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Gene Therapy Market Worth $13.0 Billion by 2024 – Exclusive Report by MarketsandMarkets – Yahoo Finance

CHICAGO, Jan. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the new market research report "Gene Therapy Marketby Vectors [Non-viral (Oligonucleotides), Viral (Retroviral (Gammaretroviral, Lentiviral), Adeno-associated], Indication (Cancer, Neurological Diseases), Delivery Method (In Vivo, Ex Vivo), Region - Global Forecast to 2024", published by MarketsandMarkets, is projected to reach USD 13.0 billion by 2024 from USD 3.8 billion in 2019, at a CAGR of 27.8% from 2019 to 2024.


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The high incidence of cancer and other target diseases, availability of reimbursement, and the launch of new products are the major factors driving the growth of the market.

The non-viral vectors segment accounted for the largest share of the market, by vector, in 2018

The Gene Therapy Market, by vector, has been segmented into viral and non-viral vectors. Non-viral vectors accounted for the largest share of the market in 2018. This is mainly attributed to the high market penetration of oligonucleotide-based non-viral vector gene therapies.

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The demand for gene therapies for the treatment of cancer is expected to grow at a high rate

Based on indication, the market is segmented into neurological diseases, cancer, hepatological diseases, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and other indications. The neurological diseases segment accounted for the largest share of the market in 2018. However, the cancer segment is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period owing to the increasing incidence of cancer and the rising demand for CAR T-cell therapies.

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North America is the largest regional market for gene therapy products

The global Gene Therapy Market is segmented into North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World. In 2018, North America accounted for the largest share of the market, followed by Europe. Moreover, the North American market is estimated to register the highest growth rate during the forecast period. Factors such as the rising prevalence of chronic diseases, high healthcare expenditure, presence of advanced healthcare infrastructure, favorable reimbursement scenario, and the presence of major market players in the region are driving market growth in North America.

The prominent players operating in the Gene Therapy Market include Biogen (US), Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (US), Gilead Sciences, Inc. (US), Novartis AG (Switzerland), Amgen, Inc. (US), Spark Therapeutics, Inc. (US), MolMed S.p.A. (Itlay), Orchard Therapeutics plc. (UK), Sibiono GeneTech Co. Ltd. (China), Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (US), Human Stem Cells Institute (Russia), AnGes, Inc. (Japan), Dynavax Technologies (US), Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Ireland), and Akcea Therapeutics (US).

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Gene Therapy Recovers Vision in Mice Models of MS, Uncovers How… – Multiple Sclerosis News Today

Early research in animal models and human samples reveals how loss of communication between nerve cells contributes to the symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), and shows how gene therapy could be used to preserve such connections and protect againstvision loss.

Researchers say their work identifies a new approach for developing MS therapies that target nerve cell communication, rather than myelin loss, and could be applicable to other neurodegenerative disorders.

The study, Targeted Complement Inhibition at Synapses Prevents Microglial Synaptic Engulfment and Synapse Loss in Demyelinating Disease, was published in the journal Immunity.

MS is a neurological disease marked by inflammation and a self-attack of the immune system against a persons brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves.

This attack damages the protective fatty substance covering nerve fibers (axons), which are necessary for proper transmission of nerve signals called myelin. As the myelin sheath is lost (demyelination), the communication between nerve cells is damaged or even interrupted, and nerve cell death occurs, leading to a range of disease symptoms.

Some MS patients experience a version of the disease called progressive MS, in which symptoms continuously worsen over time while their central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) shrinks (atrophies), and the junctions at which nerve cell terminals meet to communicate with each other, called synapses, are lost.

The majority of MS medications work to inhibit the self-attacking immune responses and inflammatory demyelination, but the neurodegenerative aspects of the disease have been more difficult to stop, particularly for patients with progressive MS.

Most MS research and FDA-approved treatments focus on demyelination and axon death, Dorothy P. Schafer, PhD, professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, said in a press release.

Far less is known about what happens to the synaptic connections between neurons, which has proven to be a key aspect of neurodegeneration likely leading to cognitive decline in other diseases such as Alzheimers disease, Schafer said.

Using tissue samples from deceased MS patients, a primate model of MS, and mice models of demyelinating disease, Schafer and colleagues investigated how synapses change during MS.They specifically looked at synapses involved in transmitting visual information from the eye to the brain via the optic nerve.

According to the studys first author, Sebastian Werneburg, PhD, a postdoctoral researcher at Schafers lab, the visual system is an ideal model for investigating MS because its easy to access for therapeutic intervention, subtle changes can be readily detected, and the visional pathway is affected in almost half of all patients with the disease.

Most MS patients experience vision problems at some point, which result from damage to the optic nerve or from lack of coordination in the eye muscle. These problems can be the first indication of the disease.

Similar to other neurodegenerative diseases, researchers found a profound synaptic loss in patient samples as a consequence of immune cells called microgliaeating nerve cell connections.

Microglia are cells that serve as one of the first and main forms of immune defense in the central nervous system, acting to clear cellular debris and dead neurons via phagocytosis a process by which some cells engulf other cells or particles.

In mice, synapse loss occurred independently of local demyelination and neuronal degeneration, but coincided with a rise in a specific immune factor called C3. C3 is part of the complement system, and is normally not present in the brains of adults. It is produced and activated during demyelinating diseases, but it is not clear why.

As C3 was seen to bind to synapses in models of MS, researchers reasoned this complement protein might be involved with the ongoing destruction of synapses in mice with MS-like disease.

To test this hypothesis, they specifically neutralized C3 at synapses of the visual pathway using gene therapy in mice. The strategy basically worked by delivering genetic material to synapses that provided instructions for the production of a C3 inhibitor.

After injection of the therapy, the inhibitor successfully blocked C3, reduced microglia engulfment, and preserved nerve cell connections, which improved eyesight in mice.

As a result of this inhibition, we saw improved visional function in mice, Werneburg said.

Overall, based on the results, the team believes that C3 probably is sending a signal to microglia telling them to eliminate synapses.

The next step will be to determine how C3 turns active during MS and other neurodegenerative diseases.

Its possible that therapies targeting different circuits of the brain can be used to protect against synaptic damage in other neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimers, Schafer said.

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Gene Therapy Protects Eyesight in Models of Multiple Sclerosis – Technology Networks

New research by Dorothy P. Schafer, PhD, at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, reveals the molecular process in which synaptic connections in the brain are damaged in multiple sclerosis and how this contributes to neurodegenerative symptoms. The paper, published in Immunity, also shows how gene therapy may be used to preserve neural circuits and protect against vision loss in the disease.

These findings suggest a path for developing therapies that may protect synapses from the damaging effects of MS and could be broadly applicable to other neurodegenerative disorders, according to Dr. Schafer, assistant professor of neurobiology, and Sebastian Werneburg, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the Schafer lab.

"Most MS research and FDA-approved treatments focus on demyelination and axon death," said Schafer. "Far less is known about what happens to the synaptic connections between neurons, which has proven to be a key aspect of neurodegeneration likely leading to cognitive decline in other diseases such as Alzheimer's disease."

Multiple sclerosis is a neurological disease of the central nervous system affecting more than 2 million people worldwide. The disease involves an abnormal response of the body's peripheral immune system against the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves, which damages the fatty substance surrounding nerve fibers called myelin. Recurrent episodes of inflammation result in demyelination. As the myelin is stripped away, the nerve fibers are exposed to inflammatory attacks from the immune system and the transmission of nerve signals within the central nervous system are altered or stopped completely. A small subset of MS patients experience chronic progressive neurodegenerative symptoms accompanied by significant synaptic loss and central nervous system atrophy. This version of the disease is called progressive MS.

FDA-approved medications for treating MS have been developed to limit and reduce the number of relapses, which delay progression of the disease and minimize demyelination, but there is no cure for the disease and patients are still left with disability. Current therapies work to inhibit peripheral immune attack of the central nervous system and inflammatory demyelination, but the neurodegenerative aspects of the disease have proven harder to decelerate, particularly for patients with progressive MS.

Vison loss is one of the most common symptoms of MS and is often one of the first that patients notice. Problems with vision result from damage to the optic nerve that connects the eye to the brain or from lack of coordination in the eye muscle.

