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Hematoporphyrin-derivative and photoradiation therapy of malignant tumors.

Authors
  • McCaughan, J S Jr
  • Guy, J T
  • Hawley, P
  • Hicks, W
  • Inglis, W
  • Laufman, L
  • May, E
  • Nims, T A
  • Sherman, R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Lasers in surgery and medicine
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1983
Volume
3
Issue
3
Pages
199–209
Identifiers
PMID: 6668975
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Kodak projectors with #2418 red Corning filters were used as a light source to treat cutaneous and subcutaneous malignancies in five patients who previously had been given hematoporphyrin derivative (HpD). An argon dye laser system was used to treat malignancies in patients who also were given the HpD. These tumors included 11 melanomas of the eye, three carcinomas of the esophagus, one melanoma of the esophagus, four carcinomas of the lung, three basal cell skin cancers, and one retropharyngeal metastatic oral cancer. Clinical results and technical problems of this therapy are discussed.

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