Thalassemia Gene Therapy Forum Scheduled for Feb. 5

January 12, 2009 – Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center will present a forum, “Treating Thalassemia: From Transfusion to Engineered Stem Cells,” on February 5, 2009, from 2:00-5:30 p.m. This symposium is intended for physicians, researchers, patients and patient advocates.

The forum will be divided into two sections. The first half, from 2:00-3:30, will focus on”Current Therapies for Beta-Thalassemia.” The second half, from 4:00-5:30, will address “The Promise of Stem Cell Engineering.” A pdf of the complete program can be downloaded by clicking here.

The forum will include information on an upcoming US trial of globin gene transfer for thalassemia.

For additional information, please call (212) 639-6190.

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