Short Term Effects of Photodynamic Therapy in Basal Cell Carcinoma
Background and Aim: Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common skin cancer .Photodynamic
therapy _as a novel , non-invasive therapeutic approach _may be considered a valuable
strategy. This study was designed with the aim of the evaluation of efficacy of PDT in
treatment of BCC and factors that may affect response rate.
Materials and Methods: This was a clinical trial which was done on 28 BCCs. Patients were
treated with ALA-PDT monthly for 1-6 sessions and evaluated for clinical response,cosmetic
results and probable side effects.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Zohreh Tehranchi-nia, assist.prof.
Skin Research Center
Iran: Ethics Committee