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PDT, Customized Protocols Team Up for Enhanced Clinical Translation

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CRISTINA KURACHI, SÃO CARLOS INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS, UNIVERSITY OF SÃO PAULO

Photodynamic therapy is a powerful technique in the local, selective treatment of cancer and infectious diseases, but customized optical device protocols must be added to the mix for major clinical translation. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a robust treatment procedure that can be designated to treat some types of cancer, as well as infectious diseases and other tissue disorders. It involves the use of a photosensitizer — a chemical compound that is activated by light — which results in the production of reactive species (mainly singlet oxygen) and further induction of cell...Read full article

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