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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.
Bright light therapy, see there.
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.
photochemotherapyExtracorporeal 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
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.