Friday, September 01, 2006
More on Gene Therapy
I watched Dr. Stephen Rosenberg of the National Cancer Institute on Good Morning America today. As I noted in the blog yesterday, Dr. Rosenberg's miraculous gene therapy cured two out of seventeen potentially fatal melanoma cases. In his interview this morning, Dr. Rosenberg explained that the treatment was administered two years ago, and since then his team has strengthened the treatment and moreover has adapted the therapy to fight other potentially fatal cancers. He is waiting for Food and Drug Administration approval to test the therapy on other types of cancer.