Hyderabad: After 30 years of research at the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, the first-ever plant-based Ayurvedic drug for the treatment of early stage cancer was launched on Monday.
The research was carried out by CSIR-IICB Kolkata director and senior scientist Chitra Mandal along with her team who looked at plant species for anti-cancer ingredients and developed the medicine called Kudos CM9.
The combination was prepared after testing it on the cancer cells in the liver, pancreas, breast, colon and other organs. It was found that one combination of medicines worked for all cancers.
Prof. Mandal said the drug was proven to be the most effective and safest. “It targets only the cancer cells and provides immune therapy by working as an immunomodulator,” she said.
The drug in the trials showed it could block cancer-promoting enzymes and hormones, the IICB said. It also has anti-mutagenic, chemo protective and radio-protective properties.
The drug was found to work at its best when the cancer was diagnosed early in animal testing.
Kudos CM9 is available in the form of tablets and CSIR has transferred the technology to Kudos Laboratories....