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Can the mitosis of cancer cells be stopped by inserting the appropriate signal molecule into cells?

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Dr. Stephen Noga
Internal Medicine - Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Hopefully

This is one of the ideas behind targeted therapy.
One of the first successful approaches has been in chronic myelogenous leukemia where the abnormal protein that causes cell division at an enhanced rate is blocked by a designer molecule. This has resulted in long term remissions and preference for this approach over the prior gold standard of allogeneic bone marrow transplantation.

In brief: Hopefully

This is one of the ideas behind targeted therapy.
One of the first successful approaches has been in chronic myelogenous leukemia where the abnormal protein that causes cell division at an enhanced rate is blocked by a designer molecule. This has resulted in long term remissions and preference for this approach over the prior gold standard of allogeneic bone marrow transplantation.
Dr. Stephen Noga
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
While there is no insertion into dna (gene therapy), BCR/ABL is countered by imatinib (Gleevec). Defects are identified, but making a path function (turn on and off) is in the wish category rather than operational today.
Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

Possibly...And researchers are constantly seeking the answers to questions such as yours.
Hopefully, one day i will be able to answer you with an overwhelming yes.

In brief: Possibly

Possibly...And researchers are constantly seeking the answers to questions such as yours.
Hopefully, one day i will be able to answer you with an overwhelming yes.
Dr. Paul Cohen
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