Doctors of Hue Central Hospital have used stem cell transplantation to successfully treat a cancer patient of the last stage.
The Hue Central Hospital announced on June 26 that its doctors have cured Le Thi Sau, 52, who was suffering ovarian cancer in the last stage, with stem cell transplant.
The operation is the success of the scientific project “Using stem cell in breast cancer and cervical cancer” managed by Professor Nguyen Duy Thang, deputy head of the hospital.
Adult stem cells have been used to treat certain cancers through bone marrow transplants. In this therapy, the stem cells that give rise to the different blood cells in the body are transplanted into the bone marrow of the patient, where they regenerate the blood.
The project was given green light to carry out in the Hue Central Hospital by the Ministry of Science and Technology.
Professor Nguyen Duy Thang said the success of this method will pave the way for next operations on breast and ovarian cancer patients.
In the time ahead, the hospital continues to treat two other cancer female patients with the stem cell treatment. It is hoped that the treatment will save many cancer patients.