Hopkins scientists find that in rats new nanoparticle gene therapy strategy effectively treats deadly brain cancer

Posted: February 6, 2015 at 4:42 pm

Cancer Center News

New insights into specific gene mutations that arise in glioma, an often deadly form of brain cancer, have pointed to the potential of gene therapy, but it's very difficult to effectively deliver toxic or missing genes to cancer cells in the brain. Now, researchers have used nanoparticles to deliver a new therapy to glioma cells in the brains of rats, prolonging their lives.

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