The promise of gene therapy in gastrointestinal and liver diseases

Prieto, J.; Herraiz, M.; Sangro, B.; Qian, C.; Mazzolini, G.; Melero, I.; Ruiz, J.
May 2003
Gut;May2003 Supplement 2, Vol. 52, pIi49
Academic Journal
Gene therapy consists of the transfer of genetic material to cells to achieve a therapeutic goal. In the field of gastroenterology and hepatology gene therapy has produced considerable expectation as a potential tool in the management of conditions that lack effective therapy including non-resectable neoplasms of the liver, pancreas and gastrointestinal tract, chronic viral hepatitis unresponsive to interferon therapy, liver cirrhosis, and inflammatory bowel disease.


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