Gene therapy trial for brain tumours

18 May 2005

The UK Gene Therapy Advisory Committee (GTAC) has approved a new trial of gene therapy as a treatment for malignant forms of glioma, an aggressive type of brain tumour for which there is no effective cure. The trial will be led by researchers at the University of Glasgow Hospitals NHS Trust. GTAC chair Professor Norman Nevin commented: "Gene therapy offers enormous potential to patients with conditions such as cancer and the UK has been at the forefront of research in this area

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