Source: ISNA, Tehran
Iranian scientists developed a new radiopharmaceutical to cure malignant liver tumor for the first time in the country. The method uses injecting radioactive particles was carried out in Heart and Vessel Center of Shahid Rajaei Hospital, Tehran.
The radiopharmaceutical was only used by certain countries including Canada so far, but researchers in Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) managed to build the drug domestically.
Liver cancer is cured in Iran only through surgery or foreign radiotherapy, but using this method, radiopharmaceutical would be injected into a vessel feeding tumor trough angiography.
The experiments of the new method would be applied to the human phase by the next year.
The new method also prevents the risk of radio hepatitis.
The liver would not be damaged.
The animal phase of the project being was successfully carried out on rabbit and sheep and the tests would be carried out on human being by the next year.
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