There is an Alternative Koyo for Chemotherapy Breast Cancer Homemade Unair Lho
Surabaya – Breast cancer is a scourge for women, not least in Indonesia. WHO and the Ministry of Health of Indonesia noted in 2013, breast cancer became the fifth leading cause of death due to cancer. To reduce these fears, scientists are trying to develop various treatments for breast cancer patients, made as efficient and as effective as possible. student of Pharmacist Education of Faculty of Pharmacy of Airlangga University. Recently they introduced a new innovation in the treatment of breast cancer in the form of Patch Transdermal or better known as patches.
This patch contains Doxorubixin, a drug that belongs to the first line of breast cancer therapy. To detikHealth, chairman of the research team from the University of Airlangga explained that the inspiration to make this breast cancer treatment patches came from the courses they took on drug delivery system. gain insight that many cancer patients are reluctant to undergo chemotherapy because of side effects they will get such as hair loss and discomfort in the body after therapy. Also read: Lily’s Story Losing Breast for Fearing Doctors "" Then we are browsing for the ingredients of the medicine and alhamdulillah us see there is an opportunity for development that can be useful to overcome breast cancer, "" said Ayu Tarantika Indreswari, Chairman of PKM-PE Group Transdermal Patch Doxorubicin Airlangga University Surabaya when contacted recently. To develop this patch, Ayu assisted by four friends, Vita Fitria Ramadhani, Nurul Azizah, Galuh Damar Buana, and Beatrice, and accompanied by lecturer Lusiana Arifianti S.Farm, M. Pharm, Apt. Hopefully, when treatment is done with a simple method like this, then more patients will be helped. Added Ayu, this patch is made of PVA (Polyvinyl Alcohol) and EC (Etyl Cellulose) which is then ‘filled’ by Doxorubicin.Read also: Renita Sukardi Died, Why Breast Cancer Can Be Deadly? Ayu said the advantages of these patches lie in the ease of use and do not make patients feel pain. In addition, patches can be attached near the breast cancer network, which means the target becomes more specific and reduce the risk of side effects. Even if there are signs of allergies, this patch is also just removed from the skin of the patient. Koyo is working to inhibit spread of breast cancer cells Photo: Ayu Tarantika Indreswari / UNAIRLantas how does it work? Koyo developed since September 2016 serves to inhibit the replication of cancer cells in the body. "" Cancer is definitively abnormal development of cell tissues, so prevented from spreading and increasingly malignant. Logically if the patch is attached to the location would be closer to the site action of breast cancer cells. So it is studied and tried to be developed through this transdermal route, "" explained student Trenggalek ini.Ayu more confident with the ‘efficacy’ koyo developed by his team because it has met 3 of 4 indicators of product success, namely safety (safety), stability (stability) acceptability, with a temporary success rate of 70 percent. "" To approach the 100% figure takes a long time because this patch has not been tested on breast cancer patients, "" he added. Nevertheless, his team is considered to have won awards as one of the best ideas in the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) event in Jakarta in May 2016. Even Ayu admitted his innovation also ogled by a leading pharmaceutical company in Indonesia. "" We do hope the research does not stop just research, but in the future it can be really developed and produced on an industrial scale, "" he concluded.
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