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5 March 1993 Photodynamic therapy of advanced malignant tumors
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Proceedings Volume 1616, International Conference on Photodynamic Therapy and Laser Medicine; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.137013
Event: International Conference on Photodynamic Therapy and Laser Medicine, 1991, Beijing, China
Abstract
Forty patients with advanced tumors were treated by photodynamic therapy (PDT) from May 1991 to August 1991 in our hospital with age ranges from 30 to 81 years old. The pathological diagnosis shows that 13 had tumors in the colon, 3 in the stomach, 2 in the oesophageal, 2 in the palatum, 1 in the cervix, and 19 others with malignant cancers of the skin. The histology was as follows: squamous cell in 20, adenocarcinoma in 19, melanocarcinoma in 1. By TNM classification there were no cases of T1, 5 cases of T2, and 35 cases of T2 - T3. All patients were stage IV. The overall effective rate was 85%, our experience is that the PDT is suitable for the patients with advanced tumor, especially those whose tumor recurrences are hard to treat after conventional treatment (surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy). The PDT appears to be a new and promising possibility to treat advanced tumors and to improve the patients' survival rates.
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Lian-xing Wang, Lu-pin Dai, and Wen-qin Lu "Photodynamic therapy of advanced malignant tumors", Proc. SPIE 1616, International Conference on Photodynamic Therapy and Laser Medicine, (5 March 1993); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.137013
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