"The retinogeniculate system, which comprises neurons that extend their axons via the optic nerve to the thalamus in the brain, is an ideal model for investigating MS because it's easy to access for therapeutic intervention, subtle changes can be readily detected and the visional pathway is affected in almost half of all patients with the disease," said Dr. Werneburg.

Profound synaptic loss was observed in animal models as microglia engulfed and eliminated presynaptic connections. Microglia are the immune cells of the central nervous system and are emerging as key players in regulating neural circuit structure in health and disease. One of the vast number of functions microglia perform in the brain is similar to the role macrophages perform in the immune system: clearing cellular decay and dead neurons from tissue.

"We found the protein C3 in abundance at synapses," said Werneburg.

C3 is not normally found in adult brain tissue. C3 protein usually only shows up in neural tissue during the developmental stages of the brain when synapses are being pruned. Synaptic pruning eliminates weak or unused synapsis as the brain matures to help efficiency and conserve energy.

In the case of demyelinating disease, it is not known why C3 is being produced and activated. This complement protein binds to synapses, sending the signal to microglia that the otherwise healthy-seeming synapse should be eliminated. This leads microglia to attack synapses.

Schafer, in collaboration with Guangping Gao, PhD, the Penelope Booth Rockwell Professor in Biomedical Research, professor of microbiology & physiological systems, director of the UMMS Horae Gene Therapy Center and Viral Vector Core, and co-director of the Li Weibo Institute of Rare Disease, used a gene therapy approach and adeno-associated virus to deliver Crry, an inhibitor of C3, specifically to synapses in the visual system while leaving the rest of the brain untouched, to see if synapses could be spared and vision preserved. Crry is a natural inhibitor of complement proteins such as C3. These regulators help protect cells or tissue from unwanted attack by the immune system.

After injection of the AAV into the circuit, Crry localized to synapses and successfully preserved them by binding to C3 so microglia couldn't damage them.

"As a result of this inhibition, we saw improved visional function in mice," said Werneburg.

Schafer said the protective effects of the AAV-delivered inhibitor were specific to the visual circuit. "It's possible that therapies targeting different circuits of the brain can be used to protect against synaptic damage in other neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's."

The next step for Schafer and colleagues will be to determine how the C3 protein is being activated and produced during MS and other neurodegenerative diseases.

Reference: Werneburg, S., Jung, J., Kunjamma, R. B., Ha, S.-K., Luciano, N. J., Willis, C. M., Gao, G., Biscola, N. P., Havton, L. A., Crocker, S. J., Popko, B., Reich, D. S., & Schafer, D. P. (2020). Targeted Complement Inhibition at Synapses Prevents Microglial Synaptic Engulfment and Synapse Loss in Demyelinating Disease. Immunity, 52(1), 167-182.e7.

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The year in new drugs: Looking back and ahead –

Gene therapy is a very hot area. Scientists can now fix defective genetic mutations that cause diseases. An initial focus is in rare diseases with urgent clinical needs, but the future holds the possibility for significant expansion.

Another promising area is the broadening of the scope of cell therapy, which is currently being used for blood cancers, into solid tumors. If this is successful, it could transform the field of personalized cancer care.

Finally, Biogen has a novel antibody drug for the treatment of Alzheimers. If the FDA approves this therapy, it could lead to the resurgence of Alzheimers drug development, which represents a huge unmet medical need.

How about at OMRF? What did 2019 deliver, and what has you excited for 2020?

The FDA approved Adakveo in November, a new drug for sickle cell disease based on discoveries made by OMRFs Dr. Rod McEver. In 2020, Im excited about Progentec, an OMRF spin-off company thats developing novel diagnostic and disease management solutions for autoimmune patients.

Also, we have a new startup called Ambocept thats developing novel cancer therapeutics. Finally, two drugs that began in OMRF labs are progressing in clinical trials: one to treat hearing loss, the other for people suffering from deadly brain cancers.

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Teenager’s experimental gene therapy treatment could change the lives of millions of sickle cell patients worldwide – Genetic Literacy Project

Meet Helen Obando, a shy 16-year-old who likes to dance when her body isnt ravaged by the debilitating symptoms of sickle cell disease. The genetic blood disorder can cause strokes, organ damage and intense pain.

After a lifetime of pain and potential permanent damage to her body, Helen had the opportunity to receive a breakthrough experimental treatment at Boston Childrens Hospital that would make her the youngest person in the U.S. to have her DNA reset in an attempt to cure her sickle cell disease.

The outcome of her gene therapy could help determine how an estimated 100,000 people in the U.S. and millions more around the world are treated. Sickle cell disease most commonly affects people from sub-Saharan Africa, and about 1 in 500 African-Americans have the blood disorder, the most commonly inherited blood disorder in the U.S. But some people with the disease have southern European, Middle Eastern or Asian backgrounds or, like Helen, are Hispanic. For decades, attention and money for research have not matched the scale of the problem.

Why has it taken so long for the scientific research community to push ahead with promising therapies for sickle cell?

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Alberta baby Mighty Hudson home after gene therapy: hes cured – Global News

The first six months of his young life have been a roller-coaster but Mighty Hudson Cowie is back home in Alberta after an experimental gene therapy procedure in Tennessee was successful.

Its been so long since weve got to see our family, our friends, Hudsons dad Ian said. Even just to be able to show him off to everybody. Weve spent the last six months seeing how amazing of a little guy he is.

Now we finally get to share that with everybody.

Hudson was diagnosed with Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) within days of his birth on June 23. The condition, known to many as Bubble Boy Disease, prevents his body from fighting illnesses. Essentially, he didnt have an immune system.

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In August, Hudson was accepted into a gene therapy program at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital in Memphis. A medical team removed some of his bone marrow cells and replaced the faulty gene with a corrected one. The cells were placed back into his body through an IV.

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They took his own bone marrow out in his bone marrow, hes got hematopoietic stem cells. They were able to take those cells and modify them to create a product, a repaired version of those cells, and then give them back to him, Ian told Global News on Monday.

Medicine is amazing. We took a chance on science and were so glad that we did. Its amazing what theyre able to do.

Ian and his wife Hayley were weighing two options for their little boy: using donor cells or a revamped version of Hudsons own cells. They decided on the second, which meant a trial at St. Judes.

We weighed the pros and cons of both options and for us, [and] personally, we decided that gene therapy seemed like the safer way to go, Ian said.

It didnt rely on a donor, it was the new up-and-coming medicine, the existing results for gene therapy were already incredibly promising and then, as an added bonus, it had substantially less chemotherapy requirements.

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It honestly sounded too good to be true, Hayley added.

With bone marrow transplant, we heard of graft versus host disease, where its somebody elses cells and they can reject them. With gene therapy, having his own cells, he wasnt going to reject them because his body already knows them.

A few months after the transplant, they started to see results: Hudsons first T-cells, a type of white blood cell thats a key component of the immune system.

From three months, it exploded. At four months, it was even more T-cells. The growth was exponential, Ian said.

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I think thats the thing every doctor hopes to get to say to their patients one day: Hes cured. And the day that we left Memphis, she said that. She said: Hes cured.

We squealed like little schoolgirls. It was very exciting.

Hudsons immune system right now can be compared to that of a newborn baby.

As hes introduced to small bugs, itll just keep growing and growing and be normal, Hayley explained.

There are still unknowns, but the family is very hopeful.

He was Patient 12 on the trial and from what we were informed, everyone on the trial has done tremendously well, Ian said.

I just think its amazing, Hayley added. Its amazing that we were the first ones who got on newborn screening and that this trial was even available for us. It just seems that everything completely lined up.

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I feel like everything has just fallen into place to get him cured.

The treatment is just amazing. Our doctors are brilliant, its just all incredible and hes doing great.

Hudson was one of the first babies to be screened for SCID through a new program. Since SCID was added in May 2019, the Alberta Health Services Newborn Metabolic Screening Program has screened over 34,000 newborns and has diagnosed four cases of SCID.

While very much welcome, being home is still a big change for the Cowies.

Im still processing, even now, Hayley said. Its nice to go see people but we were in isolation for so long that it doesnt just flip all of a sudden. I know were still really protective and we can hear a cough from miles away.

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It was surreal to leave but I feel like Im still dreaming a little bit.

They havent attempted any big outings yet especially given its flu season but they have been able to go to some family dinners.

Its an adjustment for sure, but a good adjustment, Hayley said. He loves people Hes always just smiling and playful hes just happy.

