Hunting tumour cells on tour

For over 20 years, Professor Brigitte M Pützer has devoted her career towards uncovering the mechanisms of apoptosis deficiency in cancer and their modulation for cancer treatment, while also developing smart tools to specifically target mis-routed cells. A team of researchers at the Institute of Experimental Gene Therapy and Cancer Research in Rostock, Germany is investigating the use of novel viral vectors to direct genetic therapies to medullary thyroid carcinoma cells, with the aim of inhibiting a crucial dysfunctional oncogene and stopping the spread of this aggressive form of cancer …

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