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Sonodynamic therapy is a quack cancer treatment which claims to use ultrasound and light to enhance the cytotoxic effects of drugs described as "sonosensitizers." It has been tested in vitro and in animals, but the results are not considered compelling and it is rejected by both mainstream science and some woo-promoters alike.
It should not be confused with the entirely legitimate photodynamic therapy (PDT). No way were the inventors trying to capitalise on that when they named it, no sir.
A land of confusion
It's never a good sign when practitioners keep alternating between a wide set of science-sounding titles for the therapy itself (ranging from the utterly vague to the overly technical). Known aliases include:
- Sonodynamic therapy
- Activated therapy
- Sono Photo Dynamic Therapy (SPDT)
- Next Generation Photodynamic Therapy (NGPDT)
- Ultrasound Activated PDT (UAPDT)
As with all truly ground-breaking discoveries suppressed by the cancer industry, the studies supporting this are in low impact factor journals, including journals specialising in alternative therapies.
- PubMed paper on sonodynamic therapy.
- Images from this real PDT study have been fraudulently used to promote a form of SPDT offered by Hope4Cancer clinics.
- Even the Daily Mail doesn't buy it.
- Sarah Boseley. "Cancer patients warned against clinics offering unproven treatments." The Guardian. 2012 November 30.
- Study about "The Tumoricidal Effect of Sonodynamic Therapy (SDT) on S-180 Sarcoma in Mice" in the journal Integrative Cancer Therapies, a journal dedicated to "alternative… and traditional medicine therapies."
- See this edit clearly promoting the woo-based company "SonneMed," plus a different editor attempting similar things.
- Rewrite courtesy of our own JzG.