Mansoura University, Egypt
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Title: Photodynamic therapy of cancer from bench to clinical application: Overview of 35 years’ experience
Biography: Mohamed El Far
Lecture will review our potential long term team experience over more than 35 years in this field. Presentation will address present current state of art of using PDT in the treatment of certain types of cancers, experimentally and clinically. It covers a variety of topics related to the uses, for the first time, natural photosensitizers as tumor localizers in PDT of certain types of tumors, bio-distribution and selective in vivo tumor localization of endogenous porphyrins induced and stimulated by 5-ALA as a developed technique in our laboratories and its clinical applications, synthesis and in vivo biological evaluation of some newly developed 5-ALA derivatives and porphyrins, the uses of not only laser in PDT of tumors but also halogen lamps as a source of light in tumor PDT, and our clinical application of PDT of tumors in Egypt.