Significant progress reported in gene therapy research

Jan. 17, 2002
Significant progress has occurred in gene therapy research, including treatment for head and neck cancers and repair of damaged salivary glands, according to a follow-up report by researchers in the January 2002 issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA).

Advances in gene therapy relevant to dentistry since 1995 have been noteworthy, according to the report's lead author Bruce J. Baum, D.M.D., Ph.D. "They include such areas as treatment for head and neck cancers, repair of bony defects caused by periodontal disease, trauma or surgery, and therapy for salivary gland dysfunction," he said.

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