1 March 1995 Significance of threshold doses for photodynamic therapy of melanotic and amelanotic tumors
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Proceedings Volume 2371, 5th International Photodynamic Association Biennial Meeting; (1995) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.203446
Event: Fifth International Photodynamic Association Biennial Meeting, 1994, Amelia Island, FL, United States
Abstract
The decay of the surviving cell fraction, F, during photodynamic treatment of a cell population, F0, vs. energy dose obeys an exponential law. The integrated logarithmic form yields a straight line with intercept 0 and slope -k. The reciprocal slope yields LD90, i.e., the energy fluence (J/cm2) necessary to kill 90% of the cell population F0. In reality there are deviations from this simple set of equations. At low power densities most photosensitizers are unable to kill cells. This leads to an `optical threshold' without cell destruction but frequently with cell stimulating effects, so called `overshots.' This general phenomenon occurs in a very pronounced form with melanotic melanoma cells.
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Joerg G. Moser, Joerg G. Moser, R. Suchomski, R. Suchomski, Till Danielowski, Till Danielowski, Birgit Wagner, Birgit Wagner, H. Scheer, H. Scheer, G. Hartwich, G. Hartwich, } "Significance of threshold doses for photodynamic therapy of melanotic and amelanotic tumors", Proc. SPIE 2371, 5th International Photodynamic Association Biennial Meeting, (1 March 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.203446; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.203446
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