The Cowies will be back in Tennessee for one day for a checkup this weekend. Hudson will have another checkup with the St. Judes team next month. Hell have followups at least once a year until hes 10 years old.

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UK biotech PhoreMost to work with Otsuka on gene therapy projects – – pharmaphorum

Building on an R&D tie-up with an Indian stem cell institution last year, UK biotech PhoreMost has begun a collaboration with Japans Otsuka working on several gene therapy projects.

Cambridge-based PhoreMost said it will use its next-generation phenotypic screening platform Siteseeker to identify novel targets for Otsukas therapeutics discovery programmes.

Novel targets identified will be further validated and characterised by Otsuka as part of its internal development pipeline, with an initial focus on gene therapy applications of identified targets.

Siteseeker looks at different protein shapes to find functionally active peptides that can be targeted by new therapies.

The technology looks at the entire proteome all of the proteins expressed in a live cell environment looking for druggable targets for a chosen disease.

Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.

Dr Chris Torrance, CEO of PhoreMost, said: This collaboration with Otsuka is further recognition of the power of the Siteseeker approach to drive the identification of novel, druggable targets.

We are particularly excited to be exploring not only small molecule therapeutics but also gene therapy applications of our platform.

PhoreMost was one of two UK-based companies to receive funding from the government-backed agency Innovate UK to receive funding for small molecule research.

The 1 million funding was announced in 2018, and supported PhoreMost and the immune-oncology firm NeoPhore.

The companies won the funding as part of a competition organised by Innovate UK and funded by the UKs Biomedical Catalyst.

PhoreMost is also working with Indias Centre for Chemical Biology and Therapeutics, part of the Institute for Stem Cell Science and Regenerative Medicine (inStem).

The project began in July last year and, with funding from the Indian government, aims to create chemical tools that modulate novel classes of drug targets.

InStem is researching the genetic mechanisms of potency, differentiation and proliferation in human pluripotent cells.

It aims to examine diseases that can potentially be treated by stem cells.

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Hopeful New Therapies For Pancreatic Cancer Expected to be a Big Boon for Biotechs – P&T Community

PALM BEACH, Florida, Jan. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Pancreatic cancer is a notoriously aggressive and hard-to-treat malignancy; the five-year survival rate is less than 10%. Treatment options for pancreatic cancer are limited to surgery, radiation, and chemotherapies; thus, demand is high for safer, more-efficacious drugs, which will serve to drive the market. ResearchAndMarkets projects that the global pancreatic cancer therapy market is expected to reach US$ 4,056.4 Mn in 2025 from US$ 2,011.2 Mn in 2017. The market is estimated to grow with a CAGR of 8.1% from 2018-2025. The growth of the pancreatic cancer therapy market is primarily attributed to the increase in number of therapies launched in the market. The development of new drugs is thus expected to drive the growth of pancreatic cancer therapy market. The report continued by saying: "However, these drugs travel throughout the body and thus can affect normal and healthy cells adversely. Blood-forming cells in the bone marrow, hair follicles and cell in the mouth, digestive tract, and reproductive system are likely to be affected by chemotherapeutic drugs. The current treatment options available for pancreatic cancer patients only help to extend the patients' lives by a few months. Active biotech and pharma companies in the markets this week include Oncolytics Biotech Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCY) (TSX: ONC), Mallinckrodt plc (NYSE: MNK), Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX), Soligenix, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNGX), BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCRX).

"This demands potential drugs that are able to enhance the effectiveness of chemotherapy drugs. Combination of two or more chemotherapy drugs are a suitable way out to increase the efficacy of the drug as well as proves advantageous in the treatment the biologic therapy segment is expected to grow at the fastest rate during the coming years owing to increasing number of novel upcoming immunotherapies as well as targeted cell therapy that treats the cancer without any severe side effects and has number of therapeutic benefits over the conventional chemotherapies This demands potential drugs that are able to enhance the effectiveness of chemotherapy drugs. Combination of two or more chemotherapy drugs are a suitable way out to increase the efficacy of the drug as well as proves advantageous in the treatment."

Oncolytics Biotech Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCY) (TSX: ONC) BREAKING NEWS: Oncolytics Biotech Announces Publication of an Abstract for the 2020Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium Highlighting CEACAM6 as a Potential Prognostic Biomarker Candidate for Pancreatic Cancer- Oncolytics Biotech currently developing pelareorep, an intravenously delivered immuno-oncolytic virus, today stated that the previously announced abstract for a poster to be presented at the 2020Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium sponsored by ASCO in San Francisco, has been published. The abstract highlights new biomarker data from the randomized study NCI 8601: Carboplatin and Paclitaxel With or Without Viral Therapy in Treating Patients With Recurrent or Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer.

The abstract, CEACAM6 is a candidate biomarker for Reolysin (pelareorep) sensitivity in pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDAC), was co-authored by Dr. Anne Noonan, Department of Medical Oncology, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Richard Solove Research Institute and James Cancer Hospital, and Dr. Tanios Bekaii-Saab Senior Associate Consultant, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona.

Data in the abstract associate low levels of the gene CEACAM6 with prolonged progression free survival (PFS) in pelareorep-treated patients with pancreatic cancer, with PFS improving from 5.72 months to 10.32 months (p=0.05). This effect was not seen in non-pelareorep treated patients. Consequently, CEACAM6 may serve as a prognostic biomarker for sensitivity of pancreatic tumors to pelareorep treatment. Additional data will be announced following the poster presentation.

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Other recent developments in the biotech industry include:Mallinckrodt plc (NYSE: MNK) a global biopharmaceutical company, recently confirmed enrollment of the first patient in the company's Phase 4, multi-center, multiple-dose, open-label study to assess the effects of Acthar Gel as a therapy option in patients with severe keratitis.

"In my experience, a considerable number of severe keratitis patients can have persistent disease that may not be resolved by first-line treatment," saidEugene McLaurin, MD and Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology and American College of Surgeons."I am pleased that the first patient has been enrolled in this important Phase 4 study, the results of which may potentially provide data to further support Acthar Gel as a treatment option in appropriate keratitis patients."

Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) a clinical-stage gene therapy company utilizing a unique, non-viral proprietary platform designed to deliver tumor suppressor genes to cancer cells, recently announced that the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track Designation for Genprex's Oncoprex immunogene therapy in combination with EGFR inhibitor osimertinib (AstraZeneca's Tagrisso, which had worldwide sales in 2018 of $1.86 billion, $2.31 billion in the first 9 months of 2019 and is currently AstraZeneca's highest grossing product) for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with EFGR mutations that progressed after treatment with osimertinib alone. Oncoprex is comprised of the TUSC2 (Tumor Suppressor Candidate 2) gene complexed with a lipid nanoparticle. TUSC2 is the active agent in Oncoprex.

Genprex has treated more than 50 lung cancer patients with Oncoprex in Phase I and II clinical trials. The company believes the data from these trials are encouraging as to both safety and efficacy.

Soligenix, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNGX) a late-stage pharmaceutical company working to improve the current standard of care for numerous rare diseases through the development and commercialization of novel treatments, is nearing the release of topline data after completing final enrollment for SGX301, a pivotal Phase 3 trial targeting the treatment of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. A successful report may position the companyfor significant increases to shareholder value before the end of Q1 2020, and ultimately position the company to commercialize its first drug in a market that is estimated at a more than $200 million revenue opportunity.

The Phase 3clinical trial is focused on the potential benefits ofSoligenix's topical drug ointment SGX301, or synthetic hypericin, in the treatment of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL). CTCL is a rare type of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma that sits high on the list of conditions that has no current or effective drug treatment, pushing Soligenix to fill the demand to serve this unmet medical need.

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCRX) recently announced the appointments of Charles Gayer as chief commercial officer and Allen Hodge as vice president and general manager for the United States.

Mr. Gayer joined BioCryst in 2015 as vice president of global strategic marketing. Since July 2019 he has served as interim chief commercial officer, playing a key role in defining the strategy, and building the commercial operations, to support the launch of berotralstat, BioCryst's oral kallikrein inhibitorfor hereditary angioedema (HAE).

