Gene therapy is the future of the therapeutic medicine. This experimental therapy involves genetic manipulation to prevent or treat specific conditions. It works in three ways – by replacing the faulty gene, deactivating the faulty gene, or by introducing a new gene that suppresses the activity of the faulty gene. Currently, gene therapy is being explored for the treatment of specific cancers, neurological disorders, inherited disorders, and infectious diseases.
SURGICAL ONCOLOGIST: Specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cancer. Also has expertise in the use of gene therapy and other innovative techniques in the treatment of advanced cancers.