Towards Photodynamic Image-Guided Surgery of Head and Neck Tumors: Photodynamic Priming Improves Delivery and Diagnostic Accuracy of Cetuximab-IRDye800CW

Published in: Frontiers in Oncology

Authors: Chanda Bhandari, John Fakhry, Menitte Eroy, Jane Junghwa Song, Kimberley Samkoe, Tayyaba Hasan, Kenneth Hoyt, Girgis Obaid


The study showed that photodynamic priming (subtherapeutic doses of light using ML6500) of tumor microenvironment with nanoliposomal BPD is highly beneficial for delivery of antibodies (Cet-IR800) to H&N tumor in mice. Priming significantly improved the tumor accumulation of Cet-IR800 and diagnostic accuracy of tumor detection, as monitored with fluroescence imaging.


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