Dostarlimab Vanishes Cancer Miraculously in Patients for First Time in Medical History

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The newly discovered vaccine ‘Dostarlimab’ has cured rectal cancer for the first time in history. Dostarlimab is a medicine made in a lab that functions as a surrogate for antibodies in the human body, according to specialists.

The trial experiment was conducted with 18 patients who took medicine for six months in a limited clinical trial done by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The participants of the trial didn’t expose to any serious side effects.

The new vaccine allows the body’s immune system to identify and destroy cancer cells naturally. Such drugs are known as ‘checkpoint inhibitors’.

After a successful trial for six months, the malignancy is undetectable by either of the following methods - physical examination, endoscopy, positron emission tomography or PET scans or MRI scans. With this, the researchers have concluded that the vaccine Dostarlimab has the potential to cure one of the most lethal tumors.

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. It accounted for about 10 million deaths in 2020 i.e. one in six deaths are related to cancer. In the year 2020, the various types of leading cancers were Breast cancer (2.26 million cases), lung cancer (2.21 million cases), colon and rectum cancer patients (1.93 million).

 

   Important points for the exam:

  • A newly developed vaccine ‘Dostarlimab’ has shown 100% success in removing the rectal cancer in patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, USA.
  • The trial experiment was conducted with 18 patients who took medicine for six months.
  • The vaccine allows the body’s immune system to identify and destroy them naturally. Such drugs are known as ‘checkpoint inhibitors’.
  • The participants of the trial didn’t expose to any serious side effects.
  • After a successful trial for six months, the malignancy is undetectable by either of the following methods - physical examination, endoscopy, positron emission tomography or PET scans or MRI scans.

   Facts to know:

  • Cancer is a disease in which some of the body's cells grow uncontrollably and spread to other parts of the body. 
  • Most common form of cancer in India: Breast Cancer.
  • Indian state with highest cancer rate: Kerala.
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