Navigation Links
Novel Treatment Beneficial for Colon and Liver Cancer

A brain child of Leire Garca Navarro, a researcher at the School of Pharmacy at the University of Navarra, has raised hopes for patients suffering colon and liver cancer. The new treatment has shown promise in retarding the growth of such cancers.

This discovery is the principal result of her doctoral dissertation, entitled Lipo-Polymeric Vectors for the Transfer of DNA in Cancer Cells of the Colon, which was subsidized by the Basque Government. In order to carry out the study, this scientist of the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology used genetic therapy with non-viral vectors for transferring genetic material to the cancerous cells. With this technique, we can assure the therapeutic function of the drug in a wide variety of tissues. In addition, we can apply the treatment repeatedly, since it does not generate immunity, as occurs with viral vectors.

With the objective of improving the effectiveness of this methodology, the specialist worked on designing non-viral systems which act directly upon the liver and the colon. In this manner, she prepared, optimized and evaluated, in vitro and in vivo, a new pharmaceutical format called lipopolyplex. This compound aids the genetic material in penetrating into the damaged cells, and allows drug release in tumorous organs.

Experimentation with the new drug in mice has shown that it slows tumor growth with respect to those animals subjected to other procedures. This diminishing of the cancerogenous area is possible, according to the scientist, thanks to the stimulation of the immune system, since the introduction of the correct gene in the diseased body can cause it to repair itself and destroy the tumor.

In addition, the researcher of the University of Navarra noted that colon cancer alone causes more than 500,000 deaths per year in the West, and currently the only effective treatment is surgery. Despite this treatment, noted the researcher, betwee n 40 and 60% of colon cancer patients die, and for this reason it is important that we seek out treatment based on genetic therapy.-Elhuyar Fundazioa.




'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Novel "CYCLOSPORINE CAPSULE FORMULATION" to be launched
2. Novel biopsy technique for prostate cancer
3. Novel computer model for breast cancer
4. Novel research on liver cancer
5. Novel way to fight cancer
6. Novel test for bowel cancer
7. Novel Anti-Neutrophilic Effect produced by Salmeterol in mild asthma patients
8. Novel Therapy for Chronic Problem
9. Blood Sugar Kept In Control By Novel Protein
10. Novel antibiotic dressing developed for improved wound healing
11. United Kingdom Is Lagging In Novelty In The Field Of Pharmaceuticals
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/17/2017)... ... 17, 2017 , ... Cancer diagnostics workflow solution provider Inspirata, ... – 22 in San Francisco. As part of the Tri-Conference expo, which is ... solution, as well as its new precision medicine platform, “Crosswalk Insight: Oncology™.” , ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... ... February 17, 2017 , ... Top neuroendocrine cancer doctors, ... NET Foundation Summit from February 21 - 23 in Beaver Creek, CO. It was ... marks the Summit’s second year in Beaver Creek, hosting over 60 faculty members and ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... ... February 17, 2017 , ... Dillon ... to families and business owners in the greater Fort Lauderdale metropolitan region, is ... , For more than 30 years, LifeNet 4 Families has provided a broad ...
(Date:2/16/2017)... ... February 17, 2017 , ... For some cancer survivors, ... final treatments. Physician researchers at The Marcus Institute of Integrative Health at ... efficacy in reducing symptoms of traumatic stress in cancer patients and published ...
(Date:2/16/2017)... ... February 17, 2017 , ... The Price Agency, ... families and entrepreneurs in the Birmingham area, is announcing an ongoing charity event ... with her medically challenged son, Anius. , Anius is medically complex with diagnoses ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/17/2017)... 17, 2017 Research and Markets has announced the ... report to their offering. ... The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada ... Asia-Pacific , and Rest of World. Annual estimates and ... historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... ST. LOUIS , Feb. 17, 2017   ... hospitals, has announced a new partnership with Engage ... the United States . FormFast will serve ... part of Engage,s implementations with MEDITECH .  ... that provides essential functionality to complement and enhance the ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... 2017  Noble Capital Markets announced today that it ... EPIX ). The report was issued by ... PhD. ESSA Pharmaceuticals is a clinical stage ... (CRPC). Its lead compound EPI-506, is a small molecule ... the androgen receptor, thereby has potential to overcome some ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: