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New LED therapy for skin cancer

New LED therapy for skin cancer

Monday 09 February 2015

A faculty member at the Tehran University of Medical Sciences has claimed that Iran could use LED to treat skin cancer.

Gholamreza Esmaili says that, following the advent of laser technology and access to good quality light, major changes took place in the treatment of diseases in areas including ophthalmology and dermatology. However, there are limitations to the use of laser due to high cost and some features of laser sources. Since the introduction of LED light sources, there has a been a migration of treatments for a variety of skin and hair issues, primarily due to lower costs and the ability to treat larger surface areas.

According to Esmaili, LED has quickly achieved a “privileged position in the photodynamic therapy of malignant and benign skin lesions”. He adds that LED is currently used along with optical sensors in the treatment of cancerous and precancerous skin lesions such as skin cancer stem cells and Actinic Keratosis.

Esmaili concludes that LED medical technology is fully developed in Iran, and that this technology can be made available to physicians and patients for the treatment of dermatological diseases.


  1. MEHR News Agency:
    Iran to use LED in skin cancer treatment.
  2. BIZLED Magazine:
    Iran to use LED to treat skin cancer.


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