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Photodynamic Therapy - from Basic Science to Clinical Research

Natalia Inada

University of Sao Paulo

Dr. Natalia M. Inada is currently working directly on the development of clinical projects such as the "Photodynamic Therapy Brazil for Non-melanoma Skin Cancer", she was awarded for her work many times, including the Mercosur Prize for Science and Technology (2016), the PDT Clinical Trial Excellence (2017), and Poster of Merit (2019), by the International Photodynamic Association.


Hilde Buzzá

University of Sao Paulo

Dr. Hilde Buzzá is currently working as a postdoctoral fellow focusing on the combination of Photodynamic Therapy and Photothermal Therapy.

Kate Cristina Blanco

University of Sao Paulo

Dr. Kate Cristina Blanco graduated in Biomedicine and has obtained a Ph.D. degree in Applied Microbiology (2013) and is a postdoctoral fellow at the São Carlos Institute of Physics since 2014.

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Lucas Dias

University of Sao Paulo

Dr. Dias has published 19 peer-reviewed papers in national/international journals and has authored more than 40 communications (oral and posters) in national/international scientific meetings, in addition, he is an inventor of 1 patent.


Reactive Oxygen Species Production Cell Death Mechanisms Subcellular Targeting Optimization Microbial Control Biofilms Combined Therapy Light Delivery Dosimetry Photosensitizers Drug Delivery Photodynamic Therapy

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The photodynamic therapy technique has advanced exponentially and clinical applications have already reached a vast majority of medical areas such as ophthalmology, dermatology, gynecology, gastroenterology, neurology, oncology, pneumology, immunology. These advances are mainly due to the development of basic research of excellence, with greater understanding of the mechanisms of action of photosensitizers, associated with the improvement of the drug delivery and combined techniques. Advancing the development of high-tech diagnostic and treatment systems associated with low-cost portable devices is an essential step towards the expansion of photodynamic therapy worldwide. Greater interest from funders (public and private) is needed to enable this technique to be implemented throughout the health system, and especially in the public system.

In this book, Photodynamic Therapy - from Basic Science to Clinical Research, we will present the current state of the art, addressing topics thoroughly explored by renowned research groups. We want these chapters to inspire readers for the diffusion of photodynamic therapy, as well as, to encourage for more research and development to translate this technique from basics to clinics.

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Date completed: July 1st 2020

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Deadline for full chapters: September 20th 2020

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Review results due: December 9th 2020

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Expected publication date: February 7th 2021

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Natalia Inada

University of Sao Paulo

Natalia M. Inada obtains a B.S. degree in Pharmacy and Ph.D. degree in Medical Pathophysiology from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP, Brazil). She is currently holding a position as a Research Scientist at the University of São Paulo (USP, São Carlos Institute of Physics, Brazil), leading the Microbial Control and Cell Culture Labs at the Biophotonics Group, working directly on the development of clinical projects such as the “CerCa Solutions for diagnosis and treatment of Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia”, and "Photodynamic Therapy Brazil for Non-melanoma Skin Cancer". She is the coordinator of projects improving the photodynamic therapy with nanodelivery systems. She has published numerous scientific papers and book chapters, and was awarded for her work many times, including the Mercosur Prize for Science and Technology (2016), the PDT Clinical Trial Excellence (2017), and Poster of Merit (2019), by the International Photodynamic Association.

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