July 11, 2005
High-power electromagnetic beams: A boom for cancer and osteoarthritis patients?Topics: Medicine
Here is something that, although very interesting, I know absolutely bupkus about.
- The Hindu, Karnataka/Bangalore News
BANGALORE: This therapy could turn out to be a breakthrough in tissue engineering and a boon for cancer and osteoarthritis patients.
The Institute of Aerospace Medicine (IAM) of the Indian Air Force and the Bangalore-based Centre for Advanced Research and Development (CARD) have taken up a project to study the efficacy of high-power electromagnetic beams in the treatment of end-stage cancer.
Of the 50 terminally ill cancer patients with whom the project was initiated in July 2004, 35 have survived so far. Of these, 20 patients have gone back to work. All these patients were given only a few weeks to live and had been sent home as their condition was untreatable.
The patients had also suffered side-effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy such as pain, loss of hair and appetite. Unlike these treatments, the new method is non-invasive and painless.
"The results have been very encouraging," said Wing Commander V.G. Vasistha, Head of the Department of Radiology at IAM and Principal Investigator of the project. Rajah Vijay Kumar of CARD is the co-investigator.
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On the other hand, there's evidence for there being an inverse effect on carcinogenisis via electromagnetic waves.
Posted by Hyscience at July 11, 2005 10:46 PM
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