Newswire (Published: Monday, May 8, 2017, Received: Thursday, May 4, 2017, 3:14:56 PM CDT)

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By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Clinical Trials Week -- New research on Oncology - Prostate Cancer is the subject of a report. According to news reporting originating from Rockford, Illinois, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "The search for new therapeutics for the treatment of prostate cancer is ongoing with a focus on the balance between the harms and benefits of treatment. New therapies are being constantly developed to offer treatments similar to radical therapies, with limited side effects."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of Illinois, "Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a promising strategy in delivering focal treatment in primary as well as post radiotherapy prostate cancer. PDT involves activation of a photosensitizer (PS) by appropriate wavelength of light, generating transient levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Several photosensitizers have been developed with a focus on treating prostate cancer like mTHPC, motexafin lutetium, padoporfin and so on."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "This article will review newly developed photosensitizers under clinical trials for the treatment of prostate cancer, along with the potential advantages and disadvantages in delivering focal therapy."

For more information on this research see: Photosensitizers in prostate cancer therapy. Oncotarget, 2017;(): (see also Oncology - Prostate Cancer).

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting T. Gheewala, Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, University of Illinois, College of Medicine, Rockford, IL, United States. Additional authors for this research include T. Skwor and G. Munirathinam.

Keywords for this news article include: Therapy, Rockford, Illinois, Oncology, United States, Article Review, Prostate Cancer, Prostatic Neoplasms, North and Central America.

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