical Advances in Photodynamic Therapy},
  author={Aisling E. O'Connor and William M. Gallagher and Annette T. Byrne},
  journal={Photochemistry and Photobiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={85}
}
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is now a well‐recognized modality for the treatment of cancer. While PDT has developed progressively over the last century, great advances have been observed in the field in recent years. The concept of dual selectivity of PDT agents is now widely accepted due to the relative specificity and selectivity of PDT along with the absence of harmful side effects often encountered with chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Traditionally, porphyrin‐based photosensitizers have… 

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