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fda approves 2nd gene therapy for blood cancer, this one for aggressive lymphoma


u.s. regulators on wednesday approved a second gene therapy for a blood cancer, a one-time, custom-made treatment for aggressive lymphoma in adults. the food and drug administration allowed sales of the treatment from kite pharma. it uses the same technology, called car-t, as the first gene therapy...






boy with rare disease gets brand new skin with gene therapy


doctors treating a critically ill boy with a devastating skin disease used experimental gene therapy to create an entirely new skin for most of his body in a desperate attempt to save his life.






a first: all respond to gene therapy in a blood cancer study


doctors are reporting unprecedented success from a new kind of cell and gene therapy for multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that's on the rise. although it's early and the study is small, 35 people, every patient responded to treatment and all but two were in some level of remission within two months.






‘transformative’ cancer treatment: fda approves gene therapy that functions as a


the food and drug administration has approved a new type of cancer drug that uses gene therapy to bolster a patient's own immune system cells. more such "living drugs" are expected to follow.






baby gene therapy study offers hope for fatal muscle disease


a first attempt at gene therapy for a disease that leaves babies unable to move, swallow and, eventually, breathe has extended the tots' lives, and some began to roll over, sit and stand on their own, researchers reported wednesday. only 15 babies with spinal muscular atrophy received the experimental...






gene therapy to fight a blood cancer succeeds in major study


an experimental gene therapy that turns a patient's own blood cells into cancer killers worked in a major study, with more than one-third of very sick lymphoma patients showing no sign of disease six months after a single treatment, its maker said tuesday.






gene therapy to fight a blood cancer succeeds in major study


an experimental gene therapy that turns a patient's own blood cells into cancer killers worked in a major study, with more than one-third of very sick lymphoma patients showing no sign of disease six months after a single treatment, its maker said tuesday.






fda oks 2nd gene therapy for blood cancer; 1st for adults


u.s. regulators have approved a second gene therapy for blood cancer.






fda advisers review data on potential 1st us gene therapy


cancer experts who advise government regulators are reviewing what could be the first gene therapy approved in the u.s. the food and drug administration panel is holding a hearing wednesday to discuss the treatment developed by the university of pennsylvania and novartis corp. the drugmaker is seeking approval to use the one-time treatment for children […]






gene therapy lets a french teen dodge sickle cell disease


a french teen who was given gene therapy for sickle cell disease more than two years ago now has enough properly working red blood cells to dodge the effects of the disorder, researchers report.






why fda's approval of a gene therapy to treat form of blindness is a big deal


an fda advisory panel gave the green light for a therapy that can improve the vision of people with a rare genetic disorder called leber's congenital amaurosis (lca)






gene therapy to fight a blood cancer succeeds in major study


an experimental gene therapy that turns a patient’s own blood cells into cancer killers worked in a major study, with more than one-third of very sick lymphoma patients showing no sign of disease six months after a single treatment, its maker said tuesday. in all, 82 percent of patients had their cancer shrink at least […]






gene therapy completely heals severe bone fractures in animal study


a novel application of gene therapy completely heals severe leg fractures in animals, according to a study by american and israeli researchers. instead of delivering therapeutic genes through a virus, as is commonly done, the team used ultrasound to open tiny pores in bone cells, allowing entrance...






gene therapy lets a french teen dodge sickle cell disease


a french teen who was given gene therapy for sickle cell disease more than two years ago now has enough properly working red blood cells to dodge the effects of the disorder, researchers report. the first-in-the-world case is detailed in thursday’s new england journal of medicine. about 90,000 people in the u.s., mostly blacks, have […]






university of chicago to offer newly approved gene therapy for adults with cance


university of chicago medicine will be the first health system in the chicago area to offer a newly approved gene therapy treatment for adults with cancer. the treatment uses a patient’s own modified cells to fight the most common form of non-hodgkin lymphoma, which is a blood cancer. the treatment...






ultra-personal therapy: gene tumor boards guide cancer care


doctors were just guessing a decade ago when they gave alison cairnes' husband a new drug they hoped would shrink his lung tumors. now she takes it too, but the choice was no guesswork. sophisticated gene tests suggested it would fight her gastric cancer, and they were right.






gene therapy as cancer treatment — 'a true living drug' — gets fda endorsement


food and drug administration advisers on wednesday enthusiastically endorsed a first-of-its-kind cancer treatment that uses patients' revved-up immune cells to fight the disease, concluding that the therapy's benefits for desperately ill children far outweigh its potentially dangerous side effects....






