Mesothelioma is a form of pleural cancer originating primarily from asbestos exposure. There is currently no curative treatment available for this cancer and its prevalence is on the rise, hence new treatment options are urgently needed. To answer this need, Professors Timothy C. Zhu and Keith Cengel with their teams at University of Pennsylvania have for several years studied intraoperative photodynamic therapy, where photosensitive drug is locally activated with laser light, as a potential new adjunctive treatment for this aggressive disease. Their most recent publication continued the important work on improving the methods for planning and monitoring the treatment. This included a successful validation of a method for calculating the positions of light detectors in the thoracic cavity, hence enabling more fluent treatment flow of this procedure in the future.
Modulight is very happy to be supporting this research. We would like to deliver our warmest congratulations to the research team!#LaserSharpResearch #mesothelioma #pleuralPDT #treatmentmonitoring
About Modulight’s LASER-SHARP RESEARCH concept:
Modulight has launched a concept where our scientific board monthly highlights cutting-edge scientific research articles from our customers. Important selection criteria are that Modulight and laser product are mentioned in the publication, the impact and relevance of the results, clinical translatability, as well as scientific quality of the journal. The nominated research groups will be rewarded to encourage the great work done.
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