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Immunology and PDT: how a fantastic mentor encouraged expansion of PDT (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Sandra O. Gollnick

Paper Abstract

The effect of PDT on the host immune response and the role the host immune response plays in PDT efficacy against cancer has been the subject of intensive research for the past 2 plus decades. During that time we have learned that 1) the patient’s immune health can affect the efficacy of PDT; 2) PDT can both enhance and suppression immunity; 3) treatment regimens can be devised to enhance anti-tumor immunity; and 4) PDT has the potential to be an effective immunotherapy. This presentation will focus on how these findings came about and the role Dr. Dougherty played in the discoveries.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 August 2019
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Proc. SPIE 11070, 17th International Photodynamic Association World Congress, 1107017 (14 August 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2525740
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Sandra O. Gollnick, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11070:
17th International Photodynamic Association World Congress
Tayyaba Hasan, Editor(s)

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