News Column

New Breast Cancer Data Have Been Reported by Investigators at Shimadzu Corporation (Indocyanine Green-lactosome and Near-infrared Light-based...

September 10, 2014



New Breast Cancer Data Have Been Reported by Investigators at Shimadzu Corporation (Indocyanine Green-lactosome and Near-infrared Light-based Intraoperative Imaging and Photodynamic Therapy for Metastatic Bone Tumors)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- A new study on Oncology is now available. According to news reporting originating from Kyoto, Japan, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "The reduction of local recurrence of metastatic spinal tuomors after intratumoral excision improves the quality of life."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Shimadzu Corporation, "We have developed a novel photodynamic therapy (PDT) comprising an indocyanine green (ICG)-labeld nanocarrier (ICG-lactosome) and near-infrared light for use as an intraoperative adjuvant therapy. ICG-lactosomes accumulated in bone metastases from breast cancer because of enhanced permeability and retention effect. The cytotoxic effects of this novel PDT on human breast cancer cells were confirmed."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "ICU-lactosomes enable selective tumor imaging and represent a potential new PDT photosensitizer for adjuvant therapy during surgery for bone metastases from human breast cancer."

For more information on this research see: Indocyanine Green-lactosome and Near-infrared Light-based Intraoperative Imaging and Photodynamic Therapy for Metastatic Bone Tumors. Journal of Photopolymer Science and Technology, 2014;27(4):449-452. Journal of Photopolymer Science and Technology can be contacted at: Technical Assoc Photopolymers,Japan, Chiba Univ, Faculty Engineering, Yayoicho, Chiba, 263-8522, Japan (see also Oncology).

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting T. Tsukanishi, Shimadzu Co Ltd, Technol Res Lab, Kyoto 6190237, Japan. Additional authors for this research include T. Funayama, E. Ozeki, I. Hara, T. Abe, S. Onishi, M. Yamazaki and M. Sakane.

Keywords for this news article include: Kyoto, Japan, Asia, Biotechnology, Bone Research, Breast Cancer, Oncology, Photodynamic Therapy, Photodynamics, Phototherapy, Women's Health

Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world. Copyright 2014, NewsRx LLC


For more stories covering the world of technology, please see HispanicBusiness' Tech Channel



Source: Biotech Week


Story Tools






HispanicBusiness.com Facebook Linkedin Twitter RSS Feed Email Alerts & Newsletters