Gene Therapy

Keck Medicine of USC
Univeristy of Southern California
Keck Medicine of USC
Keck Medicine of USC
Keck Medicine of USC is the University of Southern California’s medical enterprise, one of only two university-owned academic medical centers in the Los Angeles area.
Gene Therapy2014-06-13T20:53:26+00:00

Overview and Indications

Gene therapy is a treatment that involves the introduction or alteration of genetic material to cure or treat a disease. Gene therapy may involve introduction of cells designed to replace the patient’s own immune system, activate a patient’s immune system or directly find and kill cancer cells. Gene-silencing therapy is a molecularly targeted therapy process by which the specialist blocks or “silences” a particular gene. With gene silencing therapy, USC physicians may render tumor cells more amenable to radiation. The “gene silencing” approach enables specialists to reduce the amount of radiation exposure.