Photodynamic therapy (PDT): The main principles and mechanism of action

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The effect of photodynamic therapy is based on local activation of the photosensitizer in the tissue by the infrared radiation that leads to photochemical reaction and tumor cells destruction. The clinical experience of using PDT demonstrates it’s efficacy. However, despite of 40-years history of this method, not all its benefits are researched

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Margarita Nikolayevna Slesarevskaya

St.-Petersburg State I. P. Pavlov Medical University

Email: mns-1971@yandex.ru
candidate of medical science, department of urology

Arkadiy Viktorovich Sokolov

St.-Petersburg State I. P. Pavlov Medical University

Email: mns-1971@yandex.ru

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