Title of Project

Fluorinated Porphyrin Interactions in Cancer Cells

Researcher Information

Brandon Golub
Rony Saleeb

Project Type


Start Date

7-4-2017 12:00 AM

End Date

7-4-2017 12:00 AM

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Fluorinated Porphyrin Interactions in Cancer Cells

Photodynamic therapy is a contemporary cutting-edge cancer treatment that is currently being studied intensely. A common agent used in photodynamic therapy is a manufactured porphyrin molecule. Porphyrin molecules are activated when exposed to specific wavelengths of light, and upon activation, either cellular apoptosis or tissue necrosis occurs. Through the alteration of the chemical structure of a porphyrin molecule, differing outcomes take place in the development of the cancer treatment. Careful examination of fluorinated porphyrin derivative compounds can be implemented in order to determine applicable compounds for treatment.