The promise of gene therapy in gastrointestinal and liver diseases
Prieto J, Herraiz M, Sangro B, Qian C, Mazzolini G, Melero I [SP], Ruiz J.
Division of Hepatology and Gene Therapy, Department of Medicine, Clinica Universitaria, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
Date: May 1, 2003Digestive [SP] Medical Oncology Hepatology
Gene therapy consists of the transfer of genetic material to cells to achieve a therapeutic goal.
In the field of gastroenterology and hepatology gene therapy has produced considerable expectation as a potential tool in the management of conditions that lack effective therapy including non-resectable neoplasms of the liver, pancreas and gastrointestinal tract, chronic viral hepatitis unresponsive to interferon therapy, liver cirrhosis, and inflammatory bowel disease.
CITATION Gut. 2003 May;52 Suppl 2:ii49-54
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