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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 14 — Jul. 5, 2010
  • pp: 14969–14978
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Monitoring photobleaching and hemodynamic responses to HPPH-mediated photodynamic therapy of head and neck cancer: a case report

Ulas Sunar, Daniel Rohrbach, Nestor Rigual, Erin Tracy, Ken Keymel, Michele T. Cooper, Heinz Baumann, and Barbara H. Henderson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 14, pp. 14969-14978 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.014969


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Abstract

We present initial results obtained during the course of a Phase I clinical trial of 2-1[hexyloxyethyl]-2-devinylpyropheophorbide-a (HPPH)-mediated photo-dynamic therapy (PDT) in a head and neck cancer patient. We quantified blood flow, oxygenation and HPPH drug photobleaching before and after therapeutic light treatment by utilizing fast, non-invasive diffuse optical methods. Our results showed that HPPH-PDT induced significant drug photobleaching, and reduction in blood flow and oxygenation suggesting significant vascular and cellular reaction. These changes were accompanied by cross-linking of the signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3), a molecular measure for the oxidative photoreaction. These preliminary results suggest diffuse optical spectroscopies permit non-invasive monitoring of PDT in clinical settings of head and neck cancer patients.

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1. Introduction

Head and neck cancer arises in the regions of the oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx and salivary glands [1]. Several treatment options that afford excellent tumor control are available including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy or combinations thereof [2

2. H. J. Feldmann, M. Molls, and P. Vaupel, “Blood flow and oxygenation status of human tumors,” Strahlenther. Onkol. 175(1), 1–9 (1999). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

]. In spite of improvements in treatment schemes, they have their limitations. For example, surgery may require resection of vital functional tissue such as part of the tongue. Chemo and radiation therapies may induce permanent vasculature dysfunction and necrosis, severe toxicities and irreversible injuries to non-tumor tissue such as the oral mucosa and the salivary glands, often resulting in morbidity and severe impairment of patients’ quality of life. Further, normal tissue injuries may lead to changes in applied dose quantity, and/or treatment re-schedule, which may affect treatment efficacy.

In this report, we present changes in hemodynamic parameters and drug photobleaching as a response to 2-1[hexyloxyethyl]-2-devinylpyropheophorbide-a (HPPH)-mediated PDT in a patient with a squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity. HPPH is a second-generation PS developed at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) with an absorption peak wavelength of 665 nm, which allows enhanced tissue penetration depth, and with less prolonged skin photosensitivity compared to Photofrin [6

6. D. A. Bellnier, W. R. Greco, G. M. Loewen, H. Nava, A. R. Oseroff, R. K. Pandey, T. Tsuchida, and T. J. Dougherty, “Population pharmacokinetics of the photodynamic therapy agent 2-[1-hexyloxyethyl]-2-devinyl pyropheophorbide-a in cancer patients,” Cancer Res. 63(8), 1806–1813 (2003). [PubMed]

]. HPPH has been used at RPCI in treating dysplasia in Barrett’s esophagus and in lung cancer [7

7. B. W. Henderson, C. Daroqui, E. Tracy, L. A. Vaughan, G. M. Loewen, M. T. Cooper, and H. Baumann, “Cross-linking of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3--a molecular marker for the photodynamic reaction in cells and tumors,” Clin. Cancer Res. 13(11), 3156–3163 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

]. We have initiated a Phase I clinical trial of HPPH-mediated PDT in head and neck cancer patients to determine the maximally tolerated dose. Non-invasive diffuse optical methods were incorporated for monitoring and potentially correlating changes in measured parameters with the PDT response. To our knowledge, this is the first clinical study of HPPH-mediated PDT on a head and neck cancer patient with assessment of functional multi-parameters of blood flow, oxygenation, blood volume fraction, HPPH drug concentration and fluorescence in the same clinical setting. Our non-invasive measurements are supported by cross-linking of the signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3), a molecular marker of accumulated PDT dose [7

7. B. W. Henderson, C. Daroqui, E. Tracy, L. A. Vaughan, G. M. Loewen, M. T. Cooper, and H. Baumann, “Cross-linking of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3--a molecular marker for the photodynamic reaction in cells and tumors,” Clin. Cancer Res. 13(11), 3156–3163 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

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8. W. Liu, A. R. Oseroff, and H. Baumann, “Photodynamic therapy causes cross-linking of signal transducer and activator of transcription proteins and attenuation of interleukin-6 cytokine responsiveness in epithelial cells,” Cancer Res. 64(18), 6579–6587 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

]. One parameter alone may not be a strong indicator of PDT response and multi-parameters assessed by diffuse optical methods potentially may provide accurate real-time measure of PDT responses and re-evaluate treatment plan accordingly [9

9. U. Sunar, H. Quon, T. Durduran, J. Zhang, J. Du, C. Zhou, G. Yu, R. Choe, A. Kilger, R. Lustig, L. Loevner, S. Nioka, B. Chance, and A. G. Yodh, “Noninvasive diffuse optical measurement of blood flow and blood oxygenation for monitoring radiation therapy in patients with head and neck tumors: a pilot study,” J. Biomed. Opt. 11(6), 064021 (2006). [CrossRef]

].

2. Methods

2.1 Measurement protocol

The patient treatment and measurement protocol was approved by the RPCI Institutional Review Board. The lesion treated was a T1 squamous cell carcinoma of the hard palate. The patient received HPPH in dextrose 5% (D5W), 4.0 mg/m2 infusion over 1 h. Approximately 24 h later, non-invasive measurements were done in the operating room minutes before and immediately after he received treatment light (125 Joules, 150 mW/cm2, 665 nm; 3 cm diameter treatment field). The light source for the PDT treatment was a Coherent dye laser pumped by an Argon ion laser (Spectra Physics), and the light was delivered by a single quartz lens fiber. The treatment beam was centered on the lesion with the beam diameter slightly larger than lesion diameter. Noninvasive measurements were performed just before the PDT treatment light and biopsy, and just after the treatment completed and before the second biopsy. The total measurement times were about 5 minutes before and after PDT including signal testing and adjusting, discussion with a surgeon for probe positioning and multiple measurements at different site locations.

