Laser-induced enhancement of drug cytotoxicity: a new approach to cancer therapy

Thomas J Flotte, T. Anderson, Daniel J. McAuliffe, Tayyaba Hasan, Apostolos G. Doukas

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Abstract

A new approach to drug delivery has been developed at the Wellman Laboratories of Photomedicine that is analogous to photodynamic therapy except that it utilizes high pressure impulse waves to increase the effectiveness of a variety of drugs rather than light activated drugs. This therapeutic modality offers a generic technology that can be used in a variety of conditions including infections, abscesses, and cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Place of PublicationBellingham, WA, United States
PublisherPubl by Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Pages122-129
Number of pages8
Volume1882
ISBN (Print)0819411094
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes
EventLaser-Tissue Interaction IV - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 18 1993Jan 20 1993

Other

OtherLaser-Tissue Interaction IV
CityLos Angeles, CA, USA
Period1/18/931/20/93

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Flotte, T. J., Anderson, T., McAuliffe, D. J., Hasan, T., & Doukas, A. G. (1993). Laser-induced enhancement of drug cytotoxicity: a new approach to cancer therapy. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 1882, pp. 122-129). Publ by Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.