They patented a method to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy

13 12 2012

 

Researchers from the Research Centre Príncipe Felipe and Foundation research and innovation for Social development have developed and patented a process for the removal of heavy metals in solution. Will now apply this method in an experimental project for the Elimination of cisplatin surplus in blood. This metal, used in chemotherapy treatments, It is responsible for side effects such as kidney toxicity, nausea, vomiting and blood disorders in patients with cancer.

 

El método se aplicará en la eliminación del cisplatino excedente en sangre, causante de graves efectos secundarios. Imagen: Wicked

The method is applied in the Elimination of cisplatin surplus in blood, that caused serious side effects. Image: Wicked

Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe (CIPF) Foundation research and innovation for Social development (FIIDS) they have initiated a joint project to reduce side-effects in chemotherapy treatments to cancer patients.

In particular, researchers at the laboratory of structural biochemistry of CIPF and the area of the FIIDS biomedicine have developed and patented a process for the removal of heavy metals in dissolution, and they have discovered that this process would be also valid for the reduction of metals dissolved in fluids of living beings, They point out both institutions.

According to those responsible for the project, the first intended application of this method is the Elimination of cisplatin surplus in blood after intravenous administration in cancer patients.

“Cisplatin is the medication most often prescribed in the treatment of chemotherapy and is regarded as the cancer more effective and wider spectrum of action. However, It is a metal, the presence of this drug in blood carries a large number of side effects of gravity such as kidney toxicity, nausea, vomiting and blood disorders”, indicate.

 

The therapeutic effectiveness

The process developed for the removal of heavy metals in solution will adapt to the reduction of Platinum through exchange with other non-toxic metals. The Elimination of platinum in the blood shall be carried out by an extracorporeal method similar to hemodialysis.

The application of the process would contribute to reduce these side effects of cisplatin to eliminate this substance in the blood. In addition, the project has among its objectives to increase the efficacy of the drug by allowing your dosage increase, According to the institutions.

 

Agenciasinc.es [en línea]Madrid (ESP): agenciasinc.es, 13 in December of 2012 [REF. 13 November of 2012] Available on Internet: http://www.agenciasinc.es/Noticias/Patentan-un-metodo-para-reducir-los-efectos-secundarios-de-la-quimioterapia