Porphyrin and phthalocyanine photosensitizers as PDT Agents: a new modality for the treatment of melanoma

  • Swavey S
  • Tran M
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Abstract

A review. This article investigates the use of porphyrin and phthalocyanine photosensitizers as PDT agents for the treatment of melanoma. Melanoma is a malignant tumor that originates in the melanocytes. Melanocytes are found randomly throughout the basal cells and are found in the deepest portions of the epidermis. [on SciFinder(R)]

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Authors

  • Shawn Swavey

  • Matthew Tran

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