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Scientists Activate New Cancer Drug Using Light and Oxygen

... is triggered by a laser light, a process known as photodynamic therapy (PDT). In a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Dr. Gang Zheng, Senior Scientist - Division of Biophysics and Bioimaging, Joey and Toby Tanenbaum/Brazilian Ball Chair for Prostate Cancer Res...

New Approach to Treating Precancerous Esophagus Condition

...pproach, in use for the past 10 years, is known as photodynamic therapy. It involves a photosensitizing agent that...ss invasive than surgery and better tolerated than photodynamic therapy," Pavey said. "This approach has the potential to dramatically alter the way we treat patien...

Photodynamic Therapy can Scramble the Immune System to Fight Cancer Spread

A light-triggered cancer treatment called photodynamic therapy (PDT) may be able to treat advanced cancer at the same time as targeting local tumours , according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer today (Tuesday). PDT is a relatively new way of treating cancer, still at an early sta...

No Carrier Necessary: This Drug Delivers Itself

...mproved depth penetration of HPPH using two-photon photodynamic therapy, research that recently was published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Source-Newswise SRM...

Spring is Time for Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness

...n FDA approval. ? Conventional laser therapy and photodynamic therapy are also treatments for wet AMD and have been approved by the FDA based on studies by the National Eye Institute (NEI). Source-Neswise SRM...

Nanoparticles Used by Researchers to Attack Brain Tumours

...t. It would also eliminate a common side effect of photodynamic therapy, in which healthy skin becomes sensitive t...al tissue – it could be any type of drug, not just photodynamic – and you could deliver higher doses of that drug for a more powerful punch,' says Rehemtulla.If nan...

Innovative treatment for Skin Cancer

...kin cancer patients." The instrument is based on photodynamic therapy (PDT). In this, a light source activates a photosensitive drug that kills the cancerous cells. PDT has several advantages over surgery. There is no scarring of the skin, pain is less as a lower level of light is used and there is no need for ...

Results for Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration Show Significant Vision Improvements

...disease. While 60 percent of the eyes treated with photodynamic therapy were legally blind at the end of the first...either receive Lucentis injections once a month or photodynamic therapy every three months for two years. Lucentis is designed to block new blood vessel growth an...

Vision restoration with a drug for macular degeneration

...her similar treatments. Another drug, Macugen, and photodynamic therapy can halt the advance of AMD. And there is preliminary evidence that Avastin, a drug used to treat cancer, may also potentially restore vision in a way similar to Lucentis." The Macular Disease Society said, "It is vital Lucentis is granted ...

Rise in Esophageal Cancer is emphasized by Richards’ deat

...burn the cells), cryotherapy (freezing the cells), photodynamic therapy (using light to kill the cells) and surgical removal of abnormal cells are some of them. Their efficiency in the long-term is yet to be found. GY...

Prevent Skin Cancer with Lifestyle Changes

... with surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and photodynamic therapies being the common modes of treatment . The M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston has been ranked among America’s top two cancer hospitals in the U.S. News & World Report. <br...

Infections Of The Oral Cavity Can Be Treated By Photodynamic Therapy

...he oral cavity can be effectively treated by using photodynamic therapy (PDT)//, argue researchers from the Univer...arch is being conducted to expand the potential of photodynamic therapy in the treatment of diseases other than cancer. Following approval of the drug Photofrin? ...

Light therapy devotes new hope in advanced lung cancer

...rson University Hospital, Philadelphia, have tried photodynamic therapy (PDT) alongside surgery in patients with this form of cancer. In PDT, a drug - in this case, photofrin - is injected and is taken up preferentially by cancer cells. It is then activated by exposing the tissue to a light beam. This causes pro...

Benign eye tumors being treated

...ous eye tumor that threatens clear vision.// Using photodynamic therapy, researchers successfully restored vision ...an expanding central blind spot. Researchers used photodynamic therapy to treat the detached retinas and shrink the tumors. Photodynamic therapy includes a light-s...

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