Photodynamic therapy for skin cancer treatment

Cancer Science & Therapy

ISSN: 1948-5956

Open Access

Photodynamic therapy for skin cancer treatment

3rd World Congress on Cancer Science & Therapy

October 21-23, 2013 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Francisco Airport, CA, USA

Humberto Cabrera

Accepted Abstracts: J Cancer Sci Ther

Abstract :

In this work we describe the use of two chlorin e-6 based photosensitizers (radachlorin? and photolon?) to treat multiple basal cell carcinomas. Local photodynamic therapy (PDT) was performed for 39 patients with 172 basal cell carcinomas. The presented data show a favorable response, with an overall rate of complete remission of 98.3% and acceptable functional and aesthetic results. Therefore radachlorin?-PDT and photolon?-PDT appear to be good promising options for treatment of basal cell carcinomas.

Biography :

Humberto Cabrera graduated in Physics in 1990 at the ?ST Kliment Ojhridski? University of Sofia (Bulgaria). He was receiving a master degree in optics at the ISPJAE University in Havana and later he developed his Ph.D. thesis at the Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research (IVIC). He was one the founder of the Applied Physics Centre at the IVIC-M?rida in which he is currently the head of the Applied Optics Laboratory and scientific leader of various research projects addressed to new laser technologies, industrial, and medical applications of lasers. The laboratory research is centered on optical techniques and methods for the characterization of media and processes in different scientific disciplines, in technology and biomedicine. It has facilities for thermal lens spectroscopy, classical, speckle and self-mixing interferometry, dynamical speckle techniques, and photodynamic therapy. Recently, he has studied the effect of chlorin derivatives in Venezuelan patients using photodynamic therapy method; using this protocol he has authored 4 works in 2012. In 2011, he was appointed Regular Associate Member of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy.


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