Gene Therapy Could Prevent Radiotherapy Side Effects, Improve Breast Reconstruction, Study Suggests

Gene Therapy Could Prevent Radiotherapy Side Effects, Improve Breast Reconstruction, Study Suggests
A new virus-based gene therapy could protect healthy tissue from the effects of radiotherapy and improve breast reconstruction surgery, a study with lab rats suggests. The therapy delivers copies of stress-limiting proteins into healthy tissues, preventing the side effects that sometimes appear months or years after cancer radiation treatment, which limit the effectiveness of breast reconstruction

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