2.2 Diffuse optical methods

A schematic of the clinical system is shown in Fig. 1a
Fig. 1 Schematic diagram of the instrument and fiber optic probe. a) The combined DCS, DFS and DRS setup with fiber optic probe. DCS consists of 785 nm laser, single photon counting detector (SPCD), a custom correlator (Corr), and a laptop (PC-1). DFS and DRS mainly consist of a dual channel spectrometer, 410 nm blue laser and a whitelight source. Data acquisition card (DAQ) switches the blue and whitelight sources via a laptop (PC-2). b) Diagram of source-detector fiber configuration. bfs: the blood flow laser, d1,..d4 are DCS detector fibers, wls: white light source fiber, bls: blue light source fiber, bld: blue light detector fiber, wld: white light detector fiber. The distances between bfs-d1, bfs-d2, bfs-d3, and bfs-d4 are 0.6, 1.2, 0.8 and 1.6mm, respectively. The distance between wls-wld is 1.6mm and that between bls-bld is 0.8mm. c) Diagram of the fiber optic probe. d) Picture of the probe.
. Non-invasive measurements were done sequentially in the order of blood flow, reflectance, and fluorescence. Diffuse Correlation Spectroscopy (DCS) was utilized to monitor blood flow as described previously [5

5. G. Yu, T. Durduran, C. Zhou, H. W. Wang, M. E. Putt, H. M. Saunders, C. M. Sehgal, E. Glatstein, A. G. Yodh, and T. M. Busch, “Noninvasive monitoring of murine tumor blood flow during and after photodynamic therapy provides early assessment of therapeutic efficacy,” Clin. Cancer Res. 11(9), 3543–3552 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

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9. U. Sunar, H. Quon, T. Durduran, J. Zhang, J. Du, C. Zhou, G. Yu, R. Choe, A. Kilger, R. Lustig, L. Loevner, S. Nioka, B. Chance, and A. G. Yodh, “Noninvasive diffuse optical measurement of blood flow and blood oxygenation for monitoring radiation therapy in patients with head and neck tumors: a pilot study,” J. Biomed. Opt. 11(6), 064021 (2006). [CrossRef]

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17. G. Maret and P. E. Wolf, “Multiple Light-Scattering from Disordered Media - the Effect of Brownian-Motion of Scatterers,” Z. Phys. B Condens. Matter 65(4), 409–413 (1987). [CrossRef]

]. To date DCS has been successfully employed in the therapy monitoring field, such as PDT [5

5. G. Yu, T. Durduran, C. Zhou, H. W. Wang, M. E. Putt, H. M. Saunders, C. M. Sehgal, E. Glatstein, A. G. Yodh, and T. M. Busch, “Noninvasive monitoring of murine tumor blood flow during and after photodynamic therapy provides early assessment of therapeutic efficacy,” Clin. Cancer Res. 11(9), 3543–3552 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

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18. G. Yu, T. Durduran, C. Zhou, T. C. Zhu, J. C. Finlay, T. M. Busch, S. B. Malkowicz, S. M. Hahn, and A. G. Yodh, “Real-time in situ monitoring of human prostate photodynamic therapy with diffuse light,” Photochem. Photobiol. 82(5), 1279–1284 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

], chemo-radiation of head and neck [9

9. U. Sunar, H. Quon, T. Durduran, J. Zhang, J. Du, C. Zhou, G. Yu, R. Choe, A. Kilger, R. Lustig, L. Loevner, S. Nioka, B. Chance, and A. G. Yodh, “Noninvasive diffuse optical measurement of blood flow and blood oxygenation for monitoring radiation therapy in patients with head and neck tumors: a pilot study,” J. Biomed. Opt. 11(6), 064021 (2006). [CrossRef]

], and chemotherapy of breast [19

19. C. Zhou, G. Yu, D. Furuya, J. Greenberg, A. Yodh, and T. Durduran, “Diffuse optical correlation tomography of cerebral blood flow during cortical spreading depression in rat brain,” Opt. Express 14(3), 1125–1144 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

]. The blood flow instrument had a 785nm, long coherence length laser (CrystaLaser), four photon-counting detectors (Perkin-Elmer), and a custom built autocorrelator board (Correlator.com) (Fig. 1a). The source light was delivered to the tissue by a multi-mode source fiber. Four single-mode detector fibers were used to collect the light. Photodetector outputs were fed into a correlator board and resulting intensity autocorrelation functions and photon arrival times were recorded by a computer [5

5. G. Yu, T. Durduran, C. Zhou, H. W. Wang, M. E. Putt, H. M. Saunders, C. M. Sehgal, E. Glatstein, A. G. Yodh, and T. M. Busch, “Noninvasive monitoring of murine tumor blood flow during and after photodynamic therapy provides early assessment of therapeutic efficacy,” Clin. Cancer Res. 11(9), 3543–3552 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

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9. U. Sunar, H. Quon, T. Durduran, J. Zhang, J. Du, C. Zhou, G. Yu, R. Choe, A. Kilger, R. Lustig, L. Loevner, S. Nioka, B. Chance, and A. G. Yodh, “Noninvasive diffuse optical measurement of blood flow and blood oxygenation for monitoring radiation therapy in patients with head and neck tumors: a pilot study,” J. Biomed. Opt. 11(6), 064021 (2006). [CrossRef]

