Gene therapy for cancer: An explosion of new therapeutic strategies

Academic Article


  • In barely 20 years, since the birth of molecular biology, it is now possible to translate gene technology into therapy. Because of the complexity of the genetic alterations at origin, cancer could appear as an inappropriate candidate for such an approach. However, gene therapy is not only a concept to replace defectuous genes, but also a fantastic technology in the service of new anticancer therapeutic concepts such as vaccination, anti-angiogenesis, cell proliferation control or apoptosis induction. Whether these new forms of treatment will find their place beside the current ones (chemotherapy, surgery, radiotherapy) represents an extraordinary challenge of the near future.
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  • Dietrich PY; Walker PR; Van Meir EG
  • Start Page

  • 1527
  • End Page

  • 1535
  • Volume

  • 55
  • Issue

  • 2174