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Newsletter September 2011

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News: Bubble Boys Treated With Gene Therapy Still Healthy After 9 Years
It’s been a big month for gene therapy: first a breakthrough for leukaemia last week, now today scientists announced they’ve successfully treated kids with “bubble boy” disease. We’ve heard this before — back in 2000 gene therapy successfully treated the same immune disease, but by 2007 five out of the 10 boys had developed leukaemia (ironically, the disease successfully treated in the study announced last week), and one died. This time, the researchers smartly waited NINE YEARS to declare success with 14 out of 16 boys. It’s hard to argue with nearly a decade of good health.
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Poll: The development of which type of adenoviral vector for (solid) cancer gene therapy treatments is most promising and should be supported?
Gene Therapy Net started a new poll regarding the development of adenoviral vectors for cancer gene therapy. What do you think? Vote now!
1- Suicide gene therapy adenoviral vectors expressing HSV-TK, or
2- Tumor specific replication competent adenoviral vectors (like CrAd), or
3- Immuno stimulating adenoviral vectors (like GM-CSF expressing), or
4- Tumor antigen expressing adenoviral vectors (like Mart-1 for melanoma)

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Conferences
- 19 - 21 September 2011, Phacilitate’s 1st Asian Cell & Gene Therapy Forum, Singapore
- 21 - 23 September 2011, Annual Meeting of the Spanish Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (SETGyC), Zaragoza, Spain
- 26 - 27 September 2011, ASGCT - NIH Gene Therapy Symposium, Bethesda, MD
- 27 - 31 October 2011, European Society Of Gene & Cell Therapy (ESGCT) and the British Society of Gene Therapy (BSGT) collaborative Congress 2011, Brighton, UK
- 8 November 2011, 4rd annual Workshop on Genome Engineering, Seattle, WA
- 16 - 18 November 2011, 10th Annual Gene Therapy Symposium for Heart, Lung, and Blood Diseases. Focus Topic: Cell Trafficking and the Niche, Sonoma, CA
- 18 November 2011, 10th symposium of the Association de Thérapie Génique du Québec (ATGQ), Québec, Canada
- 15 - 16 December 2011, NIH Symposium: RNA Oligonucleotides - Emerging Clinical Applications, Rockville, MD
- 30 January - 1 February 2012, Phacilitate 8th Annual Cell & Gene Therapy Forum 2012, Washington DC, MD
- 2 -5 February 2012, Up Close and Personalized, International Congress on Personalized Medicine, Florence, Italy
- 16 – 20 May 2012, American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT) 15th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
- 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
- 27 - 31 October 2012, The 11th Annual Meeting of the French Society of Cell and Gene Therapy (SFTCG), Versailles, France

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