Help Cure The Future in 2018

2017 was a great year for Cell & Gene research.

FDA approved the first CAR-T Cell & Gene Treatments in the US – and our Haemophilia trials here in Australia are a success.

It all looks very positive for Cell & Gene Therapy.

But there’s more research to be done to perfect a cure for the thousands of diseases we can inherit from our family.

Help us build on the progress – and work towards a healthier future for all our families.

World-first breakthrough for Thalassaemia

Cure the Future are pleased to announce that Prof Rasko & his team at RPA have been part of an international trial – in which gene therapy has been used to successfully treat patients with the inherited blood disorder Thalassaemia. Of 22 patients with severe symptoms treated, 15 no longer require blood transfusions…

Car-T Therapy trials to get $2m Cancer Council funding

In Australia, around 3,300 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer each year. This devastating cancer carries one of the lowest survival rates. Professor Rasko and his team are trialling a potential new treatment for pancreatic cancer known as CAR T-cell immunotherapy. This type of treatment involves taking a patient’s own immune cells, growing them in a highly specialised clinical laboratory, reprogramming them to attack only cancer cells, and then returning them to the patient.

Haemophilia Breakthrough

Cure The Future is proud to have supported researchers at Sydney’s RPA as part of an international team to have developed a gene therapy for the life-threatening blood disorder, haemophilia. The breakthrough, led by Professor John Rasko, is a major milestone in the quest to cure the bleeding disorder and to the possibility of treating over 4000 other genetically inherited diseases.

FDA Approves 2nd Car-T Therapy – for Adult Lymphoma

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a 2nd cell-based gene therapy, to treat adult patients with certain types of large B-cell lymphoma who have not responded to or who have relapsed after at least two other kinds of treatment. “Today marks another milestone in the development of a whole new scientific paradigm for the treatment of serious diseases” said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D.

Cure The Future helps 1st time gene discovery

Your Cure The Future donations have supported a ground-breaking discovery which may help find new treatments for cancer and other diseases. Dr Ulf Schmitz and Centenary Institute’s Gene & Stem Cell Therapy Program, led by Professor John Rasko AO, have – for the first time – discovered a common pattern in the process of gene regulation in humans, mice, dogs, chickens and zebrafish. A better understanding of this common process will help develop novel therapies and possible cures for diseases.

Learn More about CAR-T Therapy

CAR-T Mesothelin Immmunotherapy is arguably the most exciting breakthrough in cancer treatment ever.
Find out how it works, the global research initiative Australia is part of – and what you can do to help.

Listen to recent interviews on Radio National Breakfast with our own Prof John Rasko

Chinese Scientists clone Monkeys

by Fran Kelly | ABC RN Breakfast with Prof. John Rasko AO January 2018

Exciting News as 1st Cell & Gene Therapy approved by FDA

by Tracey Holmes | ABC RN Breakfast with Prof. John Rasko AO September 2017

About Cure The Future

“The idea behind Cell & Gene Therapy is simple – why not replace an inherited disease-causing gene with a normal version of the gene… and let the body heal itself?

– Prof. John Rasko AO


Common genetic diseases we inherit include Cancers, Diabetes, Heart Disease & Alzheimers, but the list of incurable diseases runs to thousands.
We seek to cure them all.


The team of Cell and Gene research scientists we support are recognised around the World for ground-breaking results with genetic diseases.
Find out how we are helping them Cure The Future


To find a cure for the diseases that affect all our families, we need your help. Wether it’s by a donation, giving time or expertise.. 
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HPV Vaccines: A preemptive strike in the war on cancer. Dr Doug Sipp, Prof John Rasko, Prof Ian Frazer opinion piece published in @CellCellPress Toward a Future Free of HPV Cancers read the article #HPV #MedicalResearch

In a world first, RPA researchers are among an international team to have developed a gene therapy for the life-threatening blood disorder, haemophilia. More about Professor John Rasko's major milestone in the quest for a cure at #sydLHD #RPA #haemophilia

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