Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, November 4th, 2004
"Paclitaxel (Taxol) is a promising frontline chemotherapeutic agent for the treatment of human breast and ovarian cancers. The adenoviral type 5 E1A gene has been tested in multiple clinical trials for its anticancer activity. E1A has also been shown to sensitize paclitaxel-induced killing in E1A-expressing cells," researchers in the United States report.
"Here, we show that E1A can sensitize paclitaxel-induced apoptosis in breast cancer cells in a gene therapy setting by an orthotopic mammary tumor model. We first showed that expression of E1A enhanced in vitro paclitaxel...
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