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‘Suicide’ gene therapy kills prostate cancer cells

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From: A new gene therapy technique is able to modify prostate cancer cells so that a patient’s body attacks and kills them, US scientists have discovered. The technique causes the tumour cells in the body to self-destruct, giving it the name ‘suicide gene therapy’. Their research found a 20% improvement in survival in patients with prostate cancer five years …