7 March 2017 Laser immunotherapy for advanced solid tumors
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Proceedings Volume 10065, Biophotonics and Immune Responses XII; 1006509 (2017) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2254746
Event: SPIE BiOS, 2017, San Francisco, California, United States
Abstract
Immunologically oriented therapy (immunotherapy) has arguably proved to be the most effective method for treating advanced melanoma, the prototypical chemotherapy-resistant solid tumor. The efficacy and benefit of immunotherapy for other tumors, including those that are at least partly responsive to chemotherapy, is less well established. Breast cancer, one of the most common of the solid tumors in humans, is partially responsive to traditional chemotherapy. We believe that breast cancer patients, like melanoma patients, will benefit from the application of immunotherapy techniques. Here we review the different forms of laser immunotherapy (LIT), a key type of immunologically oriented therapy, discuss its use in melanoma and in breast cancer, and discuss its potentially pivotal role in the immunotherapy armamentarium.
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Mark Naylor, Xiaosong Li, Tomas Hode, Lu Alleruzzo, Joseph Raker, Siu Kit Lam, Feifan Zhou, Wei Chen, "Laser immunotherapy for advanced solid tumors", Proc. SPIE 10065, Biophotonics and Immune Responses XII, 1006509 (7 March 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2254746; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2254746
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