]. From the normalized intensity autocorrelation function, g2(r,τ), the diffuse electric field temporal autocorrelation function (g1(r,τ)), was extracted by using Siegert relation [20

20. P. J. Berne, and R. Pecora, Dynamic Light Scattering (Wiley, New York, 1976).

], g2(r,τ) = 1 + β|g1(r,τ)|2. Here, r is the source detector separation, τ is the autocorrelation time delay, and β is a constant related to experimental parameters such as detected number of speckles. In our analysis we obtained β ~0.5 by fitting but it could also be obtained experimentally from the intercept of g2(r,τ) as the delay time τ approaches zero. It was shown that the electric field autocorrelation function satisfies the correlation diffusion equation and one can extract analytical solutions in reflectance geometry similar to solutions obtained by solving diffusion equation [21

21. D. A. Boas, L. E. Campbell, and A. G. Yodh, “Scattering and Imaging with Diffusing Temporal Field Correlations,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 75(9), 1855–1858 (1995). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

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22. D. A. Boas and A. G. Yodh, “Spatially varying dynamical properties of turbid media probed with diffusing temporal light correlation,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 14(1), 192–215 (1997). [CrossRef]

]. It can be shown that the temporal decay rate of the electric field autocorrelation function is a function of optical parameters and αDB, if one assumes the effective blood flow speed is characterized by effective diffusion coefficient (DB) for the blood cells [11

11. C. Cheung, J. P. Culver, K. Takahashi, J. H. Greenberg, and A. G. Yodh, “In vivo cerebrovascular measurement combining diffuse near-infrared absorption and correlation spectroscopies,” Phys. Med. Biol. 46(8), 2053–2065 (2001). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

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14. U. Sunar, S. Makonnen, C. Zhou, T. Durduran, G. Yu, H. W. Wang, W. M. F. Lee, and A. G. Yodh, “Hemodynamic responses to antivascular therapy and ionizing radiation assessed by diffuse optical spectroscopies,” Opt. Express 15(23), 15507–15516 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

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19. C. Zhou, G. Yu, D. Furuya, J. Greenberg, A. Yodh, and T. Durduran, “Diffuse optical correlation tomography of cerebral blood flow during cortical spreading depression in rat brain,” Opt. Express 14(3), 1125–1144 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

]. Here, α is the probability that a scattering event in tissue is from a moving scatterer, and is roughly proportional to tissue blood volume fraction (BVF). Therefore, αDB characterizes blood flow and higher decay rate correlates with higher blood flow (Fig. 2a
Fig. 2 a) Representative curves (tumor site) of normalized autocorrelation functions, g1(r,τ) (decay rate is related to blood flow) b) normalized DRS data and c) normalized fluorescence pre- and post-PDT. d) HPPH spectra obtained in cuvette, autofluorescence spectra obtained from a patient, and HPPH spectra from an oral tissue simulating phantom. Cuvette and autofluorescence data is normalized to 1. Intralipid data is normalized to 0.5 for better view compared to cuvette data.
) [11

11. C. Cheung, J. P. Culver, K. Takahashi, J. H. Greenberg, and A. G. Yodh, “In vivo cerebrovascular measurement combining diffuse near-infrared absorption and correlation spectroscopies,” Phys. Med. Biol. 46(8), 2053–2065 (2001). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

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12. J. P. Culver, T. Durduran, D. Furuya, C. Cheung, J. H. Greenberg, and A. G. Yodh, “Diffuse optical tomography of cerebral blood flow, oxygenation, and metabolism in rat during focal ischemia,” J. Cereb. Blood Flow Metab. 23(8), 911–924 (2003). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

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22. D. A. Boas and A. G. Yodh, “Spatially varying dynamical properties of turbid media probed with diffusing temporal light correlation,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 14(1), 192–215 (1997). [CrossRef]

]. It should be noted that optical parameters were obtained by diffuse reflectance measurements and supplied as prior information in quantification of blood flow related parameter. In this report, we introduce rBF for blood flow changes due to PDT: rBF is a blood flow parameter measured relative to its pre-treatment value, i.e. rBF = BFpost/BFpre. We assumed our system was ergodic, which may not be true in reality; more generalized schemes of non-ergodic systems have been investigated recently [23

23. P. Zakharov, A. Völker, A. Buck, B. Weber, and F. Scheffold, “Quantitative modeling of laser speckle imaging,” Opt. Lett. 31(23), 3465–3467 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

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25. P. Zakharov, A. Volker, A. Buck, B. Weber, and F. Scheffold, “Non-ergodicity correction in laser speckle biomedical imaging,” Proc.SPIE 6631 (2009).

].

After blood flow measurements, the second laptop initiated consecutive fluorescence and reflectance data acquisition by utilizing TTL switching via a data acquisition card (DAQ, National Instruments). In absorption mode, broadband diffuse reflectance measurements were taken by exciting the tissue with tungsten halogen lamp (Ocean Optics) and collecting the light with the Master channel of a two channel spectrometer (Ocean Optics). In fluorescence mode, a 410 nm laser diode with 4mW laser power (Power Technology) excited the HPPH in Soret band and the Slave channel of the spectrometer collected the HPPH fluorescence above 500 nm. A hand-held probe secured the source and detector fibers of the instruments. The probe had a single large ferrule holding all the fibers (FiberOptic Systems, Inc.). For source and detector fibers, 400 µm, multimode fibers were used except for the detector fibers of the blood flow instrument, wherein 5 µm single mode detection fibers were used to collect only a few speckles in the investigated tissue. Source detector separations were 1.6 mm for reflectance, 0.8 mm for fluorescence and 0.6, 0.8, 1.2 and 1.6 mm for DCS (Fig. 1b). The total probe diameter was 5mm and the wall thickness of the probe was 0.5mm. The probe tip was angled by 45° (Fig. 1c, d) and the probe face was polished at an angle of 8° for better contact and to minimize specular reflection in the oral cavity. The probe tip was sterilized with alcohol before and after each measurement. The probe slightly touched the tissue surface to make good physical contact. Due to time constraint in the operating room (OR), three repeated measurements were carried out from normal tissue (outside of the treated tumor area) and three (pre-PDT) and five (post-PDT) independent measurements were taken from tumor tissue to investigate the statistical power and repeatability of our non-invasive measurements. Independent measurements were obtained by putting the hand-held probe each time at slightly different spatial positions.

