Tag: "photodynamic" at biology news
Can further studies lower the cost of preserving vision?
...average in patients who received either placebo or photodynamic
therapy. In June of 2006, based in part on the results of these trials, the FDA approved ranibizumab, which Genentech markets as Lucentis, for treatment of neovascular macular degeneration. "The results of these two studies are extremely encouraging...
ACS news service weekly press package - May 15, 2006
... micelles) to co-entrap magnetic nanoparticles and photodynamic
therapy (PDT) drugs. A promising treatment for cancer and other conditions, PDT uses drugs that concentrate in diseased tissue and generate toxic molecules when exposed to laser light. The nanocarriers, which are nanoscale clusters of polymeric molec...
Light activated anticancer drug targeted to DNA using cisplatin like sub-units
...to analog development is light activated drugs, or photodynamic
therapy (PDT). Now a Virginia Tech chemistry-biology research team that has been working on both non-cisplatin drugs and cisplatin analogs has combined their findings to create a molecular complex (supramolecule) that exploits cisplatins tumor target...
New 5 year Metvix-PDT data demonstrate long-term efficacy & reliability for NM skin cancer treatment
...gh efficacy and long-term response rates of Metvix photodynamic
therapy (MAL-PDT) in NMSC compared to current standard treatments cryotherapy and surgery. As NMSC is the most common form of skin cancer in Caucasians and, like all skin cancers, has been increasing over recent decades, new methods to effectively t...
Other highlights in the October 19 JNCI
...body C225 (cetuximab, Erbitux) and a method called photodynamic
therapy (PDT) is synergistic and well-tolerated in a mouse model of ovarian cancer. Because the prognosis for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer is poor--less than a third will survive 5 or more years--new treatment strategies are needed. Combinatio...
Nanoparticle created as diagnostic, therapeutic agent; brain tumors targeted
... to disease sites in a variety of ways, perhaps as photodynamic
therapy agents. Preliminary experiments conducted in the VCU labs of Fatouros and William Broaddus, M.D., Ph.D., a neurosurgeon at VCU, using rat models and the buckyballs created by Dorn has shown some promise. These researchers have used the nanopa...
Virginia Tech group adds tools to DNA-targeted anti-cancer drugs
...cular assemblies that solved two challenges facing photodynamic
therapy, or activating drug delivery devices with ...mplexes in the development of chemotherapeutic and photodynamic
therapy agents" (INOR 219), at 9:15 a.m. Monday Aug. 29, in room 145B of the Washington, D.C., Conve...
Tips from the journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...the most effective and the research indicates that photodynamic
therapy, a combination of medication and radiation would be the method of treatment. "We have shown that all tested strains of H. pylori naturally accumulate a mixture of PPIX and CP (porphyrins) that can sensitize the bacteria to killing by visible ...
Forsyth scientists find blue light fights gum disease culprits
...ve, and, when activated by visible light, induce a photodynamic
reaction that kills the microorganism within seconds. In embarking on their research, Soukos and Goodson knew that other researchers had used lasers to deliver red or green light, which partially inactivated certain oral bacteria. The Forsyth team al...