American Association for Cancer Research

Nanoparticle-delivered "Suicide" Genes Slowed Ovarian Tumor Growth (July 30, 2009)

Nanoparticle delivery of diphtheria toxin-encoding DNA selectively expressed in ovarian cancer cells reduced the burden of ovarian tumors in mice. Researchers expect this therapy could be tested in humans within 18 to 24 months, according to a report in Cancer Research. Read the press release.

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