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Newsletter May 2012

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News: Gene Therapy Safe in Decade-Long HIV Study That May Widen Use
HIV patients given gene therapy more than a decade ago are healthy and the altered DNA they received remains stable in their bodies, according to a study that scientists say proves the treatment may safely be tested as a way to attack other illnesses. All except two of 43 people treated with genetically- altered versions of their own infection-fighting T cells were healthy as many as 11 years later, according to the research reported today in the journal Science Translational Medicine.
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News: Top Cancer Scientists Converge to Celebrate ACGT's 10th Anniversary and New Frontiers in Treating Cancer
More than 30 of the nation's top cancer research scientists are gathering in Greenwich, Conn., this week to compare notes, collaborate, and celebrate ACGT's 10 years of innovative cancer research funding. ACGT was the funding arm of the breakthrough Leukemia clinical trial study at the University of Pennsylvania last summer that obliterated the cancer in patients.
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Poll: Cancer gene therapy available in China
Gene Therapy Net started a new poll regarding commercial cancer gene therapy treatments in Asia. There is still no gene therapy product on the market in the US and Europe, but there is a gene therapy cancer product available in China. Would you travel to China to receive this treatment? What do you think? Vote now!
1- Yes, immediately, or
2- Yes, but first consult my own doctor, or
3- No, I don't think it will work, or
4- No, I want treatment in my own country

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Conferences
- 16 – 19 May 2012, American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT) 15th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
- 21 – 23 May 2012, 2012 World Gene Therapy Congress Europe, London, UK
- 5 – 8 June 2012, International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT) 18th Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA
- 28 – 30 June 2012, The 18th Annual Meeting of the Japan Society of Gene Therapy (JSGT), Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
- 5 – 6 October 2012, International Society for Cell & Gene Therapy of Cancer - 2012 Singapore Conference, Singapore
- 22 – 24 October 2012, International conference on Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy, Chicago
- 26 – 29 October 2012, European Society Of Gene & Cell Therapy (ESGCT) XXth annual meeting and the French Society of Cell and Gene Therapy (SFTCG) collaborative Congress 2012, Versailles, France
- 19 – 21 November 2012, International Conference on Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy, San Antonio, USA
- 5 - 7 December 2012, DNA Vaccines 2012, San Diego, LA

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