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Scientist finds cure for HPV infection, cervical cancer after 20 years of trying-Technology News, Firstpost



In an incredible medical breakthrough that effectively puts an end to cervical cancer in women, researchers in Mexico have found a cure for the cancer-causing Human papillomavirus infection.

The researcher of Mexico's National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) has successfully cured 29 patients with HPV infection.

This is a non-invasive treatment called photodynamic therapy that uses a drug known as the 'photosensitiser

 Dr Eva Ramon Gallegos (middle) with her team. Image courtesy: National Polytechnic Institute

Dr Eva Ramon Gallegos (middle) with her team. Image courtesy: National Polytechnic Institute

While the photosensitisers are exposed to the specific wavelength of light, they are releasing DNA in cells nearby.

While HPV is in the main cause of cervical cancer, there So have HPV-negative cases. As cancer grows, the effectiveness of this treatment reduces from 100 percent in HPV-infected patients to 64.3 percent of women who had both the virus and cervical cancer and 57 percent in women. El Universal report.

Human papillomavirus is a very common infection and widespread all over the world. There are at least 100 known variants of HPV, out of which at least 14 are known to cause cervical cancer.

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The researchers specialize in early detection and photodynamic therapy to fight HPV and have succeeded in winning the ultimate battle.

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