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Phototherapy Treats Metastatic Disease Using Light-Sensitive Drugs

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A new study could expand the use of phototherapy for treating metastatic disease. Researchers have demonstrated the treatment of disseminated cancer by delivering photoactivatable drugs within tissues and inside cells in vivo. According to the study, which was done at Washington University School of Medicine, light emitted as part of traditional cancer-imaging techniques to locate metastatic tumors also can trigger light-sensitive drugs. The study shows that when photosensitive drugs are packaged into nanoparticles that target irradiated cancer cells, the light-sensitive drug can...Read full article

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