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Photodynamic therapy in patients with advanced breast cancer: preliminary results
Author(s): Elena G. Vakoulovskaya; V. V. Khailenko; Victor V. Shental; D. V. Komov; Gennadii A. Meerovich; Y. V. Bouidenok
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Paper Abstract

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) using phtalocyanine Al, has been provided in 5 patients with advanced breast cancer (ABC). In 3 patients with ABC T4NO-2MO have been provided preoperative PDT, in 2 cases with T4N1Mx PDT have been done after previous combined treatment for subcutaneous metastases. Multiple lesions were treated in one patient. As a source of light we have used quantoscope (scanning electron beam semiconductive laser, and solid laser with doubled frequency. Combined surface and interstitial laser irradiation has been provided in cases of preoperative PDT. Preliminary results of our study show the pronounced efficacy of PDT for subcutaneous metastases of breast cancer and possibility of providing preoperative PDT for advanced breast cancer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 December 1996
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 2924, Photochemotherapy: Photodynamic Therapy and Other Modalities II, (4 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.260786
Show Author Affiliations
Elena G. Vakoulovskaya, Cancer Research Ctr. (Russia)
V. V. Khailenko, Cancer Research Ctr. (Russia)
Victor V. Shental, Cancer Research Ctr. (Russia)
D. V. Komov, Cancer Research Ctr. (Russia)
Gennadii A. Meerovich, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Y. V. Bouidenok, Cancer Research Ctr. (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2924:
Photochemotherapy: Photodynamic Therapy and Other Modalities II
Stanley B. Brown; Benjamin Ehrenberg; Johan Moan, Editor(s)

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