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Photodynamic therapy and fluorescence diagnostics of breast cancer metastases with photosense and alasense
Author(s): Elena G. Vakoulovskaya; Victor V. Shental; Victor P. Letyagin; Vitaly J. Brjezovsky; L. V. Oumnova; Georgy N. Vorozhtsov; V. Philinov; Eugeny Ph. Stranadko
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Paper Abstract

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) and fluorescent diagnostics (FD) using photosensitizers Photosense (Aluminium Phtalocyanine, (NIOPIC, Russia)(PS) and Alasense have been provided in 101 patients with breast cancer as a multicenter study. All patients had recurrences of breast cancer (skin metastases) after combined treatment, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. FD of tumor with detecting of subclinical sites, accumulation of PS in tumor, adjacent tissue, skin before and during PDT was fulfilled. Multiple surface irradiations were carried on with interval 24-72 hours (semiconductive laser - (lambda) =672+2nm) in light does 100J/cm2 and total light does 300-900 J/cm2. 2 months after PDT we had overall response rate of 86,87% with complete response (CR) in 51,48% and partial response in 35,39%. During year after PDT in 52 patients with CR we had CR in 36,6% local recurrences in 23,1%, progression (distant (lung or bone) metastasis) in 40,4% of cases. Our experience show pronounced efficacy of PDT for skin metastases of breast cancer.

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Date Published: 6 June 2002
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4612, Optical Methods for Tumor Treatment and Detection: Mechanisms and Techniques in Photodynamic Therapy XI, (6 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.469352
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Elena G. Vakoulovskaya, Cancer Research Ctr./Academy of Medical Sciences (Russia)
Victor V. Shental, Cancer Research Ctr./Academy of Medical Science (Russia)
Victor P. Letyagin, Cancer Research Ctr./Academy of Medical Science (Russia)
Vitaly J. Brjezovsky, Cancer Research Ctr./Academy of Medical Science (Russia)
L. V. Oumnova, State Scientific Ctr. NIOPIK (Russia)
Georgy N. Vorozhtsov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
V. Philinov, Cancer Clinical Hospital (Russia)
Eugeny Ph. Stranadko, State Laser Ctr. (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4612:
Optical Methods for Tumor Treatment and Detection: Mechanisms and Techniques in Photodynamic Therapy XI
Thomas J. Dougherty, Editor(s)

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