light-emitting diode therapy

Pronunciation: (lite-ee-MIH-ting DY-ode THAYR-uh-pee)

Treatment with drugs that become active and may kill cancer cells when exposed to light. Light-emitting diode therapy is type of photodynamic therapy which uses a special type of light to activate the drug. Also called LED therapy.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Date last modified: 2008-03-05