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Clinical experience of PDT in Brazil: a 300 patient overview
Author(s): Cristina Kurachi D.D.S.; Juliana Ferreira; Luis Gustavo Marcassa; Guilherme Antônio Cestari Filho; Cacilda Silva Souza M.D.; Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato
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Paper Abstract

Clinical application of Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) in Brazil is a result of a pioneering work in a collaborative program involving the Physics Institute and the Medical School of the University of Sao Paulo and the Amaral Carvalho Cancer Hospital in the city of Jau, Sao Paulo. This work began in 1997 with the first patient treated in 1999. Up to the end of 2003 this program has treated over 300 patients and the ones with correct follow up had their lesions included in this report. The majority of the lesions were of non-melanoma skin cancer located on the head and neck region, but the group has also treated Esophagus, Bladder, Gynecological, chest wall recurrence of breast cancer, among others. The results have shown to be compatible with internationally reported data, and we have modified some application procedures towards to a better benefit for the patient and an optimization of the results. We present the overall results observed after 5 year of experimental clinical treatment.

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Date Published: 8 April 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5689, Optical Methods for Tumor Treatment and Detection: Mechanisms and Techniques in Photodynamic Therapy XIV, (8 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.588238
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Cristina Kurachi D.D.S., Instituto de Fisica de Sao Carlos, Univ. de Sao Paulo (Brazil)
Juliana Ferreira, Faculdade de Medicinade Ribeirao Preto/Univ. de Sao Paulo (Brazil)
Luis Gustavo Marcassa, Instituto de Fisica de Sao Carlos, Univ. de Sao Paulo (Brazil)
Guilherme Antônio Cestari Filho, Hospital Amaral Carvalho de Jau (Brazil)
Cacilda Silva Souza M.D., Faculdade de Medicinade Ribeirao Preto/Univ. de Sao Paulo (Brazil)
Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato, Instituto de Fisica de Sao Carlos, Univ. de Sao Paulo (Brazil)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5689:
Optical Methods for Tumor Treatment and Detection: Mechanisms and Techniques in Photodynamic Therapy XIV
David Kessel, Editor(s)

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