Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, July 10th, 2003
The p53 tumor suppression gene tends to function improperly in cancer cells after undergoing mutation. Many scientists think that p53 gene therapy offers an alternate way to encourage cancer cell death. However, effecting gene transfer without compromising the safety and health of normal tissues is a challenge. Medical investigators in Houston, Texas, contend that intravesical instillation is a safe and effective way to transfer p53 genes to bladder cancer cells.
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