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Immunopharmacology studies on photosensitizers used in photodynamic therapy
Author(s): Gianfranco L. Canti; D. Lattuada; A. Nicolin; Paola Taroni; Gianluca Valentini; Rinaldo Cubeddu
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Paper Abstract

Since immunity is important in the control of tumor growth and spreading, in our laboratory we examine the effect of photoactivated phthalocyanines on the immune compartment. Spleen hyperplasia as well as spleen and marrow hypercellularities were observed in mice bearing MS-2 fibrosarcoma treated at different times with Aluminum disulfonated Phthalocyanine and laser light. Results suggest a potential `tumor immunity' induced by PDT with photoactivated phthalocyanines and that the dyes used in PDT could play an immunopharmacological role in cancer treatment.

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Date Published: 1 March 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2078, Photodynamic Therapy of Cancer, (1 March 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.168663
Show Author Affiliations
Gianfranco L. Canti, CEQSE-CNR (Italy)
D. Lattuada, CEQSE-CNR (Italy)
A. Nicolin, CEQSE-CNR (Italy)
Paola Taroni, CEQSE-CNR (Italy)
Gianluca Valentini, CEQSE-CNR (Italy)
Rinaldo Cubeddu, CEQSE-CNR (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2078:
Photodynamic Therapy of Cancer

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