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Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 2009 August;144(4):433-9

OPTIMIZING MANAGEMENT ON NON-MELANOMA SKIN CANCERS 

Optimizing ALA-PDT in the management of non-melanoma skin cancer by fractionated illumination

De Vijlder H. C. 1, Middelburg T. 1, De Bruijn H. S. 2, Martino Neumann H. A. 1, Sterenborg H. C. J. M. 2, Robinson D. J. 1,2, De Haas E. R. M. 1

1 Department of Dermatology, Erasmus MC University Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2 Centre of Optical Diagnotics and Therapy (CODT), Department of Radiation Therapy, Erasmus MC University Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The aim of this review was to describe briefly the mechanism and history of photodynamic therapy (PDT). The achieved preclinical and clinical results in Rotterdam are discussed in the light of a search to optimize aminolevulinic acid-photodynamic therapy (ALA-PDT). As the incidence of skin cancer is rising, an optimized treatment in non-melanoma skin cancer is needed.

language: English


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