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Photodynamic Therapy

Company: Sanofi-aventis
Approval Status: Approved January, 1996
Treatment for: esophageal cancer
Areas: Cancer & Oncology

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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.

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Photodynamic Therapy Drug Information

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