This comprehensive volume collects a repertoire of techniques for the adoption and exploitation of RNA interference (RNAi) as a fertile strategy to develop the bio-drugs of future in the vital field of cancer research. Exploring the immense ‘bench to bedside’ potential of RNAi as a therapeutic molecule, the book focuses many of its chapters on nanoparticle-based targeted deliveries, including aptamers, as well as techniques for using RNAi technology to combat various cancers in preclinical studies. Each of the 26 chapters is authored by the pioneers in the respective areas and thus provides a practical and empirical account of the techniques that could be used as benchmark tools in the area of cancer research. Written for the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.
Authoritative and essential, RNA Interference and Cancer Therapy: Methods and Protocols provides the necessary guidance for both novice and professional researchers who intend to discover and innovate newer means of using RNAi technology to combat cancer, one of the greatest scourges of human health.
• Includes cutting-edge techniques
• Provides step-by-step detail essential for reproducible results
• Contains key implementation advice from the experts