Tag: thalassemia

Long Island Chapter Holds Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Night April 25

March 7, 2013 – Know when to hold ’em and when to fold ’em – or just like playing poker?  Then get yourself out to the Long Island Chapter of CAF’s “Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Night” at Life Quality BMW in Brooklyn on Thursday, April 25. In addition to some mighty fine card playing, the […]

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Gene Therapy and Other Advances Happen Because of You

February 25, 2013 – The fact that the first U.S.-based gene therapy trial for thalassemia has started (click here for details) is fantastic. Some might think it’s unbelievable we’ve progressed to this point. Actually, it’s fantastic but not unbelievable. We have reached this point because many members of the thalassemia community have dedicated years of […]

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Help Stop Funding Cuts to Medical Research

February 22, 2013 – Funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is in serious jeopardy.  Without congressional action, NIH will receive a $1.6 billion cut when sequestration begins on Friday, March 1. It is critical that all Representatives and Senators hear from patients about the impact that inadequate funding has on the development of […]

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Clinical Trials in Thalassemia Cell and Gene Therapy Grants

The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation invites national and international applicants to apply for grants to facilitate clinical trials in Cell and Gene Therapy to advance a cure for thalassemia.   The purpose of this initiative is to speed the application of recent translational advances in cell and gene therapy to clinical trials. Both phase I (safety) and […]

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