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Photodynamic therapy of spread skin malignancies with scanning electron-beam-pumped semiconductor laser
Author(s): Elena G. Vakoulovskaya; Gennadii A. Meerovich; Victor V. Shental; V. N. Ulasyuk; Eugeny A. Lukyanets
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Paper Abstract

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) using quantoscope (scanning electron-beam pumped semiconductor laser, (lambda) equals 670 plus or minus 2 nm, P equals 10 W) and Phtalocyanine Al as photosensitizer (PS) have been provided in nine patients (27 tumor sites) with spread skin malignancies (basal cell, squamous cell cancer, melanoma, metastases of breast cancer) and cancer of the lip T2 N0 M0. During PDT power density has been from 200 to 450 mW/cm2, light doses ranging from 150 to 700 J/cm2. We have fulfilled diagnostic of tumor after injection of PS and have controlled treatment using spectral- fluorescent video complex. In five patients (23 sites) we had complete clinical response and in four patients (4 sites) partial response after PDT. Results of our study show that use of scanning electron-beam-pumped semiconductor laser is promising in the treatment of spread skin malignancies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 January 1996
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2625, Photochemotherapy: Photodynamic Therapy and Other Modalities, (31 January 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.231000
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Elena G. Vakoulovskaya, Cancer Research Ctr. (Russia)
Gennadii A. Meerovich, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Victor V. Shental, Cancer Research Ctr. (Russia)
V. N. Ulasyuk, Scientific Research Institute Platan (Russia)
Eugeny A. Lukyanets, State Research Ctr. NIOPIC (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2625:
Photochemotherapy: Photodynamic Therapy and Other Modalities
Benjamin Ehrenberg; Giulio Jori; Johan Moan, Editor(s)

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