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Thérapie photodynamique et cancer de la prostate

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Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)85-92
Number of pages8
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011
Publication typeA2 Review article in a scientific journal


Purpose: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an innovative therapeutic modality in urologic oncology. Material and methods: We reviewed the current literature on principles and modalities of PDT in prostatic oncology. Results: Focal therapy of prostate cancer is an application field of PDT. Clinical phase II studies are ongoing to determine PDT efficacy and safety in this indication. PDT as salvage treatment after prostatic radiotherapy has been tested. Carcinologic results were promising but important side effects were reported. Individual dosimetric planification is necessary to avoid this toxicity. Conclusion: PDT first clinical experience for prostate cancer has showed its technical feasibility. Several research ways are currently in study to improve carcinologic efficacy and to limit potential side effects.

ASJC Scopus subject areas


  • Cancer, Photodynamic therapy, Prostate