For the analysis of diffuse fluorescence spectroscopy (DFS), the fluorescence signal intensity was normalized by the acquisition time of CCD and background subtracted tissue fluorescence was normalized by diffuse reflectance spectra [33

33. J. Wu, M. S. Feld, and R. P. Rava, “Analytical model for extracting intrinsic fluorescence in turbid media,” Appl. Opt. 32(19), 3585–3595 (1993). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

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36. A. Bogaards, H. J. Sterenborg, and B. Wilson, “In vivo quantification of fluorescent molecular markers in real-time: A review to evaluate the performance of five existing methods,” Photodiagn. Photodyn. Ther. 4(3), 170–178 (2007). [CrossRef]

]. Normalized tissue fluorescence (Fn(λ)) was modeled as linear contributions of HPPH fluorescence (FHPPH (λ)) and autofluorescence (Faf (λ)) [35

35. W. J. Cottrell, A. R. Oseroff, and T. H. Foster, “Portable instrument that integrates irradiation with fluorescence and reflectance spectroscopies during clinical photodynamic therapy of cutaneous disease,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 77(6), 064302 (2006). [CrossRef]

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37. J. C. Finlay, D. L. Conover, E. L. Hull, and T. H. Foster, “Porphyrin bleaching and PDT-induced spectral changes are irradiance dependent in ALA-sensitized normal rat skin in vivo,” Photochem. Photobiol. 73(1), 54–63 (2001). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

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38. B. Kruijt, S. Kascakova, H. S. de Bruijn, A. van der Ploeg-van den Heuvel, H. J. Sterenborg, D. J. Robinson, and A. Amelink, “In vivo quantification of chromophore concentration using fluorescence differential path length spectroscopy,” J. Biomed. Opt. 14(3), 034022 (2009). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

]:

 Fn(λ) =CHPPH×FHPPH(λ)+Caf×Faf(λ). 
(2)

Here CHPPH and Caf are spectral amplitudes of HPPH and background autofluorescence, respectively. HPPH fluorescence spectra basis was obtained by measuring HPPH in a cuvette and autofluorescence basis was obtained by averaging five independent measurements from a patient prior to HPPH administration (Fig. 2d). Figure 2c shows the representative measured tumor fluorescence having HPPH fluorescence spectra component between 600nm and 800nm wavelength range with a peak at 668nm and background autofluorescence component, which possibly originated from several endogenous fluorophores such as collagen, elastin, keratin, and reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NADH) [39

39. D. C. de Veld, M. Skurichina, M. J. Witjes, R. P. Duin, H. J. Sterenborg, and J. L. Roodenburg, “Autofluorescence and diffuse reflectance spectroscopy for oral oncology,” Lasers Surg. Med. 36(5), 356–364 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

]. In our analysis, measured tissue fluorescence data from 600nm to 800nm were fitted (lsqnonlin, Matlab) to extract CHPPH and Caf and changes in CHPPH due to photobleaching is reported in the Results section (Fig. 3e
Fig. 3 Extracted functional parameters from a head and neck patient before and after PDT. a) Relative blood flow (rBF(%)). b) Blood volume fraction (BVF (%)). c) Blood oxygen saturation (StO2 (%)). d) HPPH concentration (µM). e) HPPH fluorescence (normalized). f) STAT3 cross-linking.
).

2.3. STAT3 crosslinking analysis

A tumor biopsy was taken from the PDT-treated region for Western blotting (Fig. 3f) within minutes after non-invasive optical measurements were completed. The oxidative cross-linking of STAT3 as a function of photoreaction in the treatment field was determined as described elsewhere [7

7. B. W. Henderson, C. Daroqui, E. Tracy, L. A. Vaughan, G. M. Loewen, M. T. Cooper, and H. Baumann, “Cross-linking of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3--a molecular marker for the photodynamic reaction in cells and tumors,” Clin. Cancer Res. 13(11), 3156–3163 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

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8. W. Liu, A. R. Oseroff, and H. Baumann, “Photodynamic therapy causes cross-linking of signal transducer and activator of transcription proteins and attenuation of interleukin-6 cytokine responsiveness in epithelial cells,” Cancer Res. 64(18), 6579–6587 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

]. Briefly, the tissue sample was homogenized and extracted proteins were separated on 6% SDS-polyacrylamide gels. The proteins were transferred to nitrocellulose membranes and reacted overnight with antibodies to STAT3 (Santa Cruz Biotechnology). Detection of immune complexes was performed by using enhanced chemiluminescence (ECL) (Pierce Chemical). ECL images were recorded on X-ray films and pixel values at each band were integrated using the ImageQuant TL program (Amersham Biosciences). PDT-induced cross-linking was expressed as the percentage conversion of monomeric STAT3 into the dimeric complex I. FaDu (human hypopharyngeal carcinoma) cells, treated in vitro with 200 nanomol/ml HPPH and 3 J/cm2 of 665 nm light, were used as positive control.

