Even though prostate cancer is detected earlier than in the pre-PSA era, prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer mortality in the American male. Prostate cancer therapy is not ideal, especially for high-risk localized and metastatic cancer; therefore, investigators have sought new therapeutic modalities such as angiogenesis inhibitors, inhibitors of the cell signaling pathway, vaccines, and gene therapy. Gene therapy has emerged as potential therapy for both localized and systemic prostate cancer. Gene therapy has been shown to work supra-additively with radiation in controlling prostate cancer in vivo. With further technological advances in radiation therapy, gene therapy, and the understanding of prostate cancer biology, gene therapy will potentially have an important role in prostate cancer therapy.
- Gene therapy
- Prostate cancer
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging