Current role of gene therapy in head and neck cancer.

  title={Current role of gene therapy in head and neck cancer.},
  author={Ian Ganly and David S. Soutar and Stanley B. Kaye},
  journal={European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology},
  volume={26 4},
Our increasing knowledge of cancer molecular biology has led to the development of new genetic therapies for the treatment of cancer. Such therapies are advantageous in that they can selectively target tumour tissue leaving normal tissue relatively unaffected. In squamous cell cancer of the head and neck, such therapies may be beneficial in the treatment of loco-regional recurrence, minimal residual disease and in the treatment of distant metastatic disease. This article describes the… CONTINUE READING