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The photodynamic therapy (PDT) for facial squamous cell carcinoma in cats

Our colleague, Dr. Irene Flickinger, has recently published a paper about the photodynamic therapy against the squamous cell carcinoma.

Evaluation of long-term outcome and prognostic factors of feline squamous cell carcinomas treated with photodynamic therapy using liposomal phosphorylated metatetra(hydroxylphenyl)chlorine. 

Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery (2018) Flickinger I, Gasymova E, Dietiker-Moretti S, Tichy A, Rohrer Bley C.

The photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a not-invasive treatment modality for skin tumours, in particular for those occurring on the head of the cat. The PDT involves the use of a special photosensitizer, which makes cancer cells light sensitive. The irradiation with visible light produces oxygen molecules, which destroy the tumour. Most of the time it is possible to achieve a long-term control of the tumour or even cure it.

Congratulation on the publication!  

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