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Photodynamic Therapy for Mesothelioma

Researchers are making steady progress in the search for new mesothelioma treatments, and photodynamic therapy (or PDT) has shown a lot of promise. This type of treatment involves a drug ─ referred to as a photosensitizer or photosensitizing agent ─ that is given to a patient intravenously, absorbed into the body and then activated by a special light. When activated, the drug produces a type of oxygen that kills the cells around it, specifically cancer cells.

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