VIP Voices

We thank all celebrities who engage to increase the acceptance of Photodynamic Therapy.

Robert Plant, Led Zeppelin guitarist:
It would be impossible not to have an opinion about cancer, when one of your best friends has died of it,

Robert Plant states on

Plant, having learned about the usual treatment methods from a friend, sees PDT as a silver lining on the horizon. About one year ago, he would have got to know about a cancer therapy that really knocked his socks off. A therapy, he had never heard before and with which it would now be possible to save lives.

Mankind would be searching for new possibilities to stop cancer. PDT would work quickly and easily: no operations and none of the terrific side effects of chemo- or radiotherapy. Plant is particularly excited about the effectiveness of photodynamic therapy. It would stop some kinds of cancer already after one single treatment.

Sir Alex Ferguson, Manager and trainer of Manchester United:
The public has got a right to PDT. PDT is needed urgently to treat a broad range of different kinds of cancer,

says none other than Sir Alex Ferguson on

While being known for his coolness elsewhere, Ferguson describes his parents’ tale of woe with great tenderness. His father died at the age of 66, his mother aged 64. One week after his father retired, he was diagnosed with lung cancer. One year later, he was dead. That was a shock.

A bad end was predictable, he says, concerning his mother: She had been a smoker all life long. She knew that is was a risk. Finally, she got lung cancer as well and died one year after his father. Ferguson wished, Photodynamic Therapy had been available 30 years ago. That would have given a chance to his father and mother to survive.

Ferguson describes the mode of effect of Photodynamic Therapy almost enthusiastically. PDT would make cancer cells die off as a result of applying a light-sensitive agent in combination with laser light. The body would be enabled to build new and healthy cells. A PDT treatment would take about 20 minutes and it could help to avoid a surgical intervention and the often traumatic effects of chemo- or radiotherapy.

In addition, Photodynamic Therapy would be extraordinarily cost-effective compared with other, more long-term therapies.