Recent trends in cancer therapy: A review on the current state of gene delivery



Yahya EB, Alqadhi AM.


Life Sci. 2021 Mar 15;269:119087. doi: 10.1016/j.lfs.2021.119087. Epub 2021 Jan 19.


Cancer treatment has been always considered one of the most critical and vital themes of clinical issues. Many approaches have been developed, depending on the type and the stage of tumor. Gene therapy has the potential to revolutionize different cancer therapy. With the advent of recent bioinformatics technologies and genetic science, it become possible to identify, diagnose and determine the potential treatment using the technology of gene delivery. Several approaches have been developed and experimented in vitro and vivo for cancer therapy including: naked nucleic acids based therapy, targeting micro RNAs, oncolytic virotherapy, suicide gene based therapy, targeting telomerase, cell mediated gene therapy, and CRISPR/Cas9 based therapy. In this review, we present a straightforward introduction to cancer biology and occurrence, highlighting different viral and non-viral gene delivery systems for gene therapy and critically discussed the current and various strategies for cancer gene therapy. CI – Copyright © 2021 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Link/DOI: 10.1016/j.lfs.2021.119087