A student from Novosibirsk discovered a new way to treat breast cancer
Anton Glushkov, a student at Novosibirsk State University, has developed a method for treating breast cancer. It is based on special photodynamic therapy, reports NDN.info.
This is one of the methods of treating oncology. A special substance is introduced into the body, which is a photosensitizer, which accumulates tumor cells. As a result, under the influence of light of a certain wavelength, it kills the tumor “from the inside”.
During the study of this method, two groups of patients were recruited. The first received standard treatment, while in the second it was supplemented with the method of intraoperative photodynamic therapy.
It turned out that among women who received standard treatment, 4% had a relapse of the disease, and 3% died from complications of oncology.
“While in the group of women whose treatment was supplemented by the high-tech method of intraoperative photodynamic therapy, not a single patient had a relapse of the disease. Not a single patient has died, ”said Glushkov.
However, the effectiveness of this method requires additional confirmation. If the benefits of this method can be proved, then it can be introduced into medical practice.
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