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Newsletter October 2015

News: A Tale of Do-It-Yourself Gene Therapy
An American woman claims she is the first to undergo gene therapy to reverse aging. Judge for yourself. Can aging be slowed by using gene therapy to make permanent changes to a person’s DNA? One Seattle-area woman says she has tried exactly that. Her claim has entangled some high-profile American academics in a strange tale of do-it-yourself medicine that involves plane flights to Latin America, an L.A. film crew, and what’s purported to be the first attempt to use gene therapy to forestall normal aging.

News: Experimental gene therapy doubles glioblastoma survival rate
An experimental gene therapy drug doubled the survival rate for glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer that kills two-thirds of patients within five years, researchers reported at a cancer conference. Typically, glioblastoma patients whose cancer comes back are expected to survive for weeks or months. Researchers reported the results of a Phase 2 clinical trial at the European Cancer Congress 2015 as Phase 3 of the trial begins.

Conference: Cell & Gene Therapy Congress
Oxford Global Conferences are proud to present our Cell & Gene Therapy Congress, taking place on the 9th & 10th November 2015. This event will be co-located with our prestigious 4th Annual Cell Culture & Bioprocessing Congress, as well as our 2nd Annual Stem Cell Congress.

Over 170 delegates will represent leading biotech companies, global pharma organisations and internationally renowned academic institutions. Over 20 presentations, case studies and panel discussions will focus on the key issues in cell & gene therapy, from development and bioprocessing optimisation to commercial production.

2 interactive streams:
- Cell & Gene Therapy: Development, Clinical Trials & Commercialisation
- Cell Therapy Bioprocessing

Over two days, the congress will attract senior-level decision makers working at the forefront of the cell therapy industry from the US and Europe. The conference programme consists of world-class keynote addresses, industry and academic led presentations and panel debates, as well as ample networking opportunities, creating an interactive platform for high-level scientific and business discussion.

More information: www.celltherapy-congress.com/download-agenda-marketing/

Research Institute: Mayo Graduate School
Mayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic, Virology and Gene Therapy Track, Rochester.
Oncolytic virotherapy, gene therapy for diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, virus-based gene therapy vectors.

Website: http://www.mayo.edu/mgs/programs/phd/virology-and-gene-therapy

More research institutes...

- 4 – 6 November 2015, 8th Congress of the Spanish Society of Gene (SETGyC) and Cell Therapy, San Sebastian, Spain
- 4 – 6 November 2015, ATMP 2015 - Issues and Challenges from Bench to Bedsite, Tutzing, Germany
- 5 – 6 November 2015, Genome on demand? Exploring the implications of human genome editing, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- 9 – 10 November 2015, Oxforf Global: Cell & Gene Therapy Congress 2015, London, UK
- 18 – 20 November 2015, 14th Annual Gene Therapy Symposium for Heart, Lung, and Blood Diseases, Sonoma, CA
- 2 – 3 December 2015, Cell Therapy Manufacturing & Gene Therapy Congress, Brussels, Belgium
- 25 - 27 January 2016, Phacilitate Cell & Gene Therapy World 2016, Washington DC, MD
- 3 - 4 March 2016, 18th International Conference on Cell and Gene Therapy - ICCGT 2016, Singapore
- 9 - 11 March 2016, French Society of Cell and Gene Therapy (SFTCG) Annual Congress, Marseille, France
- 15 April 2016, Annual conference of the British Society for Gene and Cell Therapy (BSGCT), London, UK
- 4 - 7 May 2016, American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT) 19th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC
- 19 – 21 May 2016, 5th International Conference and Exhibition on Cell & Gene Therapy, San Antonio, USA
- 25 - 28 May 2016, International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT) 22th Annual Meeting, Singapore
- 20 - 22 April 2016, World Orphan Drug Congress USA 2016, New York, NY
- 28 – 30 July 2016, The 22th Annual Meeting of the Japan Society of Gene Therapy (JSGT), Tokyo, Japan
- 18 – 21 October 2016, XXIV Congress of the European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ESGCT) and the International Society for Stem Cell Research, Florence, Italy


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