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Cancer gene therapy developed

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A new therapy for the treatment of skin and lung cancer has been developed by Granadian scientists.

The therapy involves the use of a suicide coliphage-gene, gene E, that can bring about death in cells it’s put into.

The study found that the technique is effective on tumours outside the cell, tested using tumour cell cultures, and within the cell through the use of animals in which tumours were induced.

The research revealed gene E had intensive antitumour activity which meant it could be used in new treatments to tackle the diseases.

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