Disulfonated tetraphenyl chlorin (TPCS2a)-induced photochemical internalisation of bleomycin in patients with solid malignancies: a phase 1, dose-escalation, first-in-man trial

Published in: Lancet Oncology

Authors: Ahmed A Sultan, Waseem Jerjes, Kristian Berg, Anders Høgset, Charles A Mosse, Rifat Hamoudi, Zaid Hamdoon, Celia Simeon, Dawn Carnell, Martin Forster, Colin Hopper


Photochemical internalization with bleomycin was studied in a Phase 1, first-in-man trial for local recurrent, advanced, or metastatic H&N cancer. Modulight laser was used for activation of TPCS2a photosensitizer at the surface of the target tumor. 12 patients completed the 3-month follow-up, with maximum tolerated dose of TPCS2a being established to 1.0 mg/kg.


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