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Mayo Clinic doctors and scientists are studying new ways of using photodynamic therapy to treat cancer and precancerous conditions, such as Barrett's esophagus with high-grade dysplasia.

Mayo Clinic doctors are credited with early research into this treatment that sparked greater interest in using photodynamic therapy to treat cancer.

Cancer research is conducted in coordination with the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center receives funding from the National Cancer Institute and is designated as a comprehensive cancer center — recognition for an institution's scientific excellence and multidisciplinary resources focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.


See a list of publications by Mayo Clinic authors on photodynamic therapy on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

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Photodynamic therapy care at Mayo Clinic

Aug. 09, 2017
  1. Bolognia JL, et al. Photodynamic therapy. In: Dermatology. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Elsevier Limited; 2012. Accessed Jan. 9, 2017.
  2. Photodynamic therapy for cancer. National Cancer Institute. Accessed Jan. 9, 2017.
  3. Anderson CD, et al. Treatment options for locally advanced cholangiocarcinoma. Accessed Jan. 30, 2017.
  4. Morgan D. Early gastric cancer: Treatment, natural history and prognosis. Accessed Jan. 30, 2017.
  5. Yoon I, et al. Advance in photosensitizers and light delivery for photodynamic therapy. Clinical Endoscopy. 2013;46:7.
  6. Wolfsen HC, et al. Salvage photodynamic therapy for persistent esophageal cancer after chemoradiation therapy. Photodiagnosis & Photodynamic Therapy. 2006;3:11.
  7. Qumseya BJ, et al. Photodynamic therapy for Barrett's esophagus and esophageal carcinoma. Clinical Endoscopy. 2013;46:30.
  8. Wolfsen HC (expert opinion). Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Fla. Feb. 2, 2017.