3. Results and discussion

Another useful parameter for monitoring PDT is to monitor changes in the PS. PS preferentially accumulates in tumor tissue compared to normal tissue [41

41. B. C. Wilson, M. S. Patterson, and L. Lilge, “Implicit and explicit dosimetry in photodynamic therapy:a new paradigm,” Lasers Med. Sci. 12(3), 182–199 (1997). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

]. During PDT, PS may photobleach due to several possible mechanisms (e.g. generation of singlet oxygen) [41

41. B. C. Wilson, M. S. Patterson, and L. Lilge, “Implicit and explicit dosimetry in photodynamic therapy:a new paradigm,” Lasers Med. Sci. 12(3), 182–199 (1997). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

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42. I. Georgakoudi, M. G. Nichols, and T. H. Foster, “The mechanism of Photofrin photobleaching and its consequences for photodynamic dosimetry,” Photochem. Photobiol. 65(1), 135–144 (1997). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

] and PS photobleaching may play an important role in determining deposited PDT dose [41

41. B. C. Wilson, M. S. Patterson, and L. Lilge, “Implicit and explicit dosimetry in photodynamic therapy:a new paradigm,” Lasers Med. Sci. 12(3), 182–199 (1997). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

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43. C. Sheng, P. J. Hoopes, T. Hasan, and B. W. Pogue, “Photobleaching-based dosimetry predicts deposited dose in ALA-PpIX PDT of rodent esophagus,” Photochem. Photobiol. 83(3), 738–748 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

]. HPPH drug uptake could be quantified by analyzing reflectance spectra. As Fig. 1d shows, reflectance spectra exhibited a small dip at ~665 nm, at HPPH absorption peak above 500 nm wavelength (above Soret band) region. Multi-wavelength fitting algorithm allowed simultaneous quantification of absolute HPPH drug concentration and vascular parameters. Our results (Fig. 3d) showed higher HPPH uptake in tumor compared to normal tissue. The tumor to normal tissue ratio of the drug uptake was ~2.3, a value that is within the previously published range [44

44. D. A. Bellnier, B. W. Henderson, R. K. Pandey, W. R. Potter, and T. J. Dougherty, “Murine pharmacokinetics and antitumor efficacy of the photodynamic sensitizer 2-[1-hexyloxyethyl]-2-devinyl pyropheophorbide-a,” J. Photochem. Photobiol. B 20(1), 55–61 (1993). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

]. After PDT, HPPH drug concentration at the tumor site decreased due to photobleaching by ~41%, whereas normal tissue drug concentration was similar to the pre-PDT value.

This study particularly focused on the changes in functional parameters due to PDT, but it may also be valuable to look into a possible correlation of pretreatment levels and PDT efficacy in the future. If we compare between tumor and normal tissue, we see that tumor hemodynamic parameters were similar to normal values at pretreatment. It is believed that malignant tumors normally show higher blood flow and blood volume and lower oxygen saturation [45

45. P. Vaupel, F. Kallinowski, and P. Okunieff, “Blood flow, oxygen and nutrient supply, and metabolic microenvironment of human tumors: a review,” Cancer Res. 49(23), 6449–6465 (1989). [PubMed]

]. Certainly it is not easy to make conclusive remarks from one patient data but there may be several possible explanations. It is possible that normal tissue measured away from the tumor and treatment area was not representative of normal tissue adjacent to the tumor. In our ongoing studies we will measure a region close enough to tumor tissue so that it will get PDT treatment light but also far enough so that it can safely be regarded as normal tissue. It is also possible that the depth and the thickness of the tumor were small so that DRS and DCS probed more stroma tissue below the tumor compared to DFS, which probed superficial tumor in a greater extent due to its shorter source-detector separation and wavelength. Differential path-length spectroscopy, a technique for preferential detection of superficial photons at shallow depths, has shown significant differences in StO2 and bvf in oral mucosa [46

46. A. Amelink, O. P. Kaspers, H. J. Sterenborg, J. E. van der Wal, J. L. Roodenburg, and M. J. Witjes, “Non-invasive measurement of the morphology and physiology of oral mucosa by use of optical spectroscopy,” Oral Oncol. 44(1), 65–71 (2008). [CrossRef]

], bronchial mucosa [47

47. M. P. Bard, A. Amelink, V. N. Hegt, W. J. Graveland, H. J. Sterenborg, H. C. Hoogsteden, and J. G. Aerts, “Measurement of hypoxia-related parameters in bronchial mucosa by use of optical spectroscopy,” Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 171(10), 1178–1184 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

], and breast tissue [48

48. R. L. P. Veen, A. Amelink, M. Menke-Pluymers, C. Pol, and H. J. C. M. Sterenborg, “Optical biopsy of breast tissue using differential path-length spectroscopy,” Phys. Med. Biol. 50(11), 2573–2581 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

]. In general, it would be beneficial to have a depth sensitive probe with variable source detector separations as demonstrated recently [49

49. R. A. Schwarz, W. Gao, D. Daye, M. D. Williams, R. Richards-Kortum, and A. M. Gillenwater, “Autofluorescence and diffuse reflectance spectroscopy of oral epithelial tissue using a depth-sensitive fiber-optic probe,” Appl. Opt. 47(6), 825–834 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

]. Depending on its stage, it might happen that this tumor did not have contrast in vascularization but had higher StO2. A high level of StO2 may have therapeutic benefits since oxygen is required for PDT.

