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Novel Approaches in Cancer Study

Combined Photodynamic and Radiotherapy Synergistic Effect in Cancer Treatment

  • Open or Close Fatma Yurt* and Ayça Tunçel

    Department of Nuclear Applications, Ege University, Institute of Nuclear Science, Turkey

    *Corresponding author: Fatma Yurt, Department of Nuclear Applications, Institute of Nuclear Science, Ege University, Bornova, 35100, Izmir, Turkey

Submission: January 10, 2018; Published: February 15, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/NACS.2018.01.000506

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This review aims to increase the success rate in the treatment of cancer when both photodynamic therapy and radiotherapy are used together as a combined therapy and it is aimed to inform this direction.

Keywords: Photodynamic therapy; Cancer; Radiotherapy

Abbreviations: PS: Photosensitizer; PDT: Photodynamic therapy; ROS: Reactive Single Oxygen;UV: Ultraviolet; FRET: Fluorescence Resonance Energy; CT: Chemotherapy; IT: Immunotherapy; RT: Radiotherapy; SPECT: Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography; PET: Positron Emission Tomography

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