Porphyrins in Tumor Phototherapy

  • Alessandra Andreoni
  • Rinaldo Cubeddu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Physics and Chemistry of Porphyrins and Related Compounds

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. R. Brookfield, M. Craw, C. R. Lambert, E. J. Land, R. Redmond, R. S. Sinclair et al.
      Pages 3-10
    3. Alessandra Andreoni, Rinaldo Cubeddu
      Pages 11-21
    4. T. J. Dougherty, W. R. Potter, K. R. Weishaupt
      Pages 23-35
    5. A. Poletti, S. M. Murgia, A. Pasqua, E. Reddi, G. Jori
      Pages 37-43
    6. Daniel Brault, Christine Bizet, Olavio Delgado
      Pages 45-49
    7. John D. Spikes, Bruce F. Burnham, Jerry C. Bommer
      Pages 61-65
    8. Stein Sommer, Johan Moan, Terje Christensen, Jan F. Evensen
      Pages 81-91
    9. R. V. Bensasson, T. A. Moore, D. Gust, A. L. Moore, A. Joy, T. Tom et al.
      Pages 93-94
    10. G. Monfrecola, D. Martellotta, R. Galli, G. Bruno, L. Cariello, L. Zanetti et al.
      Pages 95-99
    11. Fred M. Johnson, Joseph F. Becker
      Pages 101-105
  3. Interactions of Porphyrins with Model Systems and Cells

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Johan Moan
      Pages 109-124
    3. Giovanni Bottiroli, Franco Doccio, Isabel Freitas, Roberta Ramponi, Carlo Alberto Sacchi
      Pages 125-136
    4. Francesco Saverio Ambesi-Impiombato, Alessandra Andreoni, Rinaldo Cubeddu, Mario Esposito, Michele Mastrocinque, Donatella Tramontano
      Pages 143-155
    5. T. M. A. R. Dubbelman, K. Leenhouts, J. van Steveninck
      Pages 167-175
    6. G. Bertoloni, M. Dall’Acqua, M. Vazzoler, B. Salvato, G. Jori
      Pages 177-183
  4. Studies on Experimental and Spontaneous Animal Tumors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Gianfranco Canti, Laura Ricci, Paola Franco, Angelo Nicolin, Alessandra Andreoni, Rinaldo Cubeddu
      Pages 203-212
    3. R. Marchesini, F. Zunino, E. Melloni, G. Pezzoni, G. Savi, L. Locati et al.
      Pages 221-225
    4. S. Pezzotta, G. Spanu, R. Cubeddu, A. Andreoni, M. T. Giordana
      Pages 227-233
    5. M. Kreimer-Birnbaum, J. E. Klaunig, R. Keck, P. J. Goldblatt, S. L. Britton, S. H. Selman
      Pages 235-241
    6. Thierry Patrice, Marie-Françoise Le Bodic, Christos Roussakis, Yves Le Tourneux, Louis Le Bodic
      Pages 247-249
    7. Renato Cheli, Flaminio Addis, Carlo M. Mortellaro, Diego Fonda, Alessandra Andreoni, Rinaldo Cubeddu
      Pages 251-258
  5. Light Dosimetry and Instrumentation for Tumor Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Daniel R. Doiron, Charles J. Gomer, Stanley W. Fountain, Nicholas J. Razum
      Pages 281-291
    3. Giulio Jori, Riccardo Pratesi, M. Scalvini
      Pages 301-308
    4. Vera Russo, Giancarlo Righini, Silvana Trigari
      Pages 309-319
    5. A. E. Profio, M. J. Carvlin, J. Sarnaik, L. R. Wudl
      Pages 321-337
    6. G. H. M. Gijsbers, M. J. C. van Gemert, D. Breederveld, J. Langelaar, T. A. Boon
      Pages 339-345
    7. Piero Fioretti, Virgilio Facchini, Angiolo Gadducci, Ivo Cozzani
      Pages 355-361
  6. Clinical Applications of HpD Phototherapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 363-363
    2. Guo Zhonghe, Huang Yingcai, Wen Zangmin
      Pages 375-380
    3. P. L. Zorat, L. Tomio, L. Corti, F. Calzavara, G. Sotti, G. Jori et al.
      Pages 381-387
    4. G. Bandieramonte, R. Marchesini, F. Zunino, E. Melloni, S. Andreola, C. Andreoli et al.
      Pages 389-394
    5. Yoshihiro Hayata, Harubumi Kato, Chimori Konaka, Jutaro Ono, Makoto Saito, Hidenobu Takahashi et al.
      Pages 405-412

About this book


This book contains the contributions of the participants to the International Symposium on Porphyrins in Tumor Phototherapy held in Bruzzano (Milano), Italy on May 26-28, 1983. The contributions are written as extended papers to provide a broad and representative coverage of the use of porphyrins in tumor phototherapy and diagnosis. In the last few years, this technique has received increasing interest for its potential applications in clinical oncology. In fact, 1,500 patients have been already treated by this therapy which has been tested in more than 100 clinical centres. Among the reported cases, a significant therapeutic effectiveness was found in some early stage cancers of lung, esophagus and stomach. The development of ·this therapy requires interdisciplinary studies from such diverse fields as physics, chemistry, biology, pharmacology, and experimental and clinical oncology. The contents of the book reflect the character of this research and deal with all the problems, from fundamental to clinical, that still require to be analysed and understood for a better evaluation 'of the potential of this therapy. The first chapter of the book deals with photophysics ?;nd.


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  • Alessandra Andreoni
    • 1
  • Rinaldo Cubeddu
    • 1
  1. 1.The Polytechnic Institute of MilanNational Research CouncilMilanItaly

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