What are Cancer Cell and Gene Therapies?

Primary Forms of Cell and Gene Therapies

  • Individualized drugs delivered directly to the tumor to facilitate cancer cell death.

  • Healthy gene medicines to be injected into the body to train the immune system to destroy cancers and repair the damage and reject new cancers.

  • A vaccine to strangulate cancer cells by cutting off their blood supply.

  • An inoculation to ultimately prevent cancer.

The long-term goal of cancer cell and gene therapy is to develop treatments that attack only cancer cells, eliminating adverse effects on the body. Furthermore, these therapies have potential for treating other diseases such as cardiovascular, cystic fibrosis, hemophilia, sickle-cell anemia, muscular dystrophy, diabetes, and Parkinson’s, so all research will make a difference.

About Molecular Medicine

Molecular medicine uses the body’s own cells and genes as both the source and medicine for diseases of all types – the basis for all cell and gene therapies.

Molecular medicine began with the identification of DNA in the early 1900’s. Progress was slow until the mapping of the human genome in the new millennium and the rapid technological advances that make it possible to isolate and target specific cells and genes.

This field of study explains the fundamental genetic errors that cause diseases like cancer as well as a blueprint for good health.

Molecular medicine and advanced technology makes it possible to directly target cancers without damage to other parts of the body.

Molecular medicine is also referred to as genetic medicine, gene therapy, targeted therapeutics, genetic epidemiology or individualized medicine.