The application of the results of research on cell therapy in stem cell transplantation carried out by the Mexican scientist and world leader in immunotherapy Alejandro Madrigal Fernandez has saved hundreds of patients with different types of cancer, informed the general director of the National Institute of Rehabilitation Department (INR ) “Luis Guillermo Ibarra Ibarra”, Carlos Pineda Villaseñor.
He emphasized that the contribution of scientist Madrigal Fernandez to cell therapy can be applied in the field of gerontological biotechnology and cell regeneration in people with diabetes or those with severe burns.
Madrigal Fernandez’s work has contributed to creating donor registries, cord banks, highlighted the general director of INR before the keynote address: “The present and future of cell therapy for cancer and other diseases. Beyond the last frontier”, hematology and Awarded by the scientist decorated with the Order of the British Empire for his services in stem cell transplantation.
During the presentation, Madrigal Fernandez explained that clinical trials conducted by his working group have established that stem cells have the ability to self-renew and generate various components that are involved in anti-inflammatory healing and healing of wounds or ulcers. can work for. People living with diabetes.
He explained that cell therapy is used to replace or repair the function of abnormal cells that cause leukemia, lymphoma, lung and breast cancer, as well as infection and inflammatory processes.
In the INR’s “Nanhuatzin” auditorium and in front of the institute’s medical community, the researcher and professor of hematology at University College London highlighted that, in stem cell transplantation, the donor’s cells are genetically modified in the laboratory and is then introduced into the patient that requires it. To restore them to normal function, treat their disease, and achieve their cure.
He indicated that more than 1.5 lakh patients have been treated with stem cell transplantation in the world so far, of which 50 per cent have survived.
The treatment began over 50 years ago as a result of the discovery of immune system replacement in people who had lost this ability due to radiation and nuclear accidents.
Scientist Alejandro Madrigal Fernandez was awarded the official recognition of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to hematology, stem cell transplantation and cancer research.
Alejandro Madrigal Fernandez has given more than 600 lectures in 58 countries. The findings of his protocol are published in over 500 articles in journals such as Nature, nature genetics why the Lancetbetween the other.
He is an honorary member of the National Academies of Medicine of Mexico and the Mexican Academies of Surgery, as well as a Correspondent of the Mexican Academy of Sciences and an Emeritus Professor of the National System of the National Council of Researchers (SNI). Science and Technology (Konasit).