Jennifer Mulvihill

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Photodynamic therapy (PDT) using the silicon phthalocyanine photosensitizer Pc 4 [HOSiPcOSi(CH3)2(CH2)3N-(CH3)2] is an oxidative stress associated with induction of apoptosis in various cell types. We assessed the effectiveness of Pc 4-PDT on SW480 colon cancer xenografts grown in athymic nude mice. Animals bearing xenografts were treated with 1 mg/kg body(More)
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a cancer treatment modality utilizing a photosensitizer, light and oxygen. Photodynamic therapy with Photofrin has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for treatment of advanced esophageal and early lung cancer. Because of certain drawbacks associated with the use of Photofrin, there is a need to identify new(More)
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