The present invention provides a method for diagnosing or treating prostatic tissue in a human or animal patient which comprises sensitizing the prostatic tissue with an effective amount of a photosensitive composition which accumulates in the prostatic tissue and exposing the sensitized tissue to a source of light energy for a predetermined time and intensity sufficient to cause cellular and/or tissue function of the sensitized prostatic tissue to diminish or cease.
Medical College of Ohio
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The University of Toledo
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Selman, Steven H., "Use of photodynamic therapy to treat prostatic tissue" (1996). University of Toledo U.S. Patents. 168.