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Photodiagnosis and photodynamic therapy of peritoneal metastasis of ovarian cancer

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Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-31
Number of pages16
JournalPHOTODIAGNOSIS AND PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012
Publication typeA2 Review article in a scientific journal

Abstract

Ovarian cancer is among the deadliest in women. Current treatment strategies fail to cure many patients owing to the difficulties of eradicating peritoneal implants frequently associated with this pathology. Photodynamic therapy represents a promising treatment as it offers many advantages over alternative strategies: diagnostic properties, specific targeting of abnormal cells, possibility to be combined with other therapies.

Keywords

  • 5-Aminolevulinic acid (ALA), Fluorescence detection, Laparoscopy, Ovarian cancer, Photodynamic therapy, Second look