CRISPR/Cas9 as a Treatment for Cancer


  • Tiffany Shaljian California Lutheran University
  • Dr. Chad Barber California Lutheran University



cancer, CRISPR-Cas9, cancer treatment, oncology


For decades, cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgery have been used to treat various types of cancer. These treatments have also taken a significant toll on the general health of the patient and do not always result in complete remission, which is why new methods of treatment are required. The many experimental methods of CRISPR/Cas9, a novel treatment using genetic engineering, have allowed researchers to discover its ability to successfully treat several types of cancers. With any discovery of treatment, continued research is required to determine the abilities of CRISPR/Cas9 among the other forms of cancer. However, the data collected thus far has shown that it is successful in being used as a cancer therapeutic, even among some of the more aggressive types of cancer. The use of CRISPR/Cas9 has shown proof of principle in the field of oncological research in treating a variety of cancers, with hopes for complete remission. 


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Author Biography

Dr. Chad Barber, California Lutheran University

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education and Professor of Biology

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Shaljian, T., & Barber, C. (2023). CRISPR/Cas9 as a Treatment for Cancer . Journal of Student Research, 12(1).



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