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Clinical LIF pharmacokinetic measurements with Photofrin II for optimizing the photodetection of early cancer
Author(s): Daniel Braichotte; Georges A. Wagnieres; J. M. Philippoz; Roland Bays; Hans-Beat Ris; Philippe Monnier; Andre Chatelain; Hubert van den Bergh
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Paper Abstract

New results are presented on the pharmacokinetics of the fluorescing fraction of Photofrin II in patients with an early cancer in the oesophagus or the buccal cavity. The light-induced fluorescence signal shows a relatively high contrast between tumor and surrounding normal tissue at short times after i.v. injection. The magnitude of this contrast appears to correlate with the staging of the cancer, the more invasive tumors showing the highest contrast. Some early results on the ex vivo fluorescence analysis of biopsies taken on patients injected with the new sensitizer meta-tetra(hydroxyphenyl)chlorin (mTHPC) demonstrate the selectivity of this efficient second generation photosensitizer for advanced lung cancer. mTHPC appears to have good properties for photodetection and has a rather high rate of photobleaching. The significant of the latter is discussed in relation to simplifying light application in PDT.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1645, Optical Methods for Tumor Treatment and Detection: Mechanisms and Techniques in Photodynamic Therapy, (1 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.60952
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Daniel Braichotte, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Georges A. Wagnieres, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
J. M. Philippoz, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Roland Bays, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Canada)
Hans-Beat Ris, Inselspital (Switzerland)
Philippe Monnier, CHUV Hospital (Switzerland)
Andre Chatelain, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Hubert van den Bergh, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1645:
Optical Methods for Tumor Treatment and Detection: Mechanisms and Techniques in Photodynamic Therapy
Thomas J. Dougherty, Editor(s)

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