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Do we have a cure for cancer? A new drug trial approves the same

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Do we have a cure for cancer? A new drug trial approves the same

Cancer is one of the deadliest diseases, with a little rate of success and a higher mortality index. It was a challenge for the medical fraternity to come up with a cure for this life-taking disease. After years and years of research, we might now have a cure for it; at least, the new drug trial implicates the same.

Key takeaways

  1. In 2020, cancer had claimed 10 million lives or nearly one in six deaths was because of cancer.
  2. The most common cancers are rectum, breast, colon, prostate, and lung.
  3. One-third of deaths are caused by cancer due to higher BMI, alcohol consumption, low fruit and vegetable consumption, and lack of physical activities.
  4. HPV, or human papillomavirus, is responsible for 30% of cancer cases in lower-middle-income nations.
  5. Cancer can be treated and cured if detected early.
  6. A new drug named dostarlimab cured rectal cancer

Does the new drug trial a ray of hope
Malignant tumours and neoplasms are used synonymously with cancer. Usually, cancer is recognized as the rapid creation of abnormal cells. The growth is beyond the usual limits; thus, it invades other parts of the body and eventually spreads to other organs. This process is termed metastasis. An escalation in this process results in cancer.

The most common causes of cancer death in 2020 were:

  • Lung cancer had caused 1.80 million deaths
  • Colon and rectum cancer had caused 916 000 deaths
  • Liver cancer has caused 830 000 deaths
  • Stomach cancer has caused 769 000 deaths
  • Breast cancer has caused 685 000 deaths

While the medical fraternity continues to struggle to find a cure for cancer, a new ray of hope recently surfaced when drug trials were successful on 12 patients. Let’s unfold the details of the same.
The news surfaced on June 8, when a drug clinical trial on cancer patients was successful. Amongst the 12 patients on whom the trials were conducted, one was of Indian origin.

The trials were performed at the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Centre in New York using dostarlimab. The trials found that rectal cancer had disappeared under immunotherapy. After completing the dosage for the drugs, the patients were cancer-free, and patients had been cancer-free for up to 2 years. What’s more miraculous was that patients didn’t need the standard treatments of surgery or chemotherapy or radiation.

In addition to the cure of cancer, the patients didn’t have any side effects as we have in the case of chemotherapy or radiation treatment.

The clinical trials
The objective of this trial was to study a drug named TSR-042. It is also alternatively referred to as dostarlimab. After the treatment with this medicine, the research followed standard chemoradiotherapy and surgery. This effectively treats advanced deficient Mismatch Repair (dMMR) solid tumours.

The trials included 12 patients who had rectal cancer. After undergoing the medication for six months, the patients had completely healed. To confirm the results, the patients underwent several tests like :

  • Physical examination
  • PET scan
  • Bioscopy
  • MRI scan
  • Endoscopy

When all the results showed that none of the patients had any sign of a tumour, abnormal cell growth, or severe side effects, the reports confirmed that we might finally have a cure for cancer.

What significance does it have for us?
While the study has been done on rectal cancer patients, hopefully, we should also have a cure for other forms of cancer. This is a big revolution in medical history.

“The medical and pharma industry is progressing at a skyrocketing pace. We now have a cure for even the deadliest of diseases with medical-technological intervention. We hope that this transformative outcome will positively impact humanity and will help maximum people,” mentions Mr Kapil Jindal, director JMS.

Jindal Medical Store (JMS)
The answer to all the problems is JMS. They are one such pharmaceutical exporters who have an experience of more than 53 years of. They have 72 distribution houses in 77 counties. It is one of the 19 exporters in this industry that has successfully served 79% of committed deliveries.

Through quality assurance and continuous service, they ensure that customers have a hurdle-free journey. They offer a wide range of Erectile Dysfunction products, Prime Life Science Drugs, Anti-Cancer medicines, and Prime Ayurveda items. They are certified with WHO compiled products. They are the world’s 3rd largest supplier of Ajanta Pharma, Sunrise Remedies, and Centurion Laboratories products. They have worked with customers of various countries like Russia, the USA, Canada, New Zealand, China, Saudi Arabia, Italy, and many others.

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