Cancer cases are increasing in India
The cases of cancer are increasing rapidly every year across the world. Even today, most of the patients of this disease come to the doctor for treatment in advanced stage. However, in the last few years, many new technologies are being used in the treatment of cancer. New treatment methods like surgery, chemo and radiation therapy have arrived. Along with these treatments, now cancer patients are also being treated with gene therapy. Let us know what gene therapy is and how it works.
According to doctors, in gene therapy, work is done on the genetic makeup of the patient. In this therapy, the patient's bad genes are corrected with good genes and this stops the growth of cancer cells. In this therapy, therapeutic genes are delivered directly to the targeted cells. Now many types of gene therapy have been started. Let us know about these from experts.
tumor suppressor gene therapy
Dr. Sajjan Rajpurohit, Director of Medical Oncology at BLK Max Cancer Center, said that in tumor suppressor gene therapy, such genes are activated which can destroy the tumor. Apart from this, oncogene silencing is also being used today. Oncogenes contain mutated genes which prevent the growth of cancer cells. These oncogenes are targeted in different ways through gene therapy.
Personalized cancer treatment
Dr. Rajpurohit explains that in gene therapy, the patient is treated in a personalized manner. In this, treatment is done based on the genetic makeup of each patient. However, gene therapy for cancer is still in its initial stages. Right now research is going on on this. They show that this therapy can be very beneficial in the treatment of cancer.
Dr. Rajpurohit said that gene therapy can prove to be a milestone in the treatment of cancer. If all its trials are successful then there may soon be a major breakthrough in cancer treatment.
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