The object of this Ciba Foundation symposium was to bring together chemists, biologists, and clinicians to discuss the current status of photochemical therapies.
The Ciba Foundation is an international scientific and educational charity which exists to promote internationalco-operation in biological, medical and chemical research. It organizes about eight international multidisciplinary symposia each year on topics that seem ready for discussion by a small group of research workers. These are the proceedings of a symposium held at the Ciba Foundation in London during March 1989. The topic, photosensitizing compounds, was proposed by Professor Raymond Bonnett. The papers presented cover various aspects of these compounds, their behaviour and their uses.
Table of Contents
Partial table of contents:
What Are the Ideal Photoproperties for a
(A. MacRobert, et al.).
Porphyrins as Photosensitizers (R. Bonnett
& M. Berenbaum).
In Vivo Transport and Pharmacokinetic
Behavior to Tumor Photosensitizers (G.
Tissue Localization of Photosensitizers and
the Mechanism of Photodynamic Tissue
Destruction (B. Henderson & D. Bellnier).
Effects of Porphyrins on Skin (H. Lim).
Photosensitizing Compounds in the Treatment
of Psoriasis (H. H igsmann, et al.).
Photodynamic Therapy of Early-Stage Lung
Cancer (H. Kato, et al.).
Long-Term Experience with Integral
Photodynamic Therapy of TIS Bladder
Carcinoma (D. Jocham, et al.).
Photoradiation Therapy of Brain Tumors (A.
Index of Contributors.