4. Conclusion

We presented preliminary results of photobleaching and changes in vascular parameters due to HPPH-mediated PDT in a recently initiated clinical study for head and neck cancer patients by utilizing non-invasive, fast diffuse optical techniques. HPPH-mediated PDT induced significant photobleaching and vascular destruction, causing substantial reduction of drug concentration, blood flow, oxygenation and blood volume fraction. The data indicate a qualitative agreement between non-invasive diffuse optical methods and a biopsy-based molecular marker, both reporting on photodynamic efficiency. Each parameter showed variable sensitivity to the therapy for this particular patient, thus emphasizing the need for simultaneous monitoring of multiple tissue parameters and the potential for individualized treatment planning. Therefore, extracted multi-parameters should be valuable for understanding and assessing the PDT dose adjustment and clinical response. Molecular analysis of the PDT reaction and non-invasively obtained functional parameters presented here have potentials to complement and support each other in evaluating PDT efficacy. The ongoing clinical trial and collection of data generating statistically significant data sets will assist in this endeavor.

Acknowledgements

This paper is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Allan Oseroff. This research is supported by RPCI Startup Grant (U. Sunar) and NCI CA55791 (B. W. Henderson). We are grateful to Dr. R. K. Pandey for providing the HPPH drug.

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M. A. Biel, “Photodynamic therapy treatment of early oral and laryngeal cancers,” Photochem. Photobiol. 83(5), 1063–1068 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

4.

I. Georgakoudi and T. H. Foster, “Singlet oxygen- versus nonsinglet oxygen-mediated mechanisms of sensitizer photobleaching and their effects on photodynamic dosimetry,” Photochem. Photobiol. 67(6), 612–625 (1998). [PubMed]

5.

G. Yu, T. Durduran, C. Zhou, H. W. Wang, M. E. Putt, H. M. Saunders, C. M. Sehgal, E. Glatstein, A. G. Yodh, and T. M. Busch, “Noninvasive monitoring of murine tumor blood flow during and after photodynamic therapy provides early assessment of therapeutic efficacy,” Clin. Cancer Res. 11(9), 3543–3552 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

6.

D. A. Bellnier, W. R. Greco, G. M. Loewen, H. Nava, A. R. Oseroff, R. K. Pandey, T. Tsuchida, and T. J. Dougherty, “Population pharmacokinetics of the photodynamic therapy agent 2-[1-hexyloxyethyl]-2-devinyl pyropheophorbide-a in cancer patients,” Cancer Res. 63(8), 1806–1813 (2003). [PubMed]

7.

B. W. Henderson, C. Daroqui, E. Tracy, L. A. Vaughan, G. M. Loewen, M. T. Cooper, and H. Baumann, “Cross-linking of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3--a molecular marker for the photodynamic reaction in cells and tumors,” Clin. Cancer Res. 13(11), 3156–3163 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

8.

W. Liu, A. R. Oseroff, and H. Baumann, “Photodynamic therapy causes cross-linking of signal transducer and activator of transcription proteins and attenuation of interleukin-6 cytokine responsiveness in epithelial cells,” Cancer Res. 64(18), 6579–6587 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

9.

U. Sunar, H. Quon, T. Durduran, J. Zhang, J. Du, C. Zhou, G. Yu, R. Choe, A. Kilger, R. Lustig, L. Loevner, S. Nioka, B. Chance, and A. G. Yodh, “Noninvasive diffuse optical measurement of blood flow and blood oxygenation for monitoring radiation therapy in patients with head and neck tumors: a pilot study,” J. Biomed. Opt. 11(6), 064021 (2006). [CrossRef]

10.

D. J. Pine, D. A. Weitz, P. M. Chaikin, and E. Herbolzheimer, “Diffusing wave spectroscopy,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 60(12), 1134–1137 (1988). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

11.

C. Cheung, J. P. Culver, K. Takahashi, J. H. Greenberg, and A. G. Yodh, “In vivo cerebrovascular measurement combining diffuse near-infrared absorption and correlation spectroscopies,” Phys. Med. Biol. 46(8), 2053–2065 (2001). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

12.

J. P. Culver, T. Durduran, D. Furuya, C. Cheung, J. H. Greenberg, and A. G. Yodh, “Diffuse optical tomography of cerebral blood flow, oxygenation, and metabolism in rat during focal ischemia,” J. Cereb. Blood Flow Metab. 23(8), 911–924 (2003). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

13.

T. Durduran, R. Choe, G. Yu, C. Zhou, J. C. Tchou, B. J. Czerniecki, and A. G. Yodh, “Diffuse optical measurement of blood flow in breast tumors,” Opt. Lett. 30(21), 2915–2917 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

14.

U. Sunar, S. Makonnen, C. Zhou, T. Durduran, G. Yu, H. W. Wang, W. M. F. Lee, and A. G. Yodh, “Hemodynamic responses to antivascular therapy and ionizing radiation assessed by diffuse optical spectroscopies,” Opt. Express 15(23), 15507–15516 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

15.

M. Heckmeier, S. E. Skipetrov, G. Maret, and R. Maynard, “Imaging of dynamic heterogeneities in multiple-scattering media,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 14(1), 185–191 (1997). [CrossRef]

16.

T. Binzoni, T. S. Leung, D. Rüfenacht, and D. T. Delpy, “Absorption and scattering coefficient dependence of laser-Doppler flowmetry models for large tissue volumes,” Phys. Med. Biol. 51(2), 311–333 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

17.

G. Maret and P. E. Wolf, “Multiple Light-Scattering from Disordered Media - the Effect of Brownian-Motion of Scatterers,” Z. Phys. B Condens. Matter 65(4), 409–413 (1987). [CrossRef]

18.

G. Yu, T. Durduran, C. Zhou, T. C. Zhu, J. C. Finlay, T. M. Busch, S. B. Malkowicz, S. M. Hahn, and A. G. Yodh, “Real-time in situ monitoring of human prostate photodynamic therapy with diffuse light,” Photochem. Photobiol. 82(5), 1279–1284 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

19.

