Mexican scientist cures the Human Papilloma Virus
"Scientific achievement": Mexican researcher finds cure for HPV
According to El Universal, Mexican researcher Eva Ramón Gallegos and a team of collaborators from Mexico National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) have discovered a way to completely eradicate HPV.
Gallegos used photodynamic therapy, a non-invasive light technique which has been used to treat cancerous tumors, the second leading cause of death among Mexican women.
#InvestigaciónIPN Eliminan cien por ciento virus del papiloma humano. En el marco del Día Mundial Contra el Cáncer 2019, la científica Eva Ramón Gallegos, compartió los resultados del trabajo que ha realizado durante 20 años. https://t.co/XrrWvtZC44 pic.twitter.com/yHxQL8FOxo— IPN (@IPN_MX) February 3, 2019
Gallegos has treated hundreds of patients with photodynamic therapy over the last twenty years, studying its effects. Now, she has successfully used this therapy to eradicate HPV in 100% of patients who present without malignant legions, and 64.3% of women with pre-cancerous lesions.
Her discovery will have a huge impact, as most sexually active people will have at least one HPV infection in their lives. Current statistics report that 79 million Americans have HPV, with 14 million new infections each year.
HPV is especially dangerous for women, as it can lead to cervical cancer, which, if left untreated, can cause infertility and death.
Me sumo a la conmemoración del Día Mundial #ContraElCáncer2019 y felicito a la Dra. Eva Ramón Gallegos @EvaRamon12, por el importante avance de su investigación sobre el Virus del Papiloma Humano. #DíaMundialContraElCáncer#Vacúnate#OrgullosamentePolitécnicos pic.twitter.com/1bHU5bAamw— Mario Alberto Rodríguez Casas (@MarioRdriguezC) February 4, 2019
El Universal lists her collaborators: Marco Antonio Amoroso Hernández, Ángel Laguna Cancino, Dora Estela Jovel Galdamez, Bárbara Carrión Solano, Guadalupe Balderas Martínez, Eduarda Parra Rossana, Inés Castellanos Oliveros, Rosa Linda Bello Leiva, María Eugenia Melo Petrone, Gumaro Narciso Morales and Petrona Jiménez Martínez.