...At the time. But wait till it mutates. This hasn't happened yet, but as UK researchers show great promise with an engineered virus that will 'explode' cancer cells
, one must be cautious. While usually pretty gung-ho about genetic therapies, today I'm feeling cranky, so I point out some reservations. Viruses mutate. It's what they do. Since I worry about one designed to deliver medicines mutating and getting loose, so a virus designed to wreak havoc on cells getting loose really bothers me!
The good cancer news today is that UNC researchers have found
a crucial regulatory domain in FAK, a movement/trophic factor key to cancer cells' malignancy, and the demonstration that this domain (FERM) can be blocked is hopeful for new treatments.