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Personalized Gene Therapy Treatments for Cancer Market 2020-2026: Deep Analysis of Current Trends and Future Demand by Top Key Players – Vital News 24

The latest release from CMIwith title Personalized Gene Therapy Treatments for Cancer Market Research Report 2020-2026 (by Product Type, End-User / Application and Regions / Countries) provides an in-depth assessment of the Personalized Gene Therapy Treatments for Cancer including key market trends, upcoming technologies, industry drivers, challenges, regulatory policies, key players company profiles and strategies. Global Personalized Gene Therapy Treatments for Cancer Market study with 100+ market data Tables, Pie Chat, Graphs & Figures is now released BY Coherent Market Insights. The report presents a complete assessment of the Market covering future trends, current growth factors, attentive opinions, facts, and industry-validated market data forecast until 2026.

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New breakthrough in cancer research promises better immune therapy – Health24

In 2017 we reported on an experimental immunotherapy cancer treatment which showed extraordinary results in clinical trials. This type of treatment is known as T-cell cancer therapy.

How exactly does T-cell cancer therapy work?

The field of immunotherapy aims to "supercharge" the body's own immune system, better enabling it to fight cancer.

T-cells are white blood cells that form part of the immune system, detecting and attacking abnormal or foreign cells in the body.

In cancer patients, T-cells normally aren't able to completely rid the body of cancer.

In T-cell therapy, immune cells are engineered to better recognise and fight cancer cells. Researchers extract these cells from blood and edit them with gene transfers to produce a potent receptor that can more effectively fight cancer. The cells are then placed back into the patients body

While this type of treatment was initially used in patients with an advanced form of leukaemia, a new breakthrough meant that T-cell therapy could be used for many other types of cancer.

What does the new research entail?

According to a news report, in 2020, researchers discovered a new immune cell receptor. This means that T-cell therapy as we know it can work much, much better and fight more cancers as it was only able to recognise a handful of cancers in the past.

This meant that, because of a T-cell receptor called human leukocyte antigen (HLA), the treatment had to be personalised for every single patient. This is the receptor that enables the cells to detect and fight the cancer.

Usually HLA varies from person to person, but that is where the new discovery could be a breakthrough.

The new study was led by scientists from Cardiff University in the UK who used the CRISPR-Cas9 screening to discover a new type of receptor called MR1. The full study can be found in the journal Nature Immunology.

These receptors do exactly what HLA does, but there is one big difference the treatment doesnt differ from person to person, resulting in a much better basis for T-cell therapy.

Too soon to tell, but prospect is exciting

There is, however, one caveat. The research is still very new and was conducted in a lab, which means that positive results first need to be achieved in clinical trials.

Experts remain optimistic and call this discovery an exciting new frontier.

"This research represents a new way of targeting cancer cells, which is really quite exciting, although much more research is needed to understand precisely how it works,"says research and policy director Alasdair Rankin from the blood cancer charity Bloodwise, who was not involved in the research

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Global Healthcare Market Outlook, 2020: Key Predictions & Growth Opportunities for the $2+ Trillion Industry – Yahoo Finance

Dublin, Jan. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global Healthcare Market Outlook, 2020" report has been added to's offering.

Amid rising global trade tensions and sluggish global economic outlook for 2020, the global healthcare market is expected to cross the $2 trillion mark in 2020.

Healthcare will be among the top two priorities for voters in the 2020 presidential election in the US. In the European region, looming BREXIT indecision is likely to have a strong impact on Europe's biggest digital health market (UK). Globally, 2020 will be a reality check for long-pending national healthcare policies and regulatory reforms that must re-invigorate future strategies.

The new vision for healthcare for 2020 and beyond will not just focus on access, quality, and affordability but also on predictive, preventive, and outcome-based care models promoting social and financial inclusion. Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) will emerge has a big theme across progressive health systems to proactively engage the right patients and improve health outcomes to help healthcare organizations meet quality standards. In 2020, consumer-driven models of healthcare will gain more market traction, as they stand to better bridge the gap of what consumers want and what healthcare can deliver.

Continued steps will be taken by retail (Walmart, Costco, Amazon, Ali Health), and consumer tech (Google, Apple, Microsoft, and so on) companies globally; to make further headway (intrude) into vetted healthcare space. In 2020, the convergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain, and the Internet of Things (IoT) will further catalyze the space of innovation adoption and related applications in the healthcare realm. For example, while Blockchain will improve data liquidity to empower AI and analytics vendors/applications to digest a large amount of data, AI can manage Blockchain systems more efficiently than humans.

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Genprex rakes in $8M in at-the-market stock offering – Proactive Investors USA & Canada

The gene therapy company sold 7.6 million shares of stock at a price of $1.05 per share

Genprex Inc () announced an $8 million offering of stock through securities purchase agreements made with influential investors.

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R&D Activities to Fast-track the Growth of the Gene Therapy and Antisense Drugs Market Between 2017 2025 – Fusion Science Academy

The Gene Therapy and Antisense Drugs Market research report added by Market Study Report, LLC, provides a succinct analysis on the recent market trends. In addition, the report offers a thorough abstract on the statistics, market estimates and revenue forecasts, which further highlights its position in the industry, in tandem with the growth strategies adopted by leading industry players.

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The geographical reach of the Gene Therapy and Antisense Drugs market has been meticulously segmented into United States, China, Europe, Japan, Southeast Asia & India, according to the report.

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On the basis of therapeutic area, the gene therapy and antisense drugs market is segmented into cancer, anemia, rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular diseases, HIV/AIDS, cystic fibrosis, diabetes mellitus and obesity, and renal diseases.

By gene transfer method, ex vivo gene transfer and in vivo gene transfer are the segments of the market. The former involves the transfer of cloned genes into cells, i.e., cells are altered outside the body before being implanted into the patient, whereas the latter involves the transfer of cloned genes directly into the patients tissues. The outcome of in vivo gene transfer technology mainly depends on the general efficacy of gene transfer and expression.

Global Gene Therapy and Antisense Drugs Market: Regional Outlook

The global gene therapy and antisense drugs market is segmented into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Rest of the World. Amongst these, North America holds the leading position in the market followed by Europe. The increasing incidence of cancer and other fatal diseases, unhealthy lifestyle practices such as excessive smoking and excessive consumption of high fat content food, and increasing research efforts for treatment against cancer are the major factors driving the gene therapy and antisense drugs market in these regions.

Asia Pacific is expected to emerge as a significant market for gene therapy and antisense drugs. The high population density including a large geriatric population, expeditiously increasing demand for technologically advanced therapeutics, and increasing government support for improved healthcare infrastructure in the region is driving the growth of this regional market. Furthermore, favorable reimbursement policies and tax benefits on newer therapies will further fuel the growth of the Asia Pacific gene therapy and antisense drugs market.

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Some of the leading companies operating in the global gene therapy and antisense drugs market are GenVec Inc., Avigen Inc., Genome Therapeutics Corp., Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Isis Pharmaceuticals, Cell Genesys Inc., and others. These companies are profiled for their key business attributes in the report.

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This report presents the worldwide In Situ Hybridization market size (value, production and consumption), splits the breakdown (data status 2018 and forecast to 2025), by manufacturers, region, type and application.

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Global In Situ Hybridization Market: Drivers and Restraints

Technological advancements in the field of in situ hybridization, such as development of the cytogenetic technique, is one of the key factors driving the market. The rising prevalence of cancer has necessitated clinical research, which is another major market driver. The introduction of new therapeutic agents has led to a high rate of adoption of companion diagnostics, boosting the overall market expansion. Besides these factors, the growth of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry has improved the prospects of the in situ hybridization market worldwide.

Florescence in situ hybridization (FISH) can be used in the detection of genetic abnormalities such as aneuploidy, characteristic gene fusion, or loss of a chromosomal region. It is also useful for research in the fields of gene mapping and identification of genetic aberrations, which are responsible for cancer. As this technique is simple yet effective, FISH will ensure the growth of the global in situ hybridization market.

On the contrary, strict regulatory policies will obstruct the growth of the in situ hybridization market. However, the emergence of molecular cytogenetics will present significant opportunities due to unmet needs in accurate disease diagnosis, rising number of chromosomal disorders, and surge in population.

Global In Situ Hybridization Market: Regional Outlook

On the basis of geography, the global market for in situ hybridization can be segmented into Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, North America, and the Middle East and Africa. North America holds a large share in the overall market, with Europe and Asia Pacific also exhibiting promising growth. Extensive research activities in countries such as Canada and the U.S., increased adoption of companion diagnostics, and beneficial government policies have been aiding the in situ hybridization market in North America.

