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Photo Dynamic Therapy (PDT)

Photodynamic Therapy is a non conventional light therapy for treatment of cancer. Photodynamic Therapy also known as PDT, uses photosensitive drugs (5-ALA, Foscan, Metvix, Tookad, WST09, WST11, Photofrin and Visudyne) which are trigged by light from a specific wavelength usually red or infrared on the light spectrum chart. The drugs are administered in different ways depending on the type of cancer being treated. When the light is applied to the drug it causes a singlet oxygen molecule to form which attacks the tumor and destroys it from the inside out. Photodynamic Therapy is a proven alternative treatment for many cancers. Clinical trials have taken place world wide and several hospitals do offer PDT as a primary cancer treatment.

Photodynamic Therapy in Wikipedia

Cancer Treatment Link

1. Cancer Light Therapy

2. Killing Cancer UK

3. Killing Cancer Canada

Learning about PDT

1. Photodynamic Therapy for Cancer

2. A novel approach to cancer treatment: Photodynamic therapy

3. Photodynamic Therapy Can Be Effective as a Treatment for Herpes Simplex Labialis

4. Photodynamic Therapy for the Treatment of Equine Periocular Squamous Cell Carinoma

5. 5-ALA mediated photodynamic therapy induces autophagic cell death via AMP-activated protein kinase

Recent News Articles

1. A ray of light can kill cancer cells without leaving terrible scars - so why are so few offered it?

2. A ray of light: Beams of light can now be used to diagnose AND treat cancer - so why aren't patients being told?

Photo Dynamic Therapy (PDT) Drug: Tookad

1. Tookad a Ray of Light for Men with Prostate Cancer

2. New drug may be light at the end of cancer

3. Let There Be Light

4. Publications by Dr. Wilson on Tookad

5. Photodynamic therapy for prostate cancer

6. Video Interview of Tom Kerber, President of Kerber Applied Research (The third video on the right)

Other PDT Drugs: Photofrin, 5ALA, Etc.

1. Roswell Park Cancer Institute

2. Metvix PDT

3. Quest Pharmatech Inc.

4. Foscan - PR Web

5. Biolitec Pharma

6. Study Examining Photofrin PDT with Omeprazole Data Disclosed

7. RMC Professor Co-Winner of $100,000 Award for Groundbreaking Research

8. Queen’s-RMC research duo wins $100,000 national innovation award

9. Gliolan 30mg/ml powder for oral solution

Watch videos on PDT Patients - Louise Longman and others at

Developers of new LED technology for high powered lights

1. Golden Horshoe Bioscience Network's newsletter (Fall 2007 page 3 and also Spring 2007 page 3)

2. Light Sciences Oncology

3. Kerber Applied Research

4. Photo Therapeutics

5. Biolitec

6. Illumacell LED Technology

Other Information

1. Photodynamic Therapy

2. Mayo Clinic: Photodynamic Therapy

3. Next Generation Photodynamic Therapy and Sonodynamic Therapy

4. London Health Sciences

5. Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers

6. The Dove Clinic

7. PDT Forum

8. Skin Care Review: Photo Dynamic Therapy

9. PDT Video

10. BC Cancer Foundation

11. Versatile Photosensitizers for Photodynamic Therapy at Infrared Excitation

12. Photodynamic Therapy Update 2007

PDT for Other Cancers and Diseases

Age Related Macular Degeneration

1. RNIB in UK

2. QLT Inc.

Autoimmune Skin Ulcer

1. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences

Autoimmune Skin Ulcer

1. Periodontal Diseases

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