PDT & CerCa Tx

PDT is a clinically proven successful treatment in the management of benign and malignant neoplastic diseases. The CerCa 150 System uses PDT as therapy to eliminate cervical dysplasia and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. Read more...

CerCa 150 System Features

See and Treat

  • Reduced time between detection and treatment
  • Simple and rapid ambulatory procedure
  • Real time evaluation of the photodynamic treatment

The CerCa project is a proposal for the eradication of cervical cancer in Latin America and throughout the world. Cervical cancer is the third most common cancer and the fourth leading cause of death in women worldwide. In 2008, an estimated of 529, 800 new cases were diagnosed and 275,100 deaths occurred worldwide due to cervical cancer, 86% of these cases occurred in developing countries, representing 13% of all cancers in women.

CerCa is focused on the detection and treatment of dysplasia and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (pre-cervical cancer stages), by utilizing technological innovations based on photodynamic therapy. It is a local and minimally invasive technique which combines the action of a photosensitizer (a compound or pro-drug which is absorbed by pre-cancerous and cancerous cells), light and oxygen free radicals to induce cancer cell death.