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Scientist finds cure for HPV infection, cervical cancer after 20 years of trying- Technology News, Firstpost

Scientist finds cure for HPV infection, cervical cancer after 20 years of trying- Technology News, Firstpost

In an incredible medical breakthrough that effectively puts an end to cervical cancer in women, researchers in Mexico have found a cure for the cancer-causing Human Papillomavirus infection.

The researcher from Mexico's National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) successfully cured 29 patients of HPV infection.

When the photosensitisers are exposed to the specific wavelength of light, they release a form of reactive oxygen that damaged the DNA in cells nearby.

As cancer grows, the effectiveness of this treatment reduces from a 100 percent in HPV-infected patients that have not developed cancer to 64.3 percent of women that had both the virus and cervical cancer and 57 percent in women that had cancer but no HPV infection, according to an El Universal report.

This HPV cure comes at a time when cervical cancer cases are quickly becoming the leading cause for death among female cancer patients around the world, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in a statement.

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