WHO affirms support to countries for eliminating cancer
WHO affirms support to countries for eliminating cancer

World Health Organisation (WHO) assured its support to the countries for eliminating cancer.

The Director-General of the international health agency, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, asserted, “Too many people have lost a loved one to cancer. I’m so grateful to scientists who are dedicated to finding life-saving treatments for this terrible disease. If this treatment proves to be efficient on a large scale, we must ensure every patient in need can access it”.

Recently a small trial was done on at least 18 cancer patients for a drug. The result was surprising, and all of the patients were cured after taking medicine, as stated by the New York Times. A drug called dostarlimab was given to the patients for a time period of at least six months.

The trial was done at New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

“The ERX-41 compound did not kill healthy cells, but it wiped out tumour cells regardless of whether the cancer cells had estrogen receptors”, stated – Ahn, a co-corresponding author of the study and a UT Dallas associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Dr Tedros then added, “Important collaboration to help Paraguay treat cervical cancer and save women’s lives. WHO is strongly committed to support countries to eliminate this disease. The Cervical Cancer elimination initiative marks another milestone in the Americas”.

Dr Nono Simelela, Mauricio Maza, and Marcia Erazo of the World Health Organisation handed over the first portable treatment devices for precancers to Paraguay. The devices were handed to the Ministry of Health of the country.

Skin cancer, Lung cancer, Prostate cancer, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Kidney (renal) cancer, Bladder cancer, and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma are among the common cancers.

Cancer is a disease where cells in a distinct part of the body grow and reproduce uncontrollably. The cancerous cells can invade and destroy surrounding healthy tissue, including organs. Cancer sometimes begins in one part of the body before spreading to other areas. This process is known as metastasis.