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Boronated porhyrins and methods for their use

United States Patent

March 2, 1999
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The present invention covers boronated porphyrins containing multiple carborane cages which selectively accumulate in neoplastic tissue within the irradiation volume and thus can be used in cancer therapies such as boron neutron capture therapy and photodynamic therapy.
Miura; Michiko (Hampton Bays, NY), Shelnutt; John A. (Tijeras, NM), Slatkin; Daniel N. (Southhold, NY)
Brookhaven Science Associates (Upton, NY)
08/ 874,548
June 13, 1997
This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-AC02-76CH00016, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.