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Dosimetry study of PHOTOFRIN-mediated photodynamic therapy in a mouse tumor model
Author(s): Haixia Qiu; Michele M. Kim; Rozhin Penjweini; Timothy C. Zhu
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Paper Abstract

It is well known in photodynamic therapy (PDT) that there is a large variability between PDT light dose and therapeutic outcomes. An explicit dosimetry model using apparent reacted 1O2 concentration [1O2]rx has been developed as a PDT dosimetric quantity to improve the accuracy of the predicted ability of therapeutic efficacy. In this study, this explicit macroscopic singlet oxygen model was adopted to establish the correlation between calculated reacted [1O2]rx and the tumor growth using Photofrin-mediated PDT in a mouse tumor model. Mice with radiation-induced fibrosarcoma (RIF) tumors were injected with Photofrin at a dose of 5 mg/kg. PDT was performed 24h later with different fluence rates (50, 75 and 150 mW/cm2) and different fluences (50 and 135 J/cm2) using a collimated light applicator coupled to a 630nm laser. The tumor volume was monitored daily after PDT and correlated with the total light fluence and [1O2]rx. Photophysical parameters as well as the singlet oxygen threshold dose for this sensitizer and the RIF tumor model were determined previously. The result showed that tumor growth rate varied greatly with light fluence for different fluence rates while [1O2]rx had a good correlation with the PDT-induced tumor growth rate. This preliminary study indicated that [1O2]rx could serve as a better dosimetric predictor for predicting PDT outcome than PDT light dose.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9694, Optical Methods for Tumor Treatment and Detection: Mechanisms and Techniques in Photodynamic Therapy XXV, 96940T (1 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2211169
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Haixia Qiu, The Univ. of Pennsylvania Health System (United States)
Chinese PLA General Hospital (China)
Michele M. Kim, The Univ. of Pennsylvania Health System (United States)
Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Rozhin Penjweini, The Univ. of Pennsylvania Health System (United States)
Timothy C. Zhu, The Univ. of Pennsylvania Health System (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9694:
Optical Methods for Tumor Treatment and Detection: Mechanisms and Techniques in Photodynamic Therapy XXV
David H. Kessel; Tayyaba Hasan, Editor(s)

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