C. Zhou, G. Yu, D. Furuya, J. Greenberg, A. Yodh, and T. Durduran, “Diffuse optical correlation tomography of cerebral blood flow during cortical spreading depression in rat brain,” Opt. Express 14(3), 1125–1144 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

20.

P. J. Berne, and R. Pecora, Dynamic Light Scattering (Wiley, New York, 1976).

21.

D. A. Boas, L. E. Campbell, and A. G. Yodh, “Scattering and Imaging with Diffusing Temporal Field Correlations,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 75(9), 1855–1858 (1995). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

22.

D. A. Boas and A. G. Yodh, “Spatially varying dynamical properties of turbid media probed with diffusing temporal light correlation,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 14(1), 192–215 (1997). [CrossRef]

23.

P. Zakharov, A. Völker, A. Buck, B. Weber, and F. Scheffold, “Quantitative modeling of laser speckle imaging,” Opt. Lett. 31(23), 3465–3467 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

24.

P. Zakharov, A. C. Völker, M. T. Wyss, F. Haiss, N. Calcinaghi, C. Zunzunegui, A. Buck, F. Scheffold, and B. Weber, “Dynamic laser speckle imaging of cerebral blood flow,” Opt. Express 17(16), 13904–13917 (2009). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

25.

P. Zakharov, A. Volker, A. Buck, B. Weber, and F. Scheffold, “Non-ergodicity correction in laser speckle biomedical imaging,” Proc.SPIE 6631 (2009).

26.

T. J. Farrell, M. S. Patterson, and B. Wilson, “A diffusion theory model of spatially resolved, steady-state diffuse reflectance for the noninvasive determination of tissue optical properties in vivo,” Med. Phys. 19(4), 879–888 (1992). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

27.

A. Kienle and M. S. Patterson, “Improved solutions of the steady-state and the time-resolved diffusion equations for reflectance from a semi-infinite turbid medium,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 14(1), 246–254 (1997). [CrossRef]

28.

S. L. Jacques, “Origins of tissue optical properties in the UVA, visible, and NIR regions,” OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics on Advances in Optical Imaging and Photon Migration 2, 364–371 (1996).

29.

J. R. Mourant, T. Fuselier, J. Boyer, T. M. Johnson, and I. J. Bigio, “Predictions and measurements of scattering and absorption over broad wavelength ranges in tissue phantoms,” Appl. Opt. 36(4), 949–957 (1997). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

30.

P. R. Bargo, S. A. Prahl, T. T. Goodell, R. A. Sleven, G. Koval, G. Blair, and S. L. Jacques, “In vivo determination of optical properties of normal and tumor tissue with white light reflectance and an empirical light transport model during endoscopy,” J. Biomed. Opt. 10(3), 034018 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

31.

H. W. Wang, T. C. Zhu, M. E. Putt, M. Solonenko, J. Metz, A. Dimofte, J. Miles, D. L. Fraker, E. Glatstein, S. M. Hahn, and A. G. Yodh, “Broadband reflectance measurements of light penetration, blood oxygenation, hemoglobin concentration, and drug concentration in human intraperitoneal tissues before and after photodynamic therapy,” J. Biomed. Opt. 10(1), 014004 (2005). [CrossRef]

32.

P. R. Bargo, “Optical measurements for quality control in photodynamic therapy,” (OGI, 2003).

33.

J. Wu, M. S. Feld, and R. P. Rava, “Analytical model for extracting intrinsic fluorescence in turbid media,” Appl. Opt. 32(19), 3585–3595 (1993). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

34.

M. G. Müller, I. Georgakoudi, Q. Zhang, J. Wu, and M. S. Feld, “Intrinsic fluorescence spectroscopy in turbid media: disentangling effects of scattering and absorption,” Appl. Opt. 40(25), 4633–4646 (2001). [CrossRef]

35.

W. J. Cottrell, A. R. Oseroff, and T. H. Foster, “Portable instrument that integrates irradiation with fluorescence and reflectance spectroscopies during clinical photodynamic therapy of cutaneous disease,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 77(6), 064302 (2006). [CrossRef]

36.

A. Bogaards, H. J. Sterenborg, and B. Wilson, “In vivo quantification of fluorescent molecular markers in real-time: A review to evaluate the performance of five existing methods,” Photodiagn. Photodyn. Ther. 4(3), 170–178 (2007). [CrossRef]

37.

J. C. Finlay, D. L. Conover, E. L. Hull, and T. H. Foster, “Porphyrin bleaching and PDT-induced spectral changes are irradiance dependent in ALA-sensitized normal rat skin in vivo,” Photochem. Photobiol. 73(1), 54–63 (2001). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

38.

B. Kruijt, S. Kascakova, H. S. de Bruijn, A. van der Ploeg-van den Heuvel, H. J. Sterenborg, D. J. Robinson, and A. Amelink, “In vivo quantification of chromophore concentration using fluorescence differential path length spectroscopy,” J. Biomed. Opt. 14(3), 034022 (2009). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

39.

D. C. de Veld, M. Skurichina, M. J. Witjes, R. P. Duin, H. J. Sterenborg, and J. L. Roodenburg, “Autofluorescence and diffuse reflectance spectroscopy for oral oncology,” Lasers Surg. Med. 36(5), 356–364 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

40.

D. A. Bellnier, W. R. Greco, G. M. Loewen, H. Nava, A. R. Oseroff, and T. J. Dougherty, “Clinical pharmacokinetics of the PDT photosensitizers porfimer sodium (Photofrin), 2-[1-hexyloxyethyl]-2-devinyl pyropheophorbide-a (Photochlor) and 5-ALA-induced protoporphyrin IX,” Lasers Surg. Med. 38(5), 439–444 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

41.

