Mexico, Jan 15.- Mexican doctors are successfully treating childhood bone cancer with a new minimally invasive procedure that goes directly to the tumor and prevents the spread of cancer cells, it was reported today.
This is intra-arterial chemotherapy. This consists of the introduction of the chemotherapeutic agent through a catheter connected to the artery that fosters the tumor, which improves the effectiveness of the treatment.
According to the federal Ministry of Health, with this technique, Mexican specialists treat tumors such as osteosarcoma and Ewing's sarcoma with 100 percent success. They are the ones that most affect children.
The head of the Vascular Radiology Service at the Hospital Juarez in Mexico, Agustin Rodriguez, explained that this work is carried out in a coordinated manner between the pediatric oncology and vascular radiology teams.
He stressed that among the advantages of the procedure is also the reduction up to 70 percent of side effects, compared to the conventional chemotherapy treatment. (Prensa Latina)