A team of haematologists lead by Dr, Ashis Mukhopadhyay at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Cancer Institute, Kolkata, performed a successful autologus stem cell transplant to an eight year old girl who was suffering from neuroblastoma, a kind of cancer.
Autologous stem cell transplants refer to stem cells that are collected from an individual and given back to that same individual.
Autologous transplants are also referred to as autografts, and are by far the most common type of transplant performed in myeloma patients today.
With this type of transplant, the patient’s stem cells are obtained prior to high-dose chemotherapy, frozen, and stored if necessary, and are then given back afterward.
Pratima’s cancer was detected on last year October. when her father took her at Mumbai for the treatment. She was advised for an urgent bone marrow stem cell transplantation as the cancer was in an advanced stage and the transplant is required to help recover the damaged bone marrow.
The bone marrow was extracted from the pelvic bone, and stored at minus 80 degrees celsius for a month and finally infused intravenously. Patient was kept in strict observation and treatment for another 3 months.
Finally Dr. Mukhopadhaya admits today the patient is recovering well and she is cured from the deadly disease.
Neuroblastoma is a solid tumor that most frequently originates in one of the adrenal glands, but can also develop in nerve tissues in the neck, chest, abdomen, or pelvis.
Finally Kolkata also observed the first stem cell therapy, that successfully eliminate deadly cancer neuroblastoma. It is very encouraging for people who are suffering from deadly diseases and once again an authentic example in favor of the potentiality and endless scope of stem cell therapy- STEM CELL CAN REALLY CURES.