Tuesday, March 1, 2011
More good news on the mini-microbe front. Scientists have created a genetic vector which causes breast cancer cells to self-destruct Gene Therapy. By combining the designer biomimetic vector with the iNOS gene, researchers have overcome prior problems with a delivery system. By injecting this new agent directly they’ve been able to kill breast cancer cells in the lab. This would be a miracle for those suffering from metastatic breast cancer that has spread to the bones. I’m hoping this new genetic vector will be okayed to use on cases where all medical tech such as chemo and radiation have failed right away, where the patients face certain death if not afforded an alternative. Side effects from today’s torturous treatments would be completely avoided if this new therapy works. I know most of us have someone close who has suffered or died from this wide spread cancer.