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J Photochem Photobiol B. 1998 Feb;42(2):96-9.

Photodynamic therapy for lung cancer--a review of 19 years' experience.

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Department of Surgery, Tokyo Medical College, Japan.


This paper reviews studies of photodynamic therapy for the treatment of lung cancer in Japan, carried out since 1978. Photodynamic therapy has been applied clinically to both early and advanced stages of lung cancer and in combination with surgery. It can preserve pulmonary function, is well tolerated and is cost-effective in comparison with other treatments.

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