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Stephen G. Bown

“It is an ongoing struggle to establish photodynamic therapy [PDT] as a mainstream therapeutic option,” declared Stephen G. Bown, MD, FRCP, Director of the National Medical Laser Centre and Professor of Laser Medicine and Surgery at University

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Francisco Civantos

, these mainstream approaches may be associated with considerable complications. 1 Therefore, novel effective alternatives that reduce long-term morbidity without compromising future treatment options, such as photodynamic therapy (PDT), may play an

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Patrick Ross Jr

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is not just a palliative treatment,” declared Patrick Ross, Jr, MD, PhD, Director, Division of Thoracic Surgery, The Ohio State University (OSU), Columbus, Ohio. “The real bang for the buck with PDT has got to be

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Harubumi Kato

Medical University, Japan. As a thoracic surgeon with more than 30 years of experience in photodynamic medicine, he believes that early-stage lung tumors can be completely treated with local noninvasive endoscopic treatments such as photodynamic therapy

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Michel Kahaleh

Bile duct transmission is the keynote feature of photodynamic therapy (PDT) and is unique to the gastrointestinal tract, declared Michel Kahaleh, MD, Chief of Endoscopy at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. Its ability to reach

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Sari M. Fien and Allan R. Oseroff

This work was supported in part by NCI grants P01CA55791 and P30CA16056. References 1. Dougherty TJ Gomer CJ Henderson BW . Photodynamic therapy . J Natl Cancer Inst 1998 ; 90 : 889 – 905 . 2. Henderson BW

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Sandra O. Gollnick

“We can use photodynamic therapy [PDT] to cure a lot of primary tumors, but what about its ability to enhance antitumor immunity?” This question was explored in detail by Sandra O. Gollnick, PhD, of the PDT Center, Department of Cell Stress

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Stan Brown

“A huge number of papers now in the literature show that it is very easy to kill microorganisms in vitro with photodynamic therapy [PDT],” announced Stan Brown, PhD, Director of the Centre for Photobiology and PDT and Professor of Biochemistry at

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Gary S. Rogers

With photodynamic therapy (PDT), clinicians often forget that it is not just the drug and the light that are important but also how tissue oxygen is managed, stated Gary S. Rogers, MD, Director, Dermatologic Surgery & Oncology, Tufts University

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Charles J. Gomer

“We may want to rethink using photodynamic therapy [PDT] not as a single modality but in a multimodality approach,” declared Charles J. Gomer, PhD, Professor, Cancer Biology and Pediatrics at The Saban Research Institute, Children’s Hospital. Los