The Canadian Press

1999-11-25 | Light-Kills-Tumours

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Toronto researchers said a treatment called photodynamic therapy could be a powerful new weapon in the battle against cancer. The light-activated drugs generate chemicals that kill the cancer cells, either directly or by destroying the blood vessels supplying the tumor. Ontario Cancer Institute researcher Dr. Brian Wilson said PDT was an effective addition to more standard cancer treatments, such as radiation and chemotherapy. He also said on Nov. 25 that the technique could be used to treat other diseases.

Date: 1999-11-25
Placeline: Toronto, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 26 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << we see, the use of light to activate the drugs as a very powerful, concept not just for cancer treatment but for a whole range of other conditions and so are, short term goals are and intermediate term goes if you will are to see this as a form of treatment becoming more available to patients, across a wider range of of, conditions >>

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