Over the forecast period 2017-2025, Asia Pacific will undergo tremendous growth on account of growing incidence of cancer and its diagnosis, increased healthcare expenditure, and increasing health awareness among people. The presence of international companies in countries such as India and China will further provide an impetus to the market.

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The major companies operating in the market for in situ hybridization include Bio Sb, Inc., Advanced Cell Diagnostics, Inc., Merck KGaA, Abbott Laboratories, Inc., Leica Biosystems Nussloch GmbH, Danaher Corporation, and Agilent Technologies. Several companies are using business strategies such as product enhancement, collaborations, acquisitions, and partnerships with a view to increasing profit.

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1.5.1 Global In Situ Hybridization Market Size Growth Rate by Application

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2.1 Global In Situ Hybridization Market Size

2.1.1 Global In Situ Hybridization Revenue 2014-2025

2.1.2 Global In Situ Hybridization Production 2014-2025

2.2 In Situ Hybridization Growth Rate (CAGR) 2019-2025

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2.3.2 Key In Situ Hybridization Manufacturers In Situ Hybridization Manufacturing Base Distribution, Headquarters Manufacturers In Situ Hybridization Product Offered Date of Manufacturers Enter into In Situ Hybridization Market

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3.1 In Situ Hybridization Production by Manufacturers

3.1.1 In Situ Hybridization Production by Manufacturers

3.1.2 In Situ Hybridization Production Market Share by Manufacturers

3.2 In Situ Hybridization Revenue by Manufacturers

3.2.1 In Situ Hybridization Revenue by Manufacturers (2019-2025)

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Gene Therapy Market Is Thriving Worldwide with major players Like: UniQure NV Bluebird Bio, Celladon, Avalanche Bio – Expedition 99

The Global Gene Therapy Market is growing at an exciting pace driven by changing dynamics and risk ecosystem, a study of which forms the crux of the report. The study on the global Gene Therapy market takes a closer look at several regional trends and the emerging regulatory landscape to assess its prospects. The critical assessment of the numerous growth factors and breaks in the global Gene Therapy market offered in the analyses helps in assessing the lucrativeness of its key segments.

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Summary of Market: The global Gene Therapy market is valued at xx million US$ in 2019 is expected to touch xx million US$ by the close of 2025, growing at a CAGR of xx% during 2020-2025.

The report emphases on Gene Therapy Market volume and value at Global Level, Regional Level And Company Level. From a global standpoint, this report embodies overall market size by studying historical data and future outlook.

The report is bifurcated into product type, applications, and regions worldwide. The above areas are further bifurcated into country-level data statistics for the below countries.

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To observe worthwhile expansions including expansions, new services presents in worldwide industry.

To classify and assess the side view of important companies of Global Gene Therapy industry.

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How is the Gene Therapy market expected to Grow In Terms Of Value during the study period?

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What are the Key Challenges, Opportunities, and Improvements faced by market players in the global Gene Therapy market?

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1.1 Research Opportunity

1.2 Major Industrialists

1.3 Market Segment by Type

1.4 Market Segment by Application

1.5 Study Objectives

1.6 Years Considered

2 Global Evolution Trends

2.1 Production and Volume Analysis

2.1.1 Global Gene Therapy Production Value 2015-825

2.1.2 Global Gene Therapy Production 2015-2025.

2.1.3 Global Gene Therapy Capacity 2015-2025.

2.1.4 Global Gene Therapy Marketing Pricing and Trends

2.2 Major Producers Growth Rate (CAGR) 2020-2025.

2.2.1 Global Gene Therapy Market Size CAGR of Major Regions

2.2.2 Global Gene Therapy Market Share of Major Regions

2.3 Industry Trends

2.3.1 Market Top Trends

2.3.2 Market Operators

3 Market Share by Industrialists

3.1 Capacity and Production by Industrialists

3.1.1 Global,Gene Therapy Capacity by Industrialists

3.1.2 Global Gene Therapy Production by Industrialists

3.2 Revenue by Industrialists

3.2.1. Gene Therapy Revenue by Industrialists (2015-2020)

3.2.2. Gene Therapy Revenue Share by Industrialists (2015-2020)

3.2.3 Global Gene Therapy Market Concentration Ratio (CR5 and HHI)

3.3. Gene Therapy Price by Industrialists

3.4 Major Industrialists of Gene Therapy Plants/Factories Distribution and Area Served

3.5 Date of Major Industrialists Enter into Gene Therapy Market

3.6 Major Industrialists Gene Therapy Product Offered

3.7 Mergers & Acquisitions, Expansion Plans

4 Market Dimensions by Type

4.1 Production and Production Rate for Each Type

4.2 Global Gene Therapy Production Market Share by Type

4.3 Global Gene Therapy Production Value Market Share by Type

4.4. Gene Therapy Ex-factory Price by Type

5 Market Size by Application

5.1 Overview

5.2 Global Gene Therapy Consumption by Application

6 Production by Regions

6.1 Global Gene Therapy Production (History Data) by Regions 2015-2020.

6.2 Global Gene Therapy Production Value (History Data) by Regions

6.3 North America

6.3.1 North America Production Growth Rate 2015-2020.

6.3.2 North America Production Value Growth Rate 2015-2020.

6.3.3 Major Players in North America

6.3.4 North America Import & Export

6.4 Europe

6.4.1 Europe Production Growth Rate 2015-2020.

6.4.2 Europe Production Value Growth Rate 2015-2020.

6.4.3 Major Players in Europe

6.4.4 Europe Import & Export

6.5 China

6.5.1 China Production Growth Rate 2015-2020.

6.5.2 China Production Value Growth Rate 2015-2020.

6.5.3 Major Players in China

6.5.4 China Import & Export

6.6 Japan

6.6.1 Japan Production Growth Rate 2015-2020.

6.6.2 Japan Production Value Growth Rate 2015-2020.

6.6.3 Major Players in Japan

6.6.4 Japan Import & Export

7. Gene Therapy Consumption by Regions

7.1 Global Gene Therapy Consumption (History Data) by Regions

7.2 North America

7.2.1 North America Consumption by Type

7.2.2 North America Consumption by Application

7.2.3 North America Consumption by Countries

7.2.4 United States

7.2.5 Canada

7.2.6 Mexico

7.3 Europe

7.3.1 Europe Consumption by Type

7.3.2 Europe Consumption by Application

7.3.3 Europe Consumption by Countries

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Gene Therapy Market Segmentation 2020 | Analyzing the Impact Followed by Restraints till 2029 – News Monitoring

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Cell and Gene Therapy Market to Exceed Revenues Worth US$ By the End of 2020 2027 – Melanian News

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French-Belgian biotech banks 20M to break ground in blood-splattered field of therapeutic cancer vaccines – Endpoints News

About a decade ago, the ill-fated therapeutic cancer vaccine Provenge was approved, eventually bankrupting its developer Dendreon. Since then, a number of drugmakers have seen similar efforts splutter and fizzle, although the emergence of immunotherapies checkpoint inhibitors and CAR-T drugs offered a glimmer of hope in resuscitating the field. Banking on that promise is PDC*line Pharma, which secured a 20 million injection on Wednesday.

Spun out of the French Blood Bank, the Belgian-French biotech is developing off-the-shelf cancer vaccines that are based on a therapeutic cell line of plasmacytoid dendritic cells, which are sometimes referred to as the Swiss army knife of immune cells due to their diverse range of function. PDC*line Pharmas technology is being developed to be synergistic with checkpoint inhibitors.

Scientists initially hoped that turbocharging the immune system to battle cancer cells would be enough to shrink tumors. But that didnt quite occur since cancer cells possess the ability to put brakes on that immune assault.

In the case of Provenge, data showed the product helped prostate cancer patients live longer but there was no evidence of tumor shrinkage or cancer cell death. Still,Wall Street tagged it with blockbuster expectations. But its adoption was restricted by its complex autologous therapeutic administration, high price tag and changing treatment landscape. Since then, a number of other therapeutic cancer vaccine makers have crashed and burned including Argos Therapeutics and Bavarian Nordic.

A few years ago, the emergence of checkpoint inhibitors which are engineered to unleash the immune system emerged as the perfect partner in crime for the therapeutic cancer vaccine. That is what PDC*line Pharma hopes its vaccine will accomplish.

