Mexican Scientists Develop Cure Against HPV
A team of researchers at Mexico’s National Polytechnic Institute have found a 100% effective cure for the human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes cervical cancer in women. It killed over 311,000 women in 2018 alone!
El Universal reports that lead female scientist Eva Ramon Gallegos led her team, who was able to eradicate HPV in 29 patients through a non-invasive technique known as photodynamic therapy.
The team have studied the therapeutic method for two decades in the hopes of finding cures for tumors including melanoma and the early stages of breast cancer.
420 patients in the Mexican states of Oaxaca and Veracruz were treated with the therapy, along with 29 women in Mexico City.
“During the first stage of research, when it was used to treat women in Oaxaca and Veracruz, we had encouraging results. The treatment also showed hopeful signs in its applications in the capital [Mexico City], which opens the possibility of making the treatment more effective and tailored to the specific needs of patients,” said Gallegos.
HPV is becoming a crisis throughout the world, it occurs with skin-to-skin contact between two people and there are more than 150 different types of HPV worldwide.