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Photodynamic Therapy Mediated by Fullerenes and their Derivatives

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F. F. Sperandio
F. F. Sperandio
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A. Gupta
A. Gupta
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M. Wang
M. Wang
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R. Chandran
R. Chandran
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M. Sadasivam
M. Sadasivam
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Y.-Y. Huang
Y.-Y. Huang
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L. Y. Chiang
L. Y. Chiang
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M. R. Hamblin
M. R. Hamblin
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ISBN:
9780791860083
No. of Pages:
60
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2013

PDT may also be used as a non-invasive treatment for various types of tumors [117]. Actually, fullerene-mediated PDT performed with a long incubation time can kill multiple types of cancer cells including head and neck, breast and esophageal cancer that respond poorly to alternative cancer therapies [118].

5.1 Photodynamic therapy of cancer cells
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