Its lead product is currently in a Phase I/II study in patients with the most common form of lung cancer. Enrollment is expected to be completed by 2022, chief Eric Halioua told Endpoints News.

Provenges complicated autologous administration, cost of goods, batch-to-batch variability and underwhelming efficacy all contributed to its tepid sales, Halioua suggested, indicating that PDC*line Pharmas plan to incorporate a checkpoint inhibitor into the equation would likely be beneficial.

You need a good vaccine to activate (the) immune system, and you need something to break the defense mechanisms of the tumor. And all the first generations of vaccines were not in these situations.

Although the company is initially testing its off-the-shelf vaccine as a monotherapy, eventually a checkpoint inhibitor will be added to the mix.

But caution is warranted: Efforts to combine therapeutic cancer vaccines and checkpoint inhibitors have also met with failure. Last month, French biotech Transgene abandoned its therapeutic lung cancer vaccine after mid-stage data showed that when tested alongside Bristol-Myers Opdivo, the combination did not significantly shrink tumors.

Altogether PDC*line Pharma which recently signed a 108 million licensing deal (plus royalties) for its lung cancer vaccine in South Korea and other Asian regions has raised more than 30 million since its inception in 2014.

In this latest round of Series B funding, PDC*line Pharma lured five new investors: Korean Investment Partners, as well as two South Korean funds Shinhan-Cognitive Start-up Fund and UTC 2019 BIOVENTUREFUND in addition to two Belgian funds, SRIW (The Regional Investment Company of Wallonia) and Sambrinvest (the investment fund of Charleroi).

The new investors joined existing investors SFPI-FPIM, the Belgian Federal Holding and Investment Company, Noshaq Group, the Financire Spin-off Luxembourgeoise/INVESTSUD Group, among other undisclosed names.

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Discovery of gene that modifies severity of inherited kidney disease – Devdiscourse

Experts at Newcastle University have shown that the rate of kidney disease in people with Joubert syndrome is determined by the genetic makeup of the individual and each patient may respond differently to the treatment.

Joubert syndrome is a complex disorder, affecting approximately one in 80,000 newborns, causing varying degrees of physical, mental and sometimes visual impairments. It is often associated with severe kidney disease that requires dialysis and ultimately transplantation.

The study, published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is the first time that an explanation has been given for the difference of disease progression in Joubert syndrome patients.

Significant breakthrough

The Newcastle research has identified a second gene called BSND a 'modifier gene' which determines the severity of kidney disease in patients with CEP290 mutations of Joubert syndrome.

It has been assumed that these modifier genes exist, but they have never been found before in rare genetic conditions until now.

Professor John Sayer and Dr Colin Miles, from the Translational and Clinical Research Institute, Newcastle University, led the Medical Research Council-funded research.

Professor Sayer said: "We have shown, using mouse and human DNA samples, that BSND is a modifier gene for the severity of kidney disease in Joubert syndrome.

"This is the first time that a modifier gene for inherited kidney disease has been identified, and this information will improve diagnoses and will be used to develop therapies to reduce the severity of kidney disease in affected patients.

"Our research is a major step forward and, in the future, we may be able to offer a therapy that switches on the protective modifier gene and reduces the development of genetic kidney disease.

"This work paves the way towards personalised therapies in patients with inherited kidney disease."

The international study used mouse models and DNA samples from patients with Joubert syndrome to progress the research.

Scientists used mouse models of disease and genetic manipulation to see how the kidney disease responded to modifier gene manipulation, cross-referenced with DNA sequencing data from patients around the world to prove the modifier gene was relevant in humans.

Challenging disease

Professor Sayer, a Consultant Nephrologist at Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: "The treatment of genetic kidney disease is challenging, as this requires both the correction of the underlying gene defect and the delivery of the treatment.

"We have shown that the kidney disease in a mouse can be dramatically changed by switching on or off a modifier gene.

"This will mean that we can use this information to carry out treatments, including genetic therapies, to lessen the effects of inherited kidney diseases, such as Joubert syndrome.

"We are testing these treatments further in our model systems before we move into patient studies."

Within the next three years, research will start to test the treatment of patients with modifier genes in the hope of developing personalized treatment plans.

Patient story

Siblings Emma, 11, and Ben Buckley, eight, have Joubert syndrome and both developed kidney failure before the age of eight.

They were diagnosed with Joubert syndrome from a few months of age and both have required dialysis and a kidney transplant.

They suffer from a range of medical issues due to Joubert syndrome, including visual impairment, communication problems, and developmental delay.

The two children, of Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, have been instrumental in helping further the research over the years, allowing the Newcastle scientists to study the mutation in detail.

Parents Leanne and Michael say they welcome the findings of the Newcastle University-led study as it will help to give patients a chance of preventing kidney failure in the future.

Leanne said: "It is very important that research is done into Joubert syndrome and the linked kidney damage, as this will hopefully prevent patients in the future needing a kidney transplant.

"All throughout Ben and Emma's lives, they have lived with the effects of Joubert syndrome and scientists found they had a problem with the CEP290 gene.

"Both Ben and Emma have needed dialysis and kidney transplants because of their kidney problems and I would like to hope this research will help prevent kidney failure for other affected children.

"We were happy for Ben and Emma to provide samples for the study as anything that helps further understanding into the condition is well worth doing, so it's great to see the study's positive results."

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Nanoparticle Therapy Shows Promise With Breast Cancer – UMB News

Researchers at theUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) developed a new nanoparticle drug formulation that targets a specific receptor on cancer cells and appears to be more effective than a standard nanoparticle therapy currently on the market to treat metastatic breast cancer, according to a study published today in the journal Science Advances. The new DART (decreased, non-specific adhesivity, receptor-targeted) nanoparticles bypass healthy cells and tissues and bind to tumor cells, dispersing evenly throughout the tumor while releasing the chemotherapy drug paclitaxel.

The marketed drug Abraxane, a nanoformulation containing paclitaxel that is currently used to treat women with aggressive breast cancer, is an effective agent, but it was not designed to selectively deliver paclitaxel to only the cancerous cells within the body, said study corresponding co-author Jeffrey Winkles, PhD, a professor of surgery at UMSOM. Our DART nanoparticle specifically targets the Fn14 receptor found abundantly on breast cancer cells; it uses this receptor to gain entry through the plasma membrane and deliver the drug to destroy the cancer. Winkles group discovered the Fn14 receptor and described its potential as a target for new therapeutics more than a decade ago.

For this study, UMSOM researchers engineered and tested a new therapeutic nanoparticle platform to deliver the drug paclitaxel to treat triple-negative breast cancer. About one in five women with breast cancer have this type of aggressive tumor, which is particularly difficult to treat; these cancers lack receptors commonly expressed by most breast cancer cells, like hormone receptors, for which effective drugs have been designed. But many triple-negative breast cancers express high levels of Fn14; indeed, most solid tumor types, including lung, prostate, and colorectal cancer, overexpress this cell surface receptor.

After much initial hype and some disappointments in the field, nanoparticle delivery systems for cancer treatment are starting to show real promise for patients, said study co-author Graeme Woodworth, MD, professor and interim chair in the Department of Neurosurgery at UMSOM. We established a proof-of-concept with this study, outlining the design of an optimized nanoparticle delivery system that balances the specific binding to cancer cells while minimizing non-specific, off-target binding to other cells in a very fine-tuned way.

To accomplish this, the research team attached a monoclonal antibody called ITEM 4 to the surface of the nanoparticle because it specifically binds to Fn14, providing a key to unlock entry into the cancer cell. The surface of the nanoparticles also was coated with polyethylene glycol to keep them circulating through the bloodstream and lymph system until they reached the tumor and to prevent them from being quickly flushed out of the body.

Many drug delivery carriers exhibit non-specific binding to healthy cells and tissues in addition to the diseased cells they are targeting, which often leads to unintended side effects or toxicities, said study corresponding co-author Anthony Kim, PhD, associate professor of neurosurgery and pharmacology at UMSOM. This DART nanoparticle platform has unique capabilities to improve therapeutic delivery to difficult-to-treat locations within the body while also allowing us to potentially increase the maximum tolerated dose of the encapsulated drug without increasing side effects to patients.

