Study: 'Suicide gene therapy' and chemotherapy work together
HOUSTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) — When combined with chemotherapy, a treatment called “suicide gene therapy” successfully and safely kills prostate tumor cells.
Suicide gene therapy is a gene modification strategy. A patient’s tumor cells are modified to trigger the body’s immune system to attack them.
Researchers at Houston Methodist Hospital used the combination to treat 66 prostate cancer patients between 1999 and 2003. The 66 patients were…