Tumor cell-enhanced sensitivity of vascular endothelial cells to photodynamic therapy.

Effective antitumor photodynamic therapy (PDT) may be related to damage of vasculature within the tumor. The purpose of this study was to determine if tumor cells secrete factors that stimulate proliferation of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) and result in enhanced sensitivity of HUVEC to aluminum-sulfonated phthalocyanine (AlSPc)-PDT. Three… CONTINUE READING