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Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) is a local treatment that requires a photosensitizing agent, light and molecular oxygen. With appropriate illumination, the photosensitizer is excited and produces singlet oxygen that is highly reactive and cytotoxic. Tumor vascular network is essential for the tumor growth and the understanding of vascular response mechanisms(More)
Non-melanoma skin cancer is the most prevalent cancer type in Brazil and worldwide. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a noninvasive technique with excellent cosmetic outcome and good curative results, when used for the initial stages of skin cancer. A Brazilian program was established to determine the efficacy of methyl aminolevulinate (MAL)-PDT, using(More)
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has been widely used for oncologic indications, especially nonmelanoma skin cancer such as superficial and nodular basal cell carcinoma (BCC). We present a multicenter clinical study conducted between 2012 and 2014 analyzing the adverse reactions during and after PDT with a standardized protocol in 866 lesions. A total of 728(More)
Human nerve growth factor-induced B (NGFI-B) is a member of the NR4A subfamily of orphan nuclear receptors (NRs). Lacking identified ligands, orphan NRs show particular co-regulator proteins binding properties, different from other NRs, and they might have a non-classical quaternary organization. A body of evidence suggests that NRs recognition of and(More)
The development of a tumor in the chicken chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) enables a more individualized understanding of the dynamics of the photosensitizer (PS) interaction with the tumor blood vessels and cells. Photogem® and 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA), a protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) precursor, were used as PS and their red fluorescence enabled the monitoring(More)
It is well known that, under exposure to bright light, eggs tend to hatch earlier than control, without any damage to the birds. This report aims to systematically show the effect and establishes a proposal for a possible application to accelerate chicken egg formation, which could be extrapolated or adapted as a great advance in premature human newborns.(More)
Aktinic Keratosis is common and if left untreated may develop into life threatening squamous cell carcinoma. Therefore early intervention is the standard of care. While many treatments are available PDT continues to move to the for - front for this indication (Brito et al., 2016 [31]). Topical PS is commercially available that are able to reliably ablate(More)
Cancer is one of the major challenges for Latin America health services, since the skin cancer is the most frequent lesion. This manuscript addresses an initiative for the treatment of basal cell carcinomas (BCC) by photodynamic therapy (PDT) based on a government-funded national program in Brazil. The program provides clinical training and facilitates(More)
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