Study Shows Promise For Future Prostate Cancer Treatment

11 Feb, 2019 ,

A new 'seek-and-destroy' gene therapeutic system could have the potential to treat prostate cancer in the future. They developed a new 'seek-and-destroy' nanomedicine linked to an iron-carrying protein called lactoferrin, whose receptors are found in large amounts in many cancers. The results show that it is highly promising for the treatment of prostate cancer by gene therapy. The intravenous administration of the nanomedicine treatment resulted in the complete disappearance of 70% of the PC-3 tumors and half of the DU145 prostate tumors over one month.