1 March 1994 Immunopharmacology studies on photosensitizers used in photodynamic therapy
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Proceedings Volume 2078, Photodynamic Therapy of Cancer; (1994) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.168663
Event: Europto Biomedical Optics '93, 1993, Budapest, Hungary
Since immunity is important in the control of tumor growth and spreading, in our laboratory we examine the effect of photoactivated phthalocyanines on the immune compartment. Spleen hyperplasia as well as spleen and marrow hypercellularities were observed in mice bearing MS-2 fibrosarcoma treated at different times with Aluminum disulfonated Phthalocyanine and laser light. Results suggest a potential `tumor immunity' induced by PDT with photoactivated phthalocyanines and that the dyes used in PDT could play an immunopharmacological role in cancer treatment.
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Gianfranco L. Canti, Gianfranco L. Canti, D. Lattuada, D. Lattuada, A. Nicolin, A. Nicolin, Paola Taroni, Paola Taroni, Gianluca Valentini, Gianluca Valentini, Rinaldo Cubeddu, Rinaldo Cubeddu, "Immunopharmacology studies on photosensitizers used in photodynamic therapy", Proc. SPIE 2078, Photodynamic Therapy of Cancer, (1 March 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.168663; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.168663

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