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PhD defence

Photodynamic therapy-based combinations with immunotherapy in colon cancer treatment

  • Y. Hao
Wednesday 18 January 2023
Academy Building
Rapenburg 73
2311 GJ Leiden


  • Prof. P. ten Dijke


In this thesis, we briefly presented the state of photodynamic therapy, immune therapies, and nanotechnology in the field of cancer. PDT is a well-established approach in superficial cancer treatment. The aim of my Ph.D. research work has been to improve therapeutic responses in solid tumors by novel combinatorial strategies based on PDT and the utilization of nanotechnology. Insights and concepts in these works are expected to help to design personalized therapeutic interventions in cancer progression.

PhD dissertations

PhD dissertations by Leiden PhD students are available digitally after the defence through the Leiden Repository, that offers free access to these PhD dissertations. Please note that in some cases a dissertation may be under embargo temporarily and access to its full-text version will only be granted later.

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