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Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)

Photodynamic Therapy Increases Survival in Stage IIIB NSCLC (Medscape)
Preliminary results of a Phase II study presented at the November 2002 CHEST conference indicated that photodynamic therapy combined with standard chemotherapy and surgical resection may extend survival of patients with stage IIIB NSCLC. Registration required for free access to Medscape. [11/02]

Role of Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) in Patients with NSCLC (Cancer Care Ontario Practice Guideline Initiative)
Evidence summary addresses the role of PDT in the management of early stage lung cancer and in the palliation of patients with symptomatic, locally advanced lung cancer. Aimed at physicians. [10/02]

PDT Improves QOL in Lung Cancer Patients Who Have Endobronchial Obstruction (
v. 7, no. 7 Oncology News (July 1998)
Reports on two studies that found PDT a simple and effective alternative to standard techniques for palliative debridement of endobronchial obstructions in lung cancer patients. Registration required for free access to [7/98]

Photodynamic Therapy for Cancer: Questions & Answers (National Cancer Institute)
Explains the use of photodynamic therapy in treating cancer and answers commonly-asked questions. [5/04]

Information for Patients: Photodynamic Therapy of Lung Cancer (Oregon Medical Laser Center)
Provides an overview of photodynamic therapy for lung cancer. Discusses the advantages, disadvantages, limitations, side effects of PDT. [1999]

Photodynamic Therapy - Recent MEDLINE Abstracts (PubMed)


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