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Cancer gene therapy

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Published by Humana Press in Totowa, N.J .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Cancer -- Gene therapy.,
  • Gene Therapy.,
  • Neoplasms -- therapy.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by David T. Curiel, Joanne T. Douglas.
SeriesContemporary cancer research
ContributionsCuriel, David., Douglas, Joanne T.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsRC271.G45 C355 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 489 p. :
Number of Pages489
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21802164M
ISBN 101588292134, 1592597858
LC Control Number2004010875

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Designed as a volume in the Translational Oncology book series, Cancer Gene Therapy by Viral and Non-viral Vectors deals with the practice of gene-therapy, with reference to vectors for gene expression and gene transfer, as well as viral therapy. It covers the history and current and future applications of gene transfer in cancer, and provides expert insight on the progress of viral and non-viral gene therapy Format: Hardcover. Focusing on speeding the process in clinical cancer care by bringing therapies as quickly as possible from bench to bedside, Cancer Gene Therapy by Viral and Non-viral Vectors is an absolutely vital book for physicians, clinicians, researchers, and students involved in this area of : $ A complete introduction and guide to the latest developments in cancer gene therapy-from bench to bedside. The authors comprehensively review the anticancer genes and gene delivery methods currently available for cancer gene therapy, including the transfer of genetic material into the cancer cells. From the Back Cover. In Gene Therapy of Cancer: Methods and Protocols, Wolfgang Walther and Ulrike Stein survey the rapidly evolving field cancer gene therapy and provide a broad array of leading-edge protocols for the delivery of therapeutic genes into tumors. Described in step-by-step fashion and enriched with each author's own practical tips, 5/5(1).

In some instances, gene therapy for cancer forms a continuum from gene repair through the use of molecularly modified cells; the use of viral and non-viral vector based gene delivery to both tumor and tumor microenvironment; the use of viral and gene based vaccines; and development of new gene-based therapeutics. Focusing on speeding the process in clinical cancer care by bringing therapies as quickly as possible from bench to bedside, Cancer Gene Therapy by Viral and Non-viral Vectors is an absolutely vital book for physicians, clinicians, researchers, and students involved in this area of medicine. The Second Edition of Gene Therapy of Cancer provides crucial updates on the basic science and ongoing research in this field, examining the state of the art technology in gene therapy and its therapeutic applications to the treatment of cancer. The clinical chapters are improved to include new areas of research and more successful trials. Cancer gene therapy is an emerging field that was initially received with unbridled enthusiasm as one such opportunity to take advantage of the genetic differences between normal and transformed cells. Limitations in our ability to deliver genes to every cancer cell, however, have dampened interest in developing approaches to inactivate Author: Sunil J. Advani, Ralph R. Weichselbaum, Donald W. Kufe.

Adenovirus vector (AV) is the most commonly studied and most widely used system in cancer gene therapy. It is of particular use for cancer gene therapy applications, where temporary gene expression is acceptable or even beneficial. There are several serotypes, but the currently employed AVs in clinical trials are mostly based on serotype by: 1. Cancer treatment has been the major goal of the gene therapy studies over the decades. Although there is no cancer gene therapy drug in the market yet, substantial progress has been made in defining potential targets and in developing viral and nonviral gene delivery systems : Hakan Akbulut, Muge Ocal, Gizem Sonugur. gene therapy, the use of genes and the techniques of genetic engineering in the treatment of a genetic disorder or chronic disease. There are many techniques of gene therapy, all of them still in experimental stages. The two basic methods are called in vivo and ex vivo gene therapy. In this book various authors have highlighted specific genes that could be expressed, overexpressed, neutralised or h- nessed to achieve cancer control. The problem of transferring the therapeutic gene into the cancer cell has been partly addressed with major developments in the field of naked plasmid DNA, adenovirus, retrovirus and adeno.