An adenovirus vector containing the suicide gene thymidine kinase for a broad application in cancer gene therapy.

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Treatment of cancer using gene therapy is based on adding a property to the cell leading to its elimination. One possibility is the use of suicide genes that code for enzymes that transform a pro-drug into a cytotoxic product. The most extensively used is the herpes simplex virus thymidine kinase (TK) gene, followed by administration of the antiviral drug… (More)

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