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Targeted antisense radiotherapy [abstract]

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dc.contributor.author Lewis, Michael R.
dc.contributor.author Balkin, Ethan
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-28T19:40:53Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-28T19:40:53Z
dc.date.issued 2010-10-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/9790
dc.description.abstract Cancer is the one of the leading causes of death worldwide. While huge strides have been made in the treatment of various cancers, there is still a critical need for effective therapeutics that only target and kill the cancer cells while not affecting other cells in the body. The current invention developed by researchers at the University of Missouri is a novel agent for simultaneous, targeted gene and radiation therapy of blood cancers. The agent binds selectively to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) cells and contains an antisense module that reduces the activity of a cancer gene to sensitize tumors to radiation. Simultaneously, the agent delivers radiation that is highly efficient at killing these sensitized cancer cells. Our invention is superior to conventional targeted radiotherapy because its two simultaneous mechanisms of action work together to ensure better cancer cell killing, potentially giving it more efficacy than existing approaches. Potential Areas of Applications: * Treatment of blood cancer * Can be modified to treat other cancers Patent Status: Provisional patent application cover sheet on file - 10UMC069prov Inventor(s): Michael Lewis, Ethan Balkin Contact Info: Harriet F. Francis, MS; J.D. francish@missouri.edu 573-884-0374 Per Stromhaug, Ph.D., MBA stromhaugpe@missouri.edu 573-884-3553 en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Abstracts (Missouri Technology Expo 2010)
dc.subject cancer treatment en_US
dc.subject cell sensitization en_US
dc.title Targeted antisense radiotherapy [abstract] en_US
dc.type Other en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Missouri Technology Expo. Missouri Technology Expo 2010


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