Photodynamic therapy explained by fruits and vegetables
If the vegetables could helps us to understand how we can cure brain cancer?
Photodynamic therapy is based on the local application of a photosensitizing product that the tumour cells absorb longer than healthy cells. After a period of time, when most of the healthy cells have eliminated the product, the area to be treated is treated with a specific laser light that leads to the destruction of cancerous cells including gliobastomas.
cancer, epigenetic, therapy, malignant, green, fruit, stop-motion, light
France, 2016, 4′
Directors: Salvo Manzone, Clément Dupont
Cinematographer: Matteo Baghino
Editing: Isabelle Putod
Production: Emanuela Righi, Sandrine Dupuy
Music: Hervé Le Dorlot, Clément Dupont alias Axisse
Subtitles: English, Italian
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The videos made were projected on October 17, 2016; during the ninth edition of the Imagine Science Films Festival in New York, inside the Symbiosis Film Competition.
Following this diffusion the film has aroused a lively interest, and several laudatory articles
“If the vegetables could helps us to understand how we can cure brain cancer? A inspiring and aesthetic film, which brings hope, showing how light can be used as a efficient treatment”
“The winning film Photodynamic Therapy was celebrated for its ability to use a unique approach of vegetables and fruits to explain light-directed therapy to remove malignant tumors”.
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