Photodynamic Therapy


Approval Status
Approved January, 1996

Treatment for
esophageal cancer

Cancer & Oncology

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) utilizes the light-activated drug, Photofrin, in combination with laser light of a specific wavelength and fiberoptic delivery devices to kill cancerous cells selectively with minimal side effects. The approval of PDT's laser system came in conjunction with the FDA approval of Photofrin to treat esophageal cancer.

Photodynamic Therapy Drug Information

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