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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Photofrin

Photofrin (FOH-toh-frin)
A drug used to treat some types of cancer. When absorbed by cancer cells and exposed to light, Photofrin becomes active and kills the cancer cells. It is a type of photodynamic therapy agent. Also called porfimer sodium.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.