The researchers filled their optimized DART nanoparticle formulation with paclitaxel and tested it against Abraxane (the marketed nanoparticle that also contains paclitaxel) in animals with triple-negative breast cancer tumors. In one set of experiments, the nanoparticles were delivered to mice harboring breast tumors grown above the natural breast region. They found the DART formulation led to a significantly increased median overall survival (68 days) compared to Abraxane treatment (45 days). They also saw a clear benefit to using the DART nanoparticles when they compared the treatments again in animals that harbored breast tumors implanted in the brain (akin to a metastatic brain tumor).

This is a compelling finding and significant step forward in the use of nanoparticles to treat cancer, said UMSOM Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, the John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor and University of Maryland, Baltimore executive vice president for medical affairs. It fits squarely with our School of Medicines mission to advance the field of potentially lifesaving therapies for patients with the most difficult to treat cancers.

The UMSOM researchers are members of the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center. A former PhD student, Jimena Dancy, PhD, and a former postdoctoral fellow, Aniket Wadajkar, PhD, are listed as co-first authors on the publication. Researchers from the Translational Genomics Research Institute in Phoenix, Ariz., and the Mayo Clinic Arizona in Scottsdale, Ariz., also contributed to the work.

This study was primarily funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Future research includes testing the DART therapy in other cancer types, including an aggressive form of brain cancer called glioblastoma and developing a similar version of the nanoparticle designed to work specifically in humans. This would involve using a humanized antibody on the surface of the nanoparticle and scaling up the formulation. The researchers recently received a grant from the TEDCO Maryland Innovation Initiative Commercialization Program to move forward with efforts to adapt their nanoparticle system and eventually test the treatment in cancer patients.

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Endometriosis and cannabis: THC improves symptoms – Health Europa

Endometriosis is a painful condition where the lining of the uterus grows on other parts of the organ such as the fallopian tubes. The new study, published in eLife, shows initial results from treating endometriosis in mice with cannabinoids suggesting they can alleviate symptoms of the disease.

The researchers say this new finding will pave the way for further clinical research.

The findings have led to the start of a clinical trial in collaboration with the Gynecology Service of the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Spain. The trial will evaluate the possible benefits of the naturally occurring cannabinoid 9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC; the main psychoactive constituent of the cannabis plant) in women with endometriosis.

Endometriosis is a common, chronic and painful disease caused when the lining of the womb the endometrium grows outside of the womb cavity. These growths affect reproductive organs and can cause pain, infertility, anxiety, depression and result in a considerable impact on quality of life. Treatment options include surgery or hormone therapy, but these are not always effective and often have significant side-effects.

Rafael Maldonado, Professor at the University Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona, Spain, said: With a lack of effective treatments, women with endometriosis usually rely on self-management strategies like dietary changes or exercise. Although cannabis comes with a large number of potential side effects, its medicinal properties could provide pain relief in endometriosis and other conditions.

Since medical THC is available in some countries, the findings of our study may be of interest for gynecologists and pain specialists who manage the treatment of women with endometrial pain.

The team studied mice with endometrial implants in their pelvis to mimic endometriosis in humans. Those with the implants were more sensitive to pain in their pelvis that can also be associated with emotional and cognitive alterations similar to symptoms seen in some women with endometriosis.

The team next found that mice with endometriosis had similar anxiety-like symptoms experienced by some women with the condition. This was measured by the amount of time the animals spent in open areas of a maze, as those with higher anxiety levels tend not to explore too far. However, their experiments could not reveal whether THC had any significant effects in treating this anxiety.

As endometriosis can be known to impair cognitive function in some women, the team also studied memory performance in the mice. They provided the animals with two identical objects and allowed them to become familiar with them. They then replaced one of the objects and timed how long the mice spent exploring the new versus familiar object, to give an indication of what the animals remembered.

The team found that memory was impaired in the mice with endometriosis compared with those that did not have the condition. However, mice treated with THC did not show this impairment, suggesting that THC may have a protective effect.

Finally, the team studied the effects of THC on the endometrium inside and outside of the womb, and found that mice with endometriosis treated with THC for 32 days had smaller endometrial growths.

First author Alejandra Escudero-Lara, a PhD student at the University Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona, said: Together, our findings show that THC limits the development and symptoms of endometriosis in an experimental model, and highlight the interest of conducting further research to ensure the safety and beneficial effects of this treatment in women with endometriosis.

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Get Rid of Stubborn Belly Fat With 9 Expert Backed Tips – Men’s Health

Stubborn belly fat is more than just an annoyanceit can be dangerous. That's because stomach fat is visceral and surrounds vital organs such as the pancreas and intestines, says Rachel Stahl, R.D. at Weill Cornell Medicine.

It's also biologically active, meaning this type of fat changes the normal balance of hormones and can cause metabolic problems.

"They are not just standard cells storing fat," Stahl tells Men's Health.

Excess belly fat could also be a sign that you have too much fat surrounding your heart, liver, and kidneys, says endocrinologist Dr. Rasa Kazlauskaite, M.D. at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. When this happens "You are that much closer to developing diabetes," Kazlauskaite tells Men's Health.

So how much belly fat is too much?

Guys who have a waist circumference greater than 40 inches are at a higher risk of diabetes and heart disease, according to the National Institute of Health.

Measure around the middle of your waist, just above the hipbones, using a tape measure, advises the NIH.

Although losing belly fat isn't easy, there are ways to reduce your waistline:

Unfortunately, you can't force fat reduction in one area of your body, says Dr. W. Scott Butsch, M.D., and Director of Obesity Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic.

Instead, you'll want to focus on reducing overall calories, Butsch tells Men's Health.

"Weight loss in general should lead to a decrease in belly fat," he says.

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Brain scans show that protein lowers activity in regions of the brain that stimulate food cravings. Protein also increases hormones that make you feel satiated, so you feel fuller for longer periods of time.

They're nutrient dense and provide plenty of fiber, meaning you'll get full on fewer calories. Load up half of your plate with vegetables, or begin every meal with a salad.

Kazlauskaite says guys who want to reduce belly fat should watch how much alcohol they consume. Aside from the obviousempty caloriesalcohol needs to be metabolized by the body, which briefly stops fat burning, she says.

Losing weight shouldn't be your only motivation to hit the gym. And exercise doesn't burn as many calories as you may believe. However, paired with a healthy overall diet, a regular workout routine can help you maintain a calorie deficit.

Clinically, Butsch says many of his patients notice a decrease in belly fat when they incorporate strength training. In fact, obese adolescents who incorporated both aerobic and strength training into their workouts lost the highest amounts of visceral fat, according to a 2014 study published in the Journal of Sports Sciences.

Sugar from juice and sodas are rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream, which spikes insulin, says Kazlauskaite. There's no evidence that these beverages actually cause obesity. However, studies show that frequently drinking sugar-sweetened beverages is linked to weight gain, obesity, and type 2 diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.

Eating an apple is different from a drinking a glass of apple juice, explains Kazlauskaite.

That's because you consume more nutrients like fiber when you consume the food in its natural form, she says. Plus, the process of chewing and consuming the food more slowly can help keep you full. "When you eat an apple, you eat slower," she says. "Your body has more time to digest it."

Cortisol, known as the stress hormone, is linked to a higher percent of belly fat and weight gain. In fact, people who have high levels of cortisol for long periods of time are more likely to develop abdominal obesity, according to a 2018 review of studies published in Current Obesity Reports.

Butsch says simple activities like yoga, meditation, or simply avoiding conflict can help keep your waistline trim.

"I think even just taking the higher road in an argument [helps]," he tells Men's Health.

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BY Mary E. Burman

The table is loaded with food and the conversation is freewheeling with lots of laughter. Suddenly I remember that I have metastatic breast cancer. I'm feeling generally good with few side effects from my current treatment that hopefully will keep the rogue cells in my bones. At times like this, I can forget that I have metastatic breast cancer which will most likely cause my death. When that will happen is unknowable, and uncertainty is now a constant part of my life. Of course, all of us face uncertainty.

As the saying goes, anybody can walk out the door, get hit by a bus and be dead in seconds. However, as someone with a metastatic disease said, "The only thing I can think of is that I'm going to die. And that's the one certainty that I have, and I know people say () you could cross a street and be run over by a bus. But you live your life not thinking about it. I have to deal with it. My bus is here. All the time. And my bus is outside the door every morning and uncertainty is always with me.

