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Optical tomographic monitoring of vascular responses to anti-angiogenic drugs in preclinical tumor models
Author(s): Molly L. Flexman; Hyun K. Kim; Sonia L. Hernandez; Jianzhong Huang; Tessa J. Johung; Jonghwan Lee; Darrell J. Yamashiro; Jessica J. Kandel; Andreas H. Hielscher
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Paper Abstract

It is well acknowledged that treatment efficacy could be increased and unnecessary toxicities reduced if a rapid assessment strategy were available to allow individual tailoring of cancer therapy. In this work we focus on using optical tomographic imaging to detect tumor response to anti-angiogenic treatment within the first 5 days of therapy. For this study we used two models with well-characterized and divergent responses to inhibition of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). SK-NEP and NGP cells were implanted intrarenally into NCR nude mice and the resulting tumors were monitored until a threshold of 1-2 g was reached. Optical tomographic imaging with a dual-wavelength (λ = 765nm and 830nm) continuous wave system, was performed prior to the first treatment with the anti-VEGF bevacizumab (BV), as well as 1, 3, and 5 days later. We found that the SK-NEP tumor model, known to be responsive to BV treatment, shows a decrease in hemoglobin levels over the 5 days. Mice implanted with the NGP tumor model, known to be less responsive to treatment, do not show such decreases. These results were further validated with histopathological findings that showed a decrease in tumor vascularization in treated SK-NEP mice. These results suggest that optical tomography is a promising tool for monitoring early tumor response to drug therapy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7896, Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy of Tissue IX, 789627 (1 March 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.875422
Show Author Affiliations
Molly L. Flexman, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Hyun K. Kim, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Sonia L. Hernandez, Columbia Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Jianzhong Huang, Columbia Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Tessa J. Johung, Columbia Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Jonghwan Lee, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Darrell J. Yamashiro, Columbia Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Jessica J. Kandel, Columbia Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Andreas H. Hielscher, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Columbia Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7896:
Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy of Tissue IX
Bruce Jason Tromberg; Arjun G. Yodh; Mamoru Tamura; Eva Marie Sevick-Muraca; Robert R. Alfano, Editor(s)

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