8 December 2003 Studies of a novel photosensitizer Pd-bacteriopheophorbide (Tookad) for the prostate cancer PDT in canine model
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Proceedings Volume 5254, Third International Conference on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine; (2003) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.546099
Event: Third International Conference on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine, 2003, Wuhan, China
Abstract
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) mediated with vascular acting photosensitizer pd-bacteriopheophorbide (Tookad), is investigated as an alternative modality for the total ablation of prostate cancer. In vivo normal canine prostate is used as the animal model. Interstitial PDT was performed by irradiating the surgically exposed prostates with a diode laser (763 nm, 150 mW/cm) to activate the i.v. infused photosensitizer drug. The effects of two-session PDT were evaluated. The prostate and its adjacent tissues were harvested and subjected to histopathological examination. At one-week, post second-session PDT, the animals recovered well with little or no urethral complications. Prostatic urethra and prostate adjacent tissues (bladder and underlying colon) were well preserved. Two-session PDT or one single session PDT induced a similar extent of damage. PDT induced prostate lesions were characterized by marked hemorrhagic necrosis. Maximum lesion size of over 3 cm in dimension could be achieved with a single 1-cm interstitial treatment, suggesting the therapy is very effective in ablating prostatic tissue. Pharmacokinetic studies show that the photosensitizer is cleared rapidly from the circulation. In conclusion, the novel photosensitizer Tookad mediated PDT may provide an effective alternative to treat prostate cancer.
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Zheng Huang, Zheng Huang, Qun Chen, Qun Chen, Pierre-Herve Brun, Pierre-Herve Brun, Brian C. Wilson, Brian C. Wilson, Avigdor Scherz, Avigdor Scherz, Yoram Salomon, Yoram Salomon, David L. Luck, David L. Luck, Jill Beckers, Jill Beckers, Fred W. Hetzel, Fred W. Hetzel, "Studies of a novel photosensitizer Pd-bacteriopheophorbide (Tookad) for the prostate cancer PDT in canine model", Proc. SPIE 5254, Third International Conference on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine, (8 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.546099; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.546099
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