Photodynamic therapy in head and neck cancer.

Merrill A Biel

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Photodynamic therapy is a nonsurgical, minimally invasive technique that uses a light source to activate light-sensitive drugs or photosensitizers to treat cancer and other diseases. The effect on living organisms caused by light in the presence of a photosensitizer and oxygen is known as the photodynamic effect or photodynamic action.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-96
Number of pages10
JournalCurrent Oncology Reports
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2002


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