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An Advancement in Ovarian Cancer Surgery

CYTALUX® is the first-ever targeted imaging agent designed to “highlight” ovarian cancer in the body, helping surgeons to see it in real-time, as they operate. As you can imagine, an added measure of visibility in the operating room can help the surgeon find cancer that may have otherwise been missed.

How CYTALUX Works:


1-9 hours prior to surgery, CYTALUX is administered to patients through intravenous infusion as part of their preoperative care.


CYTALUX contains a folic acid analog (a type of folic acid) that identifies and binds to the folate receptors on ovarian cancer cells.


CYTALUX contains a dye that lights up when a special camera, called a near-infrared imaging system, is used during surgery (think of it as ink that only shows up under black light).

CYTALUX Gives Your Doctor an Advantage

Surgery is a common treatment for ovarian cancer. With CYTALUX on your side, there is an increased chance your surgeon can find additional ovarian cancer that may not have been detected otherwise.

Increasing the likelihood of detection

In a clinical trial, CYTALUX was proven to help surgeons find and remove additional ovarian cancer that would have otherwise gone undetected in 27% of patients.

Safety Profile

The most common side effects of CYTALUX reported in clinical trials were nausea (13%), vomiting (5%), abdominal pain (2%), flushing (2%), other infusion-related reactions (2%), allergic reaction (2%), elevation in blood pressure (1%), indigestion (1%), and chest discomfort (1%) during administration.

During the Phase 3 clinical study, there were zero serious drug-related adverse events reported and 97% of drug-related adverse events were mild or moderate.

Find out if CYTALUX is an option for your surgery.

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