Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, July 14th, 2005
According to a study from England, "gene-directed enzyme prodrug therapy (GDEPT) is a promising approach to local management of cancer through targeted chemotherapy. Killing localized tumors by GDEPT in a manner that induces strong antitumor cellular immune responses might improve local management and allow benefit in disseminated cancer."
"Here we evaluated the combination of nitroreductase (NTR)/CB1954 GDEPT with high-level expression of heat shock protein 70 (HSP70, a stress protein that can shuttle cytosolic peptides into antigen-presenting cells) for induction of antitumor...
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