Archive: Show #14

Your Health

The field item in Show #14 deals with a new treatment known as Photo Dynamic Therapy, or PDT. It uses photo-sensitive drugs and a laser beam to treat disease. It looks as if PDT may also be an effective weapon against cancer. So why is it so hard to get? That will be explored in the studio discussion, but first, the story of how PDT saved one man's life when he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. The studio guests are Dr. Bill Evans, Executive Vice President of Cancer Care Ontario, and Dr. Brian Wilson, a pioneer in the research of Photo dynamic therapy, and the director of the Ontario Cancer Institute at Toronto's Princess Margaret Hospital. They discuss why PDT isn't more widely available and who decides these things for us. Dr. Paul Caldwell's subject this week is fractures.
Aired:
Jul 13, 2002
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