Tata Memorial Centre’s Breakthrough: Rs 100 Tablet Targets Cancer Resurgence and Treatment Challenges

In a groundbreaking development, the Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) has introduced a game-changing ₹100 tablet designed to revolutionize cancer treatment. The tablet, a result of extensive research, holds the potential to significantly reduce chemotherapy side effects and prevent the resurgence of cancer.

Dr. Rajendra Badwe, Director of the Tata Memorial Centre, unveiled this remarkable achievement, marking a major milestone in cancer research and treatment. The breakthrough follows a comprehensive decade-long study conducted by doctors at Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH). The study shed light on the release of cell-free chromatin particles by dying cancer cells post-chemotherapy and radiotherapy, a phenomenon that can lead to the transformation of healthy cells into cancerous ones.

Identifying a pro-oxidant combination of resveratrol and copper as an effective solution, the researchers discovered its ability to destroy chromatin, thereby regulating toxicity in chemotherapy patients. This breakthrough paves the way for a new approach to cancer treatment, focusing on preventing relapse and mitigating the side effects of chemotherapy. The innovative tablet, priced at Rs 100, emerges as a promising solution to address these challenges.

While the tablet is currently undergoing trials, Dr. Badwe cautioned that widespread availability may take a few years. The initial studies have demonstrated encouraging results, prompting the initiation of large-scale patient trials. The Tata Memorial Centre has initiated discussions with drug manufacturing companies to produce the formulated drug in pill form. The anticipated outcome is a transformative Rs 100 tablet that holds the potential to redefine cancer care, offering an affordable solution to enhance patient outcomes by minimizing side effects and preventing relapse.

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