Hope4Cancer is the pioneering treatment center in the world for one of our signature anticancer therapies: Sono-Photo Dynamic Therapy (SPDT). This therapy uses a non-toxic sensitizer that selectively concentrates in cancer cells, and can be activated using predetermined sound (Sono-Dynamic Therapy) and light (Photo-Dynamic Therapy) frequencies. Introduced in 2004 (and with more than 2000 patients treated), Sono-Photo Dynamic Therapy has stood the test of time as a safe, non-toxic treatment approach for a variety of cancers.
The ability of light to penetrate the body to the depth of the cancerous tissue is essential to the success of Photo-Dynamic Therapy. We use a variety of light technologies at Hope4Cancer: Light beds provide full spectrum light to treat the entire body, affecting both local malignancies and areas of metastasis. Advanced pulsed LED light technology delivers LED light at greater depths of penetration than other available light sources. Our latest LED-based therapy, Abbalight Therapy, represents the leading edge of Photo-Dynamic technology in its ability to penetrate through inches of tissue, addressing deep-seated tumors.
Sono-Dynamic Therapy is accomplished using ultrasound technology, capable of delivering the appropriate sound frequency to activate the absorbed sensitizer. Sound can easily penetrate through human tissue, making Sono-Dynamic Therapy highly effective in treating deep-seated tumors.
Once activated, the sensitizer agent reacts with oxygen to release energy in the form of reactive oxygen species (ROS), effectively killing the cancer cells. Simultaneously, this release also damages the vascular network (which feeds nutrients to tumor cells) while rapidly recruiting immune cells to the cancer site, favoring the development of adaptive immunity. One of the common observations in our cancer patients is a drastic reduction in blood flow into the tumor, reducing the nutrition available for the sustenance of the surviving cancer cells.
Because of the sensitizer’s universal affinity to malignant cells, Sono-Photo Dynamic Therapy has been used to treat a variety cancers. These include but are not limited to breast cancer, colorectal cancer, prostate cancer, liver cancer, ovarian cancer, brain cancer, lung cancer, cervical cancer, melanoma, bone cancer, esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer, head and neck cancers, bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, uterine cancer, vaginal cancer, lymphoma, sarcomas, and leukemia.
Originally developed in the 1800s, Photo Dynamic Therapy was limited by the toxicity of agents and the weak penetration of available light sources. However, recent discoveries have allowed this treatment method to take advantage of non-toxic sensitizers that are also activated by sound.
Our clinics offer a comprehensive in-patient and take-home Sono-Photo Dynamic Therapy protocol combined with holistic treatment methods based on the Seven Key Principles of Cancer Therapy.