Russian doctors conducted preclinical trials of an improved method of treating tumors by perfusion with chemotherapy drugs, reducing trauma and the risk of complications. This was reported by RIA Novosti.
At the Research Institute of Medical Primatology in Sochi, under the leadership of the chief freelance oncologist of the Ministry of Health, General Director of the Federal State Budgetary Institution “National Medical Research Center of Radiology”, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Andrei Kaprin, an operation was performed on the brain of a hamadryl baboon.
Chemoperfusion allows you to bring anticancer drugs to the site of tumor localization, this makes it possible to increase their dose and protect the rest of the body from negative effects.
According to the academician, this method may allow the treatment of other organs, such as the kidneys or liver. However, at the moment, brain tumors remain the most difficult to access. Every year, doctors identify a similar problem in about 3 thousand citizens of the Russian Federation.
“We expect that with the introduction of the method we will be able to cope with tumors not only of this localization, but also to subject various head and neck tumors to combined and complex treatment,” added Kaprin.
In addition, he noted that pre-clinical trials are expected to be completed during this year. And as early as next year, scientists will begin to implement the clinical protocol.
Earlier, Russian scientists developed a new method for diagnosing liver neoplasms based on optical technologies. With more accurate tumor detection, doctors can improve the speed and efficiency of treating patients with liver cancer.