- Teamwork. At Mayo Clinic, doctors from a variety of specialties work together to create multidisciplinary teams to care for people considering photodynamic therapy. Your medical team works with you to create a treatment plan that meets your needs.
- Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors have experience performing photodynamic therapy for a wide variety of diseases and conditions.
- Expertise. In the 1960s, Mayo Clinic doctors conducted pioneering studies that generated interest in using photodynamic therapy as a cancer treatment. Mayo Clinic doctors and scientists continue to perfect the use of photodynamic therapy.
- Comprehensive cancer center. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognizes scientific excellence and a multidisciplinary approach to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
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