This scientific achievement was accomplished through photodynamic therapy, a non-invasive technique.
Eva Ramón Gallegos, a researcher from Mexico National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) was able to completely eradicate the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) in 29 patients.
This scientific achievement was accomplished through photodynamic therapy, a non-invasive technique that seems to be an efficient method to prevent malignant neoplasm, which is the second cause of death among Mexican women.
The scientists from the National Biological Sciences School explained that she has studied the effects of photodynamic therapy for 20 years and said she was treated 420 patients in Oaxaca and Veracruz with this method, as well as 29 women in Mexico City.
#InvestigaciónIPN Eliminan cien por ciento virus del papiloma humano. En el marco del Día Mundial Contra el Cáncer 2019, la científica Eva Ramón Gallegos, compartió los resultados del trabajo que ha realizado durante 20 años. https://t.co/XrrWvtZC44 pic.twitter.com/yHxQL8FOxo
— IPN (@IPN_MX) February 3, 2019
She also explained that besides eradicating HPV, the main cause behind cervical cancer, photodynamic therapy is also used to eliminate premalignant lesions of cervical cancer in its first stages. The results of her investigation show that she was able to eradicate HPV in 100% of the patients who had the virus but had no premalignant lesions, 64.3% in women with HPV and lesions, and 57.2% in women who had lesions but don’t have HPV.
Me sumo a la conmemoración del Día Mundial #ContraElCáncer2019 y felicito a la Dra. Eva Ramón Gallegos @EvaRamon12, por el importante avance de su investigación sobre el Virus del Papiloma Humano. #DíaMundialContraElCáncer#Vacúnate#OrgullosamentePolitécnicos pic.twitter.com/1bHU5bAamw
— Mario Alberto Rodríguez Casas (@MarioRdriguezC) February 4, 2019
By Alexis Ortiz, Eluniversal.com.mx / Photo: IPN /CUARTOSCURO.COM