Join us to celebrate the achievements in Cell and Gene Therapy over the last year and find out a bit more about what’s happening in the future, with some delicious food by Luke Mangan and Wines by Pierro – at the fabulous Luke’s Kitchen in Waterloo.
A recent visit by Dr Xuiyang Wang from Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York provided some valuable international collaboration in the world of Cell and Gene Therapies, reports Dr. Janet McPherson – from the Lab where Cure The Future invests our donations.
Dr Ulf Schmitz, a bioinformatician within the Gene & Stem Cell Therapy Program at the Centenary Institute, received a prestigious accolade for his recent published work on novel gene regulation published in the journal Genome Biology.
Message from the Chief Executive of NSW Sydney Health District congratulating Prof John Rasko OA & his team on the successful results of their gene therapy trial to treat severe Thalassaemia – describing this as “the best ever seen for human gene therapy for Thalassaemia”. Read the full message.
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…
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.