Successful treatment of 7,12-dimethylbenz(a)anthracene-induced hamster buccal pouch precancerous lesions by topical 5-aminolevulinic acid-mediated photodynamic therapy.

BACKGROUND Our previous studies found that topical 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA)-mediated photodynamic therapy (ALA-PDT) with a light dose of 100 J/cm(2) is very effective for human oral precancerous lesions. METHODS In this study, 20 7,12-dimethylbenz(a)anthracene (DMBA)-induced hamster buccal pouch precancerous lesions were treated by topical ALA-PDT with… CONTINUE READING