New method of brain tumors treatment developed in Belarus
Most of the patients who were diagnosed with “brain tumor”, do not live a year since the disease diagnosis. Patients can undergo a unique “gold standard” surgical procedure and then – several courses of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. However, even this effective methods can only help half of the patients, because the disease itself insidious and unpredictable.
More than 700 neurooncological brain tumors were noted in our country in 2011. Week of such patient’s life of is equivalent to a year, and a year with this terrible disease equals the decade. And in 90% of these cases doctors can’t give any hope of future life. Scientists and researchers of the N.N. Alexandrov Republican Scientific and Practical Center of Oncology offer radically new method of cancer treatment, which will improve the quality of life and prolong it for several years. Dmitry Tserkovsky, the researcher of the Oncology Center, won the Presidential Award.
He offers a completely new and unique technology for the treatment of tumors, which consists of two parts. First is the tumor removal and intravenous Photolon injection. This drug accumulates in cancer cells and do not stick to the healthy tissues. The second stage connects adds ultrasonic radiation. Under the influence of two powerful rays, more cells that are pathological die.
Numerous experiments have shown that no distinct adverse reactions or complications occured after the surgery. That means that healthy brain cells are not subjected to destruction. However, undetectable cancer cells still remain after complete tumor removal. But these cells are easily recognized with fluorescent Photolon diagnostics, and then can be removed by laser and ultrasound.
The experiments were conducted on laboratory animals for long time, and now we can confidently say that the life of patients after such procedures will increase by 2.5 times in comparison with the results of previous surgical treatment methods of brain tumors.
It is possible to assert with confidence that Belarusian scientists have found a completely new method of cancer cells treatment. Ultrasound treatment of brain tumor is not used anywhere else, including either CIS or foreign countries.
Two years of solid research were conducted under the patronage and financial assistance from the National Foundation for Basic Research.
This technique caused a great interest of scientists and physicians from Austria, South Korea and Finland. Today research continues to prove the safety and effectiveness of the method and introduce it to the brain tumors clinic treatment.