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New approaches to photodynamic therapy of tumors with Al phthalocyanine
Author(s): Elena G. Vakoulovskaya; V. V. Chental; Yury P. Kuvshinov; Boris K. Poddubny
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Paper Abstract

The aim of the study was to determine the efficacy of photodynamic therapy (PDT) of tumors of different localization and histology with new photosensitizer aluminum sulfonated phthalocyanine (Photosense, Russia). PDT have been provided in 106 patients with different tumors. The initial dose (2.0 - 2.5 mg/kg) of PHS was significantly reduced till 0.5 - 0.8 mg/kg during clinical trials because of phototoxicity. The results of PDT, side effects and ways of their correction and prevention, as well as possibility to work out less toxic regimes of PDT with photosense, choice of laser and type of irradiation are discussed. Efficacy of PDT depended on tumor size and it's histological type. Using low doses of PHS we've reduced the phototoxicity of sensitizer with the same direct effectiveness of treatment. Undesirable changes in plasma content of antioxidants by means of high pressure liquid chromatography have been found in patients after PHS injection. Influence of short-term and long-term supplementation with beta- carotene and vitamin E on this parameters are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 December 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4059, Laser Use in Oncology II, (30 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.375270
Show Author Affiliations
Elena G. Vakoulovskaya, Cancer Research Ctr. (Russia)
V. V. Chental, Cancer Research Ctr. (Russia)
Yury P. Kuvshinov, Cancer Research Ctr. (Russia)
Boris K. Poddubny, Cancer Research Ctr. (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4059:
Laser Use in Oncology II
Andrei V. Ivanov; Mishik A. Kazaryan, Editor(s)

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