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Medical News Bulletin - Edition 3

Dec 19, 2022

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World’s First Leukemia Treatment

Controlling Medical Inflation

Promoting Organ Donation

Vaccine Against Cervical Cancer

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World’s First Leukemia Treatment

A 13-year-old boy with "incurable" T-cell leukemia received the world’s first leukemia treatment using the cells that had been edited using new base-editing technology. The boy had previously received all conventional treatments including chemotherpy and a bone marrow transplant but none of the treatments worked. He then became the very first patient in a new clinical trial in which he received “genetically modified” immune cells from a healthy donor. The boy is now in remission. 

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Controlling Medical Inflation

To control the increasing cost of medical treatments in India, the National Commission for Controlling Medical Inflation has been introduced in Rajya Sabha. MP Santosh Kumra introduced the bill to set up a commission that will act as a regulating authority to monitor and standardize the costs of medicines, diagnostic tests and pathological exams. 

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Promoting Organ Donation

A 20-min short film was made with the aim of creating awareness about how deceased organ donation can offer a second leased life to someone. Produced by RTTO (Regional Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization) and state run IPGMER, the film has made it to the Kolkatta International Film Festival. 

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Vaccine Against Cervical Cancer

Vaccine against cervical cancer has received the DCGI's approval and been cleared by the government advisory panel National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI) for use in the public health programme by mid 2023. The Serum Institute if India will be launching the vaccine in around April next year.

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To get regular updates on the latest medical news, stay tuned to our blog. 

You can also find our previous medical news bulletin below:

Medical News Bulletin Edition 1

Medical News Bulletin Edition 2

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