kite pharma shares soar 25% after cancer therapy study shows good results


an experimental gene therapy that turns a patient's own blood cells into cancer killers worked in a major study, with more than one-third of very sick lymphoma patients showing no sign of disease six months after a single treatment, kite pharma inc. said tuesday. in all, 82% of patients had their...






kite pharma shares soar after cancer therapy study shows good results


an experimental gene therapy that turns a patient's own blood cells into cancer killers worked in a major study, with more than one-third of very sick lymphoma patients showing no sign of disease six months after a single treatment, kite pharma inc. said tuesday. in all, 82% of patients had their...






gene therapy for blood cancer wins fda approval


customized "living drug" treatment for lymphoma is expected to cost $373,000 per patient






curing cancer


an innovative gene therapy has produced a significant breakthrough that could lead to a cure for cancer.






tumor gene testing urged to tell if drug targets your cancer


washington (ap) — colon cancer. uterine cancer. pancreatic cancer. whatever the tumor, the more gene mutations lurking inside, the better chance your immune system has to fight back. that’s the premise behind the recent approval of a landmark drug, the first cancer therapy ever cleared based on a tumor’s genetics instead of the body part […]






revolutionary gene therapy approved for leukemia — at $475,000 price tag


fda approved the therapy, called kymriah, in children and young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia whose disease has come back in spite of previous treatments.        






how conversion therapy bans will trap transgender children


a bill to ban ‘conversion therapy’ nationwide would bar american children unhappy with their bodies from access to therapy other than drastic bodily alteration.






seeing hope: fda panel considers gene therapy for blindness


a girl saw her mother's face for the first time. a boy tore through the aisles of target, marveling at toys he never knew existed. a teen walked onto a stage and watched the stunned expressions of celebrity judges as he wowed "america's got talent."






new gene-editing technique may lead to treatment for thousands of diseases


talk about precision gene editing. scientists from harvard university have just unveiled a new gene editor that uses the revolutionary crispr-cas9 technology to target and change a single letter in a string of dna bases — no cutting necessary. considering that there are billions of letters in the...






a new tool for editing dna, one base at a time


talk about precision gene editing. scientists from harvard university have just unveiled a new gene editor that uses the revolutionary crispr-cas9 technology to target and change a single letter in a string of dna bases — no cutting necessary. if traditional gene editing is like taking a pair of...






‘historic’ first-of-its-kind ‘living drug’ for childhood leukemia approved


the novel treatment uses gene therapy 'to reprogram a patient's own cells to attack a deadly cancer,' the fda said






us clears breakthrough gene therapy for childhood leukemia


u.s. health officials have approved a breakthrough treatment that genetically engineers patients' own blood cells into an army of assassins to seek and destroy childhood leukemia.






first gene therapy – ‘a true living drug’ – on the cusp of fda approval


of all the children and young adults tested in nearly a dozen countries, 83 per cent saw their leukemia go into remission. a year later, two-thirds remained so






how uc-berkeley’s crispr license could limit innovation


a smart biotech company could have a great idea for how to use gene editing to develop a new lifesaving therapy — but because of the way licensing deals have been cut by uc-berkeley and massachusetts’ broad institute, it would never get a chance to try it. that’s the assertion of intellectual property experts in […]






gene pingatore's career by numbers, highlights


gene pingatore became the first boys basketball coach in illinois to reach 1,000 wins saturday, when the st. joseph coach led the chargers to a 81-71 win against st. rita in the first round of the catholic league playoffs in westchester. here is a look at the legendary coach's career. gene pingatore...






fda approves first-of-its-kind “living drug” for childhood leukemia


the food and drug administration on wednesday approved a groundbreaking cancer treatment for childhood leukemia that uses patients' own genetically altered immune cells to fight the disease. it is the first gene therapy to be allowed in the united states - a "historic" approval, the agency said.






how doctors are using a patient's own immune systems to combat cancer


a graphic to show how a type of immunotherapy called car t works. it involves taking a patient's t cells and using gene therapy to reprogram them so they do a better job of killing cancer cells. the reprogrammed cells are multiplied and then infused back into the patient.






hax: spouse calls three therapy sessions enough


dear carolyn: i have been asking my husband to go to therapy for more than five years and he always said a firm no — absolutely not. after a particularly nasty fight, he conceded.