photodynamic therapy

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  • Efficacy and Safety Study of PDT Using Photofrin in Unresectable Advanced Perihilar Cholangiocarcinoma (OPUS) Scottsdale/Phoenix, AZ

    Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a combination of a drug, porfimer sodium (Photofrin), which is activated by a light from a laser that emits no heat. This technique works to allow the medical doctor to specifically target and destroy abnormal or cancer cells while limiting damage to surrounding healthy tissue. The activation of the drug is done by lighting the abnormal areas using a fiber optic device (very fine fiber like a fishing line that permits light transmission) inserted into a flexible tube with a light called cholangioscope for the bile duct. The light will activate the porfimer sodium concentrated in ...

  • Photodynamic Therapy in Treating Patients With Refractory Mycosis Fungoides Scottsdale/Phoenix, AZ

    This pilot phase II trial studies how well photodynamic therapy works in treating patients with mycosis fungoides that does not respond to treatment. Photodynamic therapy uses a drug, such as aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride, that becomes active when it is exposed to light. The activated drug may kill cancer cells.

  • Phase II Study of EUS-guided Verteporfin PDT in Solid Pancreatic Tumors Rochester, MN

    The goal of project is to target of locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC) with a photodynamic therapy (PDT) to evaluate response of tumor.


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