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Title: Can Bacteria be Programmed to Cure Cancer?
Originating Office: IAS
Speaker: Huang, Jian-Dong
Issue Date: 9-Dec-2009
Event Date: 9-Dec-2009
Group/Series/Folder: Record Group 8.15 - Institute for Advanced Study
Series 3 - Audio-visual Materials
Location: 8.15:3 box 1.4
Notes: Institute for Advanced Study Workshop: Evolution: Foundations, Fundamentals, and Disease. Session 3: The role of evolution in biological disease: mostly bacteria.
Abstract: Cancer is a leading cause of death despite many years of research. Metastasis, relapse, and resistance to chemo‐and radiotherapy are the main reason for lethality. This has prompted the development of many new approaches for the treatment of cancer, including the delivery of anti‐cancer genes to tumors using viral and non-viral vectors. However, these approaches have inadequate specificity for tumors. Therefore, novel system is required to target both primary and metastatic tumors. One interesting method is to use bacteria as cancer therapeutic agent.
Duration: 59 min.
Appears in Series:8.15:3 - Audio-visual Materials
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