The potential role of photodynamic therapy in the treatment of malignant melanoma--an in vitro study.

@article{Choromanska2012ThePR,
  title={The potential role of photodynamic therapy in the treatment of malignant melanoma--an in vitro study.},
  author={Anna Choromanska and Jolanta Saczko and Julita Kulbacka and Nina Skolucka and Michał Majkowski},
  journal={Advances in clinical and experimental medicine : official organ Wroclaw Medical University},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={179-85}
}
BACKGROUND Melanoma is the most severe of skin neoplasms as it may grow rapidly and metastasize. The application of photodynamic therapy (PDT) opens up new prospects in the treatment of this tumor. Numerous studies suggest that the exposure of tumor cells to PDT can lead to cellular and molecular mechanisms which mediate oxidative stress in cells. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate in vitro the influence of photodynamic therapy on the human melanoma Me45 cell line. MATERIAL… CONTINUE READING