photochemotherapy


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photochemotherapy

 [fo″to-ke″mo-ther´ah-pe]
treatment by means of drugs (such as methoxsalen) that react to ultraviolet radiation or sunlight.

pho·to·ra·di·a·tion

(fō'tō-rā'dē-ā'shŭn),
Treatment of cancer by intravenous injection of a photosensitizing agent, such as hematoporphyrin, followed by exposure to visible light of superficial tumors or of deep tumors by a fiberoptic probe.

phototherapy

Mainstream medicine
Bright light therapy, see there.

Experimental oncology
A therapy in which various conditions (colorectal cancer, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, head and neck cancer, Kaposi sarcoma, psoriasis, skin cancer) are treated by light after previous administration of the agent haemoporphyrin.

photochemotherapy

Extracorporeal photochemotherapy, photopheresis, phototherapy Oncology A therapy in which a photosensitizer–eg, a hematoporphyrin derivative, is administered, post light exposure; PCT is used to eradicate, or ↓ size of superficial transitional cell carcinomas of the urinary bladder, systemic sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases

pho·to·ra·di·a·tion

(fō'tō-rā'dē-ā'shŭn)
Treatment of cancer by intravenous injection of a photosensitizing agent (e.g., hematoporphyrin), followed by exposure to visible light of superficial tumors or of deep tumors by a fiberoptic probe.
Synonym(s): photochemotherapy.
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Extracorporeal photochemotherapy in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.
Bordin et al., "4'-Methylangelicins: new potential agents for the photochemotherapy of psoriasis," Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, vol.
The standard therapeutic modality involved systemic antibiotic therapy, methotrexate, phototherapy and photochemotherapy. Local keratinolytic therapy, corticosteroid preparations, ditranol and emollients were also applied.
Fitzpatrick, "The evolution of photochemotherapy with psoralens and UVA (PUVA): 2000 BC to 1992 AD," Photodermatology, Photoimmunology and Photomedecin, vol.
Light therapy for the condition can be as simple as exposure to sunlight, and progress to UVB phototherapy, narrowband UVB therapy, a combination treatment of UVB and coal tar, photochemotherapy or psoralen plus ultraviolet A, Excimer laser, pulsed dye laser and combination light therapy.
Study with the aid of audio tapes adjunct to phototherapy (UVB) and photochemotherapy (PUVA)--Kabat-Zinn et al., 1998
In the present report, we investigated the cytotoxic effect of [beta]-Lapachone in combination with PDT using ME-ALA as PSs (ME-ALA/PDT) versus phytochemotherapy or photochemotherapy alone for treatment of human breast cancer MCF-7c3 cells.
Influence of a mindfulness meditation-based stress reduction intervention on rates of skin clearing in patients with moderate to severe psoriasis undergoing phototherapy (UVB) and photochemotherapy (PUVA) Psychosom Med 1998;60:625-32 .
Influence on mindfulness meditationbased stress reduction intervention on rates of skin clearing patients with moderate to severe psoriasis undergoing phototherapy (UVB) and photochemotherapy (PUVA).
Conventional phototherapy with broadband UV-B and photochemotherapy (psoralen-UV-A [PUVA]) are very efficient and widely used treatment modalities for psoriasis.
Topical treatments Topical steroids Intralesional steroid injections Topical contact sensitizers Anthralin Minoxidil Topical retinoids Tacrolimus Systemic treatments Systemic corticosteroids Sulfasalazine Azathioprine Methotrexate Oral zinc sulphate Photo-and photochemotherapy PUVA NBUVB Excimer laser Miscellaneous and Non-pharmacological treatment Dermatography, wigs Hypnotherapy etc Topical treatment options