Cancer treatment in 7 minutes for the first time in the world
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Britain is set to become the first country in the world to inject a cure into cancer patients within seven minutes. Britain’s public National Health Service (NHS) has become the first organization in the world to treat hundreds of cancer patients in the country with a single injection, cutting treatment time by three-quarters.
Hundreds of cancer patients being treated with immunotherapy are now set to be given “under the skin” injections of atezolizumab, the NHS said, following approval from the British Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency. This will reduce the time of cancer treatment.
Atezolizumab, also known as Tesentric, is usually given to patients through a drip into their vein, the NHS said. This process takes about 30 minutes or up to an hour for some patients. Many patients take even longer to get the injection, when it becomes difficult for the drug to reach their veins, but the new method will now give the drug by injection under the skin instead of intravenously.England will be the first country to do so. Tecentric is a monoclonal antibody that affects the function of the body’s immune system in cancer patients.
Dr Alexander Martin, consultant oncologist at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, said, “This approval will not only allow us to provide more convenient and faster care for our patients, but also allow our teams to treat more patients around the clock,” according to Reuters. will also allow “It takes seven minutes compared to 30 to 60 minutes with the current drip method,” said Marius Scholtz, medical director of Roche Products Ltd.