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Workshop presents new methods that can cure complex diseases

by Richard Meckien - published Dec 03, 2018 09:30 AM - - last modified Dec 07, 2018 02:34 PM
Rights: Original version in Portuguese by Victor Matioli.


In the universe of modern medicine, the focus is shifting from just offering treatment to curing diseases. Innovative approaches, such as gene therapies, have gained space and relevance. This type of method seeks results by editing the genetic code of individuals and can potentially revolutionize the treatment of serious diseases such as cancer.

On December 13, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, representatives from two organizations linked to the development of effective gene therapies will participate in a workshop at the IEA-USP. Geoff MacKay, president of AVROBIO, and Matthew Kane, president of Precision Biosciences, will present their oncology and enzyme replacement therapy projects at the event Gene Therapy in Oncology and Enzyme Replacement. Silvano Raia, a professor at USP's School of Medicine (FM) and a member of the National Academy of Medicine (ANM), will be the mediator of the meeting.

There will be live webcast

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