Sickle Cell Gene Therapy

Apr 13, 2022 at 10:40 am by steve

For centuries, people with Sickle Cell Disease have suffered the excruciating pain of a crisis. The muscles and organs of their body are starving for oxygen because there are.... Read More

Genes in Healing

Oct 12, 2018 at 02:59 pm by steve

Scalpel, stethoscope, antibiotics--as each landmark tool earned its place in the physician's bag, it brought a leap forward in patient care. Perhaps today's most anticipated n.... Read More

Which Treatment for Which Tumor?

May 08, 2018 at 03:15 pm by steve

'Brain tumor' may be the two most frightening words a patient will ever hear a surgeon speak. After the shock, there will be questions--most will ask what can be done. In find.... Read More

Improved Sightlines

Jan 23, 2018 at 03:13 pm by steve

FDA Approves Novel Gene Therapy In mid-December, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration announced approval of Luxturna (voretigene neparvovec-rzyl), the first directly admin.... Read More

First Approved Gene Therapy Fights Hematologic Cancer

Dec 15, 2017 at 01:20 pm by steve

"It's potentially revolutionary," says Luciano Costa, MD, PhD, about chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy -- a newly approved gene therapy for blood cancers. "This i.... Read More
July 2024 Cover

July 2024

Jul 18, 2024 at 11:56 am by kbarrettalley

Your July 2024 Issue of Birmingham Medical News is Here!