F.D.A. Panel Recommends Approval for Gene-Altering Leukemia Treatment
In the USA a Food and Drug Administration panel opened a new era in medicine on Wednesday, unanimously recommending that the agency approve the first-ever treatment that genetically alters a patient’s own cells to fight cancer, transforming them into what scientists call “a living drug” that powerfully bolsters the immune system to shut down the disease.
If the F.D.A. accepts the recommendation, which is likely, the treatment will be the first gene therapy ever to reach the market.
Fabian was one of the first children in this country to have this same treatment. It has had amazing breakthroughs in US.
Sadly the UK trial was a bit behind the US. and not in time for Fabian.
Now his legacy lives on and he was a part of the break through that has and will help so many others.
Through his charity we aim to help support further research in the UK to help save children like Fabian.
Fabian was in the Cutting Edge Science Immunotherapy trial at Great Ormond street . His story was featured in a Truvision documentary Raining in my Heart which was was nominated for awards and followed the journey as Fabian was treated with these ground breaking medical treatments.
Professor Irving who runs the Relapsed Childhood Leukaemia laboratory that Fabians Trust supports . The Irving Laboratory is at the Northern Institute for Cancer Research (NICR) and works closely with the children's Cancer ward at the Royal Marsden Sutton where Fabian was treated.
We have been helping to provide equipment to speed up diagnosis and we are looking to raise funds for a PHD or Master student to further research into cures for Childhood Leukaemia at the NICR.
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