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Using gene therapy to help the body to make its own cancer drugs

May 29, 2020

Imagine that we could instruct our bodies to make the drugs they need themselves. The gene technology that makes this possible is called mRNA therapy, which may become a major tool in the treatment of multiple diseases. Norwegian researchers are currently helping to develop a drug of this kind to treat the most aggressive form of breast cancer.

This good news is being announced by Research Scientist Sven Even Borgos at SINTEF, Norway. He is coordinating SINTEF’s activities in connection with the international project called EXPERT, which is developing an mRNA-based drug for the treatment of the deadly triple-negative breast cancer.

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