UTSA Professor is taking a novel approach to wiping out cancer

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Dr. Matthew Gdovin, a UTSA physiology professor, is taking a novel approach to wiping out cancer. He just applied for a patent for his method, which involves injecting a solution into a cancerous tumor and shining ultraviolet light on the area. When activated by light, the solution causes cancer cells to kill themselves.

He’s been working with triple negative breast cancer, one of the most aggressive types, and has been able to stop tumors from growing as well as kill 95 percent or more of cancerous cells in under two hours with one treatment. Dr. Gdovin is hoping his treatment could help people with hard to reach tumors, and people or children unable to withstand complications of radiation or chemotherapy.

Tune in at 7:30 p.m. Friday as SciTech Now goes inside Dr. Gdovin's UTSA lab to learn more about this innovative therapy.

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