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Summary for Patent: 5,422,093

Title: Photochemotherapeutic method using 5-aminolevulinic acid and precursors thereof
Abstract:A method of detecting and treating malignant and non-malignant tissue abnormalities and lesions of the skin; conjunctiva; respiratory, digestive and vaginal mucosa; endometrium and urothelium; and for ablating the endometrial tissue and treating body fluids, including blood containing suspended abnormal cells, and for treating cancers of the nervous system in which 5-aminolevulinic acid or precursor thereof is administered to the patient in an amount sufficient to induce synthesis fluorescence and/or photosensitizing concentrations of a protoporphyrin IX in the abnormal cells, followed by exposure of the abnormal cells to light of photoactivating wavelengths.
Inventor(s): Kennedy; James C. (Kingston, CA), Pottier; Roy H. (Kingston, CA), Reid; Robert L. (Kingston, CA)
Assignee: Queen's University (Kington, CA)
Application Number:08/082,113
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European Patent Office1510225<subscribe>
European Patent Office0831909<subscribe>
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