Mesothelioma Gene Therapy

What is gene therapy?
Is one of the most promising treatments and the most common, which is seeking to change the function of genes. And clinical trials for gene therapy are under way to a wide range of diseases not only mesothelioma.
Genes are DNA sequences on chromosomes, which is to create a very large group of proteins. In the case of a defect in the gene result in defective protein causing this in the presence of disease and genotype. May require that you are combining gene therapy with other standard cancer treatments - like chemotherapy - or radiation in order to achieve the best results. Clinical trials that include treatment of such multi-way is currently underway for a number of different types of cancers.

How does it work?
There are three different ways to treat cancer by gene therapy is
Stop the growth of tumors by placing new genes to the patient to replace defective genes that allow cancer cells to reproduce and grow quickly.
Gene is inserted in the body that will replace the existing genes in cancer cells, and so a change in the genes and make them susceptible to the effects of anticancer drugs. This treatment is called a "suicide" genes because it makes the defense mechanisms of gene useless.
It can also be genes that have been made on the body to stop the growth of blood cells that feed the cancer, and thus starve the cancer and stop its spread.

Potential complications with gene therapy 
Researchers have no fears of how the immune system response in the patient of the genetically modified virus. Because the negative response reduces the effectiveness of treatment, so the gene therapy is available only to qualified patients for clinical trials.
It is common for the recipient of treatment for symptoms of infection such as fever and chills. More serious side effects are possible, but for those who suffer from mesothelioma, the potential benefits far outweigh the risks.


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