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Repetitive 5-aminolevulinic acid-mediated photodynamic therapy on human glioma spheroids

  • Author(s): Madsen, SJ
  • Sun, CH
  • Tromberg, BJ
  • Hirschberg, H
  • et al.
Abstract

The response of human glioma spheroids to repetitive 5-aminolevulinic acid-mediated photodynamic therapy (PDT) was investigated. In all cases, light fluences were kept below toxic thresholds to simulate conditions typically found at 1-2 cm depths in brain adjacent to tumor. Significant inhibition of spheroid growth was observed following multiple PDT treatments at sub-threshold light fluences. The effect appears to be insensitive to the treatment intervals investigated (weekly or bi-monthly). In all cases, suppression of growth was observed for the duration of treatment. Low fluence rates (≤5 mW cm-2) appear to be more effective than high fluence rates (25 mW cm-2). No evidence of PDT resistance was found in this investigation.

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