B. C. Wilson, M. S. Patterson, and L. Lilge, “Implicit and explicit dosimetry in photodynamic therapy:a new paradigm,” Lasers Med. Sci. 12(3), 182–199 (1997). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

42.

I. Georgakoudi, M. G. Nichols, and T. H. Foster, “The mechanism of Photofrin photobleaching and its consequences for photodynamic dosimetry,” Photochem. Photobiol. 65(1), 135–144 (1997). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

43.

C. Sheng, P. J. Hoopes, T. Hasan, and B. W. Pogue, “Photobleaching-based dosimetry predicts deposited dose in ALA-PpIX PDT of rodent esophagus,” Photochem. Photobiol. 83(3), 738–748 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

44.

D. A. Bellnier, B. W. Henderson, R. K. Pandey, W. R. Potter, and T. J. Dougherty, “Murine pharmacokinetics and antitumor efficacy of the photodynamic sensitizer 2-[1-hexyloxyethyl]-2-devinyl pyropheophorbide-a,” J. Photochem. Photobiol. B 20(1), 55–61 (1993). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

45.

P. Vaupel, F. Kallinowski, and P. Okunieff, “Blood flow, oxygen and nutrient supply, and metabolic microenvironment of human tumors: a review,” Cancer Res. 49(23), 6449–6465 (1989). [PubMed]

46.

A. Amelink, O. P. Kaspers, H. J. Sterenborg, J. E. van der Wal, J. L. Roodenburg, and M. J. Witjes, “Non-invasive measurement of the morphology and physiology of oral mucosa by use of optical spectroscopy,” Oral Oncol. 44(1), 65–71 (2008). [CrossRef]

47.

M. P. Bard, A. Amelink, V. N. Hegt, W. J. Graveland, H. J. Sterenborg, H. C. Hoogsteden, and J. G. Aerts, “Measurement of hypoxia-related parameters in bronchial mucosa by use of optical spectroscopy,” Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 171(10), 1178–1184 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

48.

R. L. P. Veen, A. Amelink, M. Menke-Pluymers, C. Pol, and H. J. C. M. Sterenborg, “Optical biopsy of breast tissue using differential path-length spectroscopy,” Phys. Med. Biol. 50(11), 2573–2581 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

49.

R. A. Schwarz, W. Gao, D. Daye, M. D. Williams, R. Richards-Kortum, and A. M. Gillenwater, “Autofluorescence and diffuse reflectance spectroscopy of oral epithelial tissue using a depth-sensitive fiber-optic probe,” Appl. Opt. 47(6), 825–834 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

50.

S. Gross, A. Gilead, A. Scherz, M. Neeman, and Y. Salomon, “Monitoring photodynamic therapy of solid tumors online by BOLD-contrast MRI,” Nat. Med. 9(10), 1327–1331 (2003). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

51.

T. H. Pham, R. Hornung, M. W. Berns, Y. Tadir, and B. J. Tromberg, “Monitoring tumor response during photodynamic therapy using near-infrared photon-migration spectroscopy,” Photochem. Photobiol. 73(6), 669–677 (2001). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

52.

D. Roblyer, R. Richards-Kortum, K. Sokolov, A. K. El-Naggar, M. D. Williams, C. Kurachi, and A. M. Gillenwater, “Multispectral optical imaging device for in vivo detection of oral neoplasia,” J. Biomed. Opt. 13(2), 024019 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

53.

G. A. Wagnières, W. M. Star, and B. C. Wilson, “In vivo fluorescence spectroscopy and imaging for oncological applications,” Photochem. Photobiol. 68(5), 603–632 (1998). [PubMed]

54.

E. H. Moriyama, A. Kim, A. Bogaards, L. Lilge, and B. Wilson, “A ratiometric fluorescence imaging system for surgical guidance,” Adv. Opt. Technol. •••, 532368 (2008).

OCIS Codes
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.6480) Medical optics and biotechnology : Spectroscopy, speckle

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

History
Original Manuscript: April 13, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 21, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 23, 2010
Published: June 29, 2010

Virtual Issues
Vol. 5, Iss. 11 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Ulas Sunar, Daniel Rohrbach, Nestor Rigual, Erin Tracy, Ken Keymel, Michele T. Cooper, Heinz Baumann, and Barbara H. Henderson, "Monitoring photobleaching and hemodynamic responses to HPPH-mediated photodynamic therapy of head and neck cancer: a case report," Opt. Express 18, 14969-14978 (2010)
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  35. W. J. Cottrell, A. R. Oseroff, and T. H. Foster, “Portable instrument that integrates irradiation with fluorescence and reflectance spectroscopies during clinical photodynamic therapy of cutaneous disease,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 77(6), 064302 (2006). [CrossRef]
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  40. D. A. Bellnier, W. R. Greco, G. M. Loewen, H. Nava, A. R. Oseroff, and T. J. Dougherty, “Clinical pharmacokinetics of the PDT photosensitizers porfimer sodium (Photofrin), 2-[1-hexyloxyethyl]-2-devinyl pyropheophorbide-a (Photochlor) and 5-ALA-induced protoporphyrin IX,” Lasers Surg. Med. 38(5), 439–444 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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  43. C. Sheng, P. J. Hoopes, T. Hasan, and B. W. Pogue, “Photobleaching-based dosimetry predicts deposited dose in ALA-PpIX PDT of rodent esophagus,” Photochem. Photobiol. 83(3), 738–748 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  44. D. A. Bellnier, B. W. Henderson, R. K. Pandey, W. R. Potter, and T. J. Dougherty, “Murine pharmacokinetics and antitumor efficacy of the photodynamic sensitizer 2-[1-hexyloxyethyl]-2-devinyl pyropheophorbide-a,” J. Photochem. Photobiol. B 20(1), 55–61 (1993). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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