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Details for Patent: 5,211,938
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Summary for Patent: 5,211,938
|Title:|| Method of detection of malignant and non-malignant lesions by photochemotherapy of protoporphyrin IX percursors|
|Abstract:||A method of detecting and treating malignant and nonmalignant tissue abnormalities and lesions of the skin, conjunctives, respiratory, digestive and vaginal mucosa; endometrium and urothelium in which 5-aminolevulinic acid is administered to the patient in an amount sufficient to induce synthesis of protoporphyrin IX in the lesions, followed by exposure of the treated lesion to a photoactivating light in the range 350-640 nm.|
|Inventor(s):|| Kennedy; James C. (Kingston, CA), Pottier; Roy H. (Kingston, CA), Reid; Robert L. (Kingston, CA) |
|Assignee:|| Queen's University at Kingston (Kingston, CA) |
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