NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NetworkNewsAudio – Genprex Inc. (NASDAQ:GNPX) announces the availability of a NetworkNewsAudio publication titled, “Gene Therapies with Potential to Conquer Tough-to-Tackle Breast Cancers.”
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Treatment for breast cancer varies, based on both the patient’s circumstances and type of cancer. The development of treatments to suppress or even eliminate cancer has led to a high survival rate in wealthy countries, with around 85% of patients in the United States and United Kingdom surviving for at least five years from diagnosis. But even in these countries, survival depends upon the exact form of the cancer, how far it has progressed and whether a treatment has been developed for that particular form. Cancer is a difficult disease to defeat, and survival can depend upon the ability of scientists to counter a specific genetic defect in a specific set of cells.
Because cancers are so varied and challenging to tackle, every individual win is worth celebrating. That’s why recent news relating to triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) has brought excitement both for independent researchers and for Genprex Inc. (NASDAQ:GNPX), a clinical-stage, gene-therapy company whose tumor suppressor candidate 2 (TUSC2) was found to prevent tumor growth in TNBC.
About Genprex Inc.
Genprex Inc. is a clinical-stage, gene-therapy company developing potentially life-changing technologies for cancer patients, based upon a unique proprietary technology platform, including Genprex’s initial product candidate, Oncoprex™ immunogene therapy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Genprex’s platform technologies are designed to administer cancer-fighting genes by encapsulating them into nanoscale hollow spheres called nanovesicles, which are then administered intravenously and taken up by tumor cells where they express proteins that are missing or found in low quantities. Oncoprex has a multimodal mechanism of action whereby it interrupts cell-signaling pathways that cause replication and proliferation of cancer cells, re-establishes pathways for apoptosis, or programmed cell death, in cancer cells, and modulates the immune response against cancer cells. Oncoprex has also been shown to block mechanisms that create drug resistance. Visit the company’s web site at www.genprex.com or follow Genprex on Twitter at twitter.com/genprex, Facebook at facebook.com/genprexinc and LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/genprex.
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