For me, uncertainty manifests itself in several ways. There is a lot of ambiguity about my breast cancer which is "atypical" starting out as hormone positive but is now probably triple negative. It is not as aggressive as I was initially diagnosed with breast cancer 10 years ago. That makes the future unpredictable since most studies don't capture the outcomes for someone like me who is a healthy 60-year-old with an atypical cancer. While metastatic breast cancer is unfamiliar to me, my family has experienced a rare form of ataxia that has resulted in the death of several siblings for most of my adult life I've wondered whether I'd get it. Returning to the bus metaphor, while I was thinking Bus #9 (the ataxia bus) would hit me, it turned out to be Bus #3 (the breast cancer bus) resulting in a new and different uncertainty.

The feeling of uncertainty waxes and wanes and is stressful, fatiguing, intrusive, unending and isolating. Ultimately, uncertainty in metastatic breast cancer is not something you get past. It's always there waiting for the results of tests, figuring out the best treatment, wondering about prognosis and feeling anxious about costs of care. However, paradoxically, uncertainty leaves the door open for hope. Persons with metastatic breast cancer live in two worlds that of uncertainty and that of hope. My future is not written in stone because there is no way of knowing if I will live 2 years or 15 years. Consequently, that leaves space for envisioning the future, e.g., hope for time with my family, hope for being able to accomplish some things, and hope for new treatments.

Simultaneously living with uncertainty while embracing hope is not easy but it can be done. Arthur Brooks explores career transitions in the Atlantic magazine in an article entitled "Your professional decline is coming (much) sooner than you think: Here's how to make the most of it". While not about living with metastatic breast cancer, it a useful framework for living with uncertainty.

He promotes four different strategies for living well. First, jump which means focusing on what is most important in our personal and professional lives and walking away what isn't important. For me that meant stepping out of my administrative roles at work and downsizing to a much smaller and more manageable house and yard. Second, we should find ways to serve and help others. For me, I have renewed my volunteer work for a nonprofit clinic in my community, which provides me much satisfaction. Third, worship by exploring our own spiritual self and I've found great joy in reading, thinking and exploring new realms of spirituality. Finally, Brooks advocates that we connect dedicating time to meaningful and purposeful relationships.

Connecting and reconnecting with others who are comfortable with metastatic breast cancer has been extremely beneficial to me. Ultimately, the bus doesn't leave my street, but it doesn't have to impact my daily life which can be filled with hope, meaningful activities, and relationships despite the uncertainty.

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Breakthrough diabetes insulin drug developed with help from Buffalo – Buffalo News

Some people watch what they eat. Paige and Tanner Szczesekhave to watch when they eat.

The two children, ages 6 and 2, from Cheektowaga, have Type 1 diabetes. Like others with their condition, they must take extra insulin before meal and snacks. It takes time to work. Eat too soon, and blood sugar can climb dangerously high a constant worry for their mother, Ashley.

My biggest goal is that my children can just feel like children, she said.

Thanks to a new drug developed with an assist in Western New York, they have more of a chance.

The Food and Drug Administration last month approved of a drug that brings researchers a step closer to developing an artificial pancreas that will provide fast-acting insulin in proper amounts at just the right time for those with diabetes.

Fiasp, made by Novo Nordisk, starts working in 2 minutes, hits full force within 10 minutes and even can be taken shortly after someone withdiabetesstarts eating.

Previous fast-acting insulins took at least two or three times as long to do that job.

The newest drug has been available to adults since 2017, but the Food and Drug Administration wanted testing on children before making it available to them. More than 700 children in 17 countries participated in the clinical trial, including five children ages 13 to 17 who have been patients in the diabetes centers at UBMD Pediatrics and next door at Oishei Childrens Hospital on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

This was a big commitment for the families, said Dr. Kathleen E. Bethin, a clinical professor in the Department of Pediatrics in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, and a physician at both diabetes centers. The kids were in the study for almost a year. There were a lot of extra blood draws and more blood sugar checks than are typically required.

Fiasp brings diabetes researchers closer to mimicking a closed-loop system that uses a glucose monitor, continuous insulin infusion pump and other technologies to allow people whose bodies dont make insulin to live like those whose do.

The new fast-acting insulin drug Fiasp boosts the prospects for a closed-loop insulin system often referred to as "an artificial pancreas," diabetes researchers in Buffalo and elsewhere say. (John Hickey/Buffalo News)

The goal in the diabetes field is to develop insulin analogs that behave more like natural insulin, which is rapid on, rapid off, meaning its quickly released, then quickly dissipates, said Dr. Lucy D. Mastrandrea, chief of the Division of Endocrinology/Diabetes at UBMD Pediatrics and medical director for the Oishei Childrens Hospital Diabetes Center. Part of the reason this drug was developed was to have a better timeline of action thats closer to natural insulin.

The body breaks down carbohydrates into blood sugar to use for energy. Insulin is a hormone needed to bring glucose from the bloodstream into human cells. When blood sugar gets too low, the process breaks down and can lead to learning challenges, seizures, loss of consciousness and death. When it spikes, especially often and over time, complications include limb amputation, heart and kidney disease, and stroke.

For those without diabetes, the pancreas, liver and other organs work together to automatically and seamlessly produce insulin and adjust levels as needed.

Type 2 diabetes is diagnosed when the body doesnt use insulin properly. It often can be managed through a combination of healthy eating, regular exercise and oral medications. Sometimes, insulin also is needed.

Those with Type 1 diabetes produce no insulin. They need to inject manufactured basal insulin to maintain levels throughout each day, load carbs or take medication when blood sugar levels get too low, and add fast-acting insulin to lower them when blood sugar levels climb.

Nearly 18,000 new cases of Type 1 diabetes are diagnosed each year. The majority of children have Type 1, while the majority of those diagnosed in adulthood have Type 2.

Our goal is to keep them in as best control as possible during their childhood years, so that they're not running the risk of dealing with complications when they're in their 20s and 30s, Mastrandrea said.

Drug-maker Eli Lilly engineered the first human-derived insulin, Humulin, in 1981. The company in 1996 developed a faster-acting insulin, Humalog, which is still routinely used. NovoLog and Apidra are among other brands that can lower blood sugar within 20 to 30 minutes after they are injected through a needle or an insulin pump, said Dr. Paresh Dandona, a leading international diabetes researcher, head of the Western New York Center of Diabetes-Endocrinology in Amherst and distinguished professor and chief of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism in the UB medical school.

Administering the drugs takes planning and guesswork because eating, exercise, stress, illness and other factors affect blood sugar levels. That means those with diabetes need to predict related dips and spikes well in advance. Mealtimes generally are the most challenging because they can spark pronounced spikes.

The food hits you a lot faster than the insulin does, said Szczesek.

Fiasp changes the equation. The newer formulation of NovoLog includes niacinamide (vitamin B3) to boost the speed of absorption.

There still is a lag, but it's the best thing we have, said Dandona, whose clinic helped with adult trials several years ago and who has prescribed the drug to some of his patients during the last two years, with good results.

Paige Szczesek, 6, of Cheektowaga, looks at her personal diabetes manager, which helps her and others more closely track her blood glucose levels and insulin use. (John Hickey/Buffalo News)

Paige and Tanner Szczesek are on the front end of the learning curve when it comes to keeping a proper balance. Their father, Shane, also was diagnosed as a child with Type 1 diabetes.

Greater speed is a godsend for the children, each of whom has a continuous glucose monitor and insulin pump to help control their blood sugar. Paige also has a personal diabetes manager, as part of her pump, that helps her family determine when she needs more insulin and how much. Sweet treats are always on hand for times when their blood sugar drops.

When she needs more fast-acting insulin, someone needs to decide when to administer it, then see how it's working. Ashley Szczesek uses a smartphone to keep tabs on blood glucose levels for both children. She teams up with Paiges school nurse and teachers to address shortfalls and spikes. There are phone calls or text messages every time blood sugar readings warrant, as well as reports about when and what the first-grader has eaten.

I can't just send my kid into school and say, I'll see you at the end of the day,' Ashley Szczesek said. I have an alarm set on my phone for when they're high or they're low. On top of that, especially during the night, I'll normally set several alarms to get up and check their blood sugars. If they're low, I go wake them up and give them something to bring up their blood sugar. If they're high enough, I give them some extra insulin. Between us as parents and the children, there's a lot of sleep loss."

Paige started using Fiasp last year after the clinical trial ended. Mastrandrea prescribed it off-label. Her brother started taking