Molecular imaging and cancer gene therapy

M Keshavarzi, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences and G Bjorklund, 2Council for Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, Mo i Rana, and S Chirumbolo, University of Verona, Verona, Italy and M Alimohammad, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences and H Ehsani, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences and Z Saadatpour, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences and H Ebrahiminejad, Kerman University of Medical Sciences and H Pourghadamyar, Tehran University of Medical Sciences and B Baghaei, Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences and HR Mirzaei, Tehran University of Medical Sciences and A Sahebkar, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences and H Mirzaei, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (2016) Molecular imaging and cancer gene therapy. Cancer Gene Ther, 2016 (00). pp. 1-5.

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Abstract

Gene therapy is known as one of the most advanced approaches for therapeutic prospects ranging from tackling genetic diseases to combating cancer. In this approach, different viral and nonviral vector systems such as retrovirus, lentivirus, plasmid and transposon have been designed and employed. These vector systems are designed to target different therapeutic genes in various tissues and cells such as tumor cells. Therefore, detection of the vectors containing therapeutic genes and monitoring of response to the treatment are the main issues that are commonly faced by researchers. Imaging techniques have been critical in guiding physicians in the more accurate and precise diagnosis and monitoring of cancer patients in different phases of malignancies. Imaging techniques such as positron emission tomography (PET) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) are non-invasive and powerful tools for monitoring of the distribution of transgene expression over time and assessing patients who have received therapeutic genes. Here, we discuss most recent advances in cancer gene therapy and molecular approaches as well as imaging techniques that are utilized to detect cancer gene therapeutics and to monitor the patients’ response to these therapies worldwide, particularly in Iranian Academic Medical Centers and Hospitals

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Depositing User: sobhan rezaiian
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2017 06:42
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2017 06:42
URI: http://eprints.lums.ac.ir/id/eprint/398

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