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Current Drug Delivery


ISSN (Print): 1567-2018
ISSN (Online): 1875-5704

Gene Delivery for Cancer Therapy

Author(s): Teng Zhang

Volume 11, Issue 2, 2014

Page: [233 - 242] Pages: 10

DOI: 10.2174/156720181102140411145818

Price: $65


Gene therapy has potential in the treatment of human cancers. However, its clinical implication has only achieved little success due to the lack of an efficient gene delivery system. A major hurdle in the current available approaches is in the ability to transduce target tissues at very high efficiencies that ultimately lead to therapeutic levels of transgene expression. This review outlines the characteristics and utilities of several available gene delivery systems, including their advantages and drawbacks in the context of cancer treatment. A perspective of existing challenges and future directions is also included.

Keywords: Cancer therapy, Gene therapy, Gene delivery, Liposomes, Nanoparticles, Non-viral vectors, Viral vectors.

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