Gene therapy in radiology - Gene therapy hazards and benifits

Gene Therapy Hazards And Benifits         Gene therapy involves insertion of genes into an individual's cells and tissues to treat chronic disease and genetic disorders in which an impaired mutant gene is replaced with a functional gene.

A broader definition of gene therapy includes all applications of DNA technology to treat disease. Although the technology is still in its experimental stages, it holds great promise for treating inherited and incurable diseases.More...

Gene Therapy In Radiology

Gene Therapy In Radiology

Gene therapy involves introducing recombinant genetic material (DNA or RNA) directly into human cells or tissues to fight chronic diseases. Radiologist plays a key role in administering gene therapy. Radiologist should have an understanding of basic techniques used for delivering genes into targeted cells, and monitoring their subsequent functions.More...

Gene Therapy Recurrent For Ovarian Cancer

Gene Therapy Recurrent For Ovarian Cancer

Recurrent ovarian cancer refers to cancer that has progressed or come back some time after you were first treated. Ovarian cancer is the most deadly disease of female reproductive system. Despite treatment, however, ovarian cancer sometimes recurs. It may reappear somewhere in the abdomen or in distant sites. Conventional treatment options for recurrent ovarian cancer include surgery or chemotherapy or combination of both. However, long term survival rate of patients with recurrent ovarian cancer remains low.More...

 

Gene Therapy Used To Assist In Treating Muscle Disorders

Gene Therapy Used To Assist In Treating Muscle Disorders

According to the researchers Thomas Rando MD, PhD, and Carmen Bertoni of Stanford University School of Medicine, the new gene therapy that has shown promise for skin diseases and hemophilia A (a genetic blood disorder) might one day be useful for treating muscle disorders like muscular dystrophy.More...

 

Recombinant Dna And Clotting Factors

Recombinant Dna And Clotting Factors

There are many types of factor concentrates available for treatment of hemophilia .Factor VIII (or Factor IX) concentrates   made up using recombinant DNA technology in lab is considered as safe for treatment of hemophilia A and B. These recombinant factors are made by inserting the DNA encoding the human protein into mammalian cells grown in culture. They are purified and processed and are non-plasma derived products.More...