Photodynamic therapy has been used in the management of early lung cancer since the 1980s. It appears to be effective as a curative therapy for superficial squamous cell carcinomas and as palliative therapy in obstructive cancers of the tracheobronchial tree. New photosensitizers that have a deeper penetration and less photosensitivity are needed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Current opinion in pulmonary medicine|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine