Proteins are key players in many biological events including cancers. The development of novel photosensitizers for the selective degradation of cancer-related proteins has attracted much attention in the fields of photodynamic therapy for various cancers. In this review article, several novel photosensitizers, which selectively degrade cancer-related proteins under photoirradiation and mild conditions without any further additives, are introduced. This novel class of photosensitizers promises bright prospects for finding molecular-targeted drugs for cancer photodynamic therapy in the near future.
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