Mexico City ,
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 various types of cancer, for which he has been awarded a prize. Order of the British Empire For services in hematology and stem cell transplantation.
Carlos Pineda Villaseñor, General Director of the National Rehabilitation Institute (INR) Luis Guillermo Ibarra Ibarra, highlighted the contribution of the scientist Madrigal Fernández to the progress in cell therapy. can be applied in the field of gerontological biotechnology and cell regeneration In people with diabetes or who have had severe burns.
“Madrigal Fernandez’s work has contributed to the creation of donor registries, cord banks,” said the INR General Director before the keynote address on the present and future of cell therapy for cancer and other diseases. beyond the limit.
During the presentation, Madrigal Fernandez explained that clinical trials conducted by his work group have established that stem cells have the ability to self-renew and generate various components that May work as an anti-inflammatory remedy and for bruises or ulcers In people 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 Nanahuatzin Auditorium, and before 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. Those that require them to restore normal function, treat their disease, and achieve their cure.
,He indicated that so far more than 1.5 lakh patients have been treated with stem cell transplantation in the world. 50 percent have survived.
This treatment began over 50 years ago, as a result of the discovery of immune system replacement. In people who have 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.
Also, he has given more than 600 lectures in 58 countries. The findings of their protocol have been published in more than 500 articles in journals such as Nature, Nature Genetics and The Lancet.
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).