Researchers in Japan are working to develop an inhalable powder as a new
form of treatment for non-small cell lung cancer and mesothelioma. The
inhalable powder is a form of gene therapy containing tumor suppression
drugs SFD-p16 and SFD-p53 which contain the tumor suppressing gene p16INK4a, or p53.
The current study utilized implanted tumors in mice with significant results.
Researchers observed tumor growth suppression within 24 hours after administration
of the drug using luminescence imaging, on day 7 tumor volume had significantly
The researcher’s goal is to develop a noninvasive treatment option
that patients will be able to self-administer.
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