Gene therapy works for cancer in mice

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Gene therapy works for cancer in mice
« on: 04/06/2006 12:36:01 »
Gene therapy works for cancer in mice
Sat Jun 3, 6:04 PM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Gene therapy experiments suppressed hard-to-treat ovarian cancer in mice and also protected them against the effects of toxic radiation, scientists reported on Saturday.

It is much easier to treat mice artificially inoculated with tumors than it is to treat people, but the researchers say their approaches suggest promise for the troubled field of gene therapy.

The ovarian cancer study suggests a new route for treating a deadly cancer that kills 16,000 women a year in the United States alone. Most ovarian cancer patients live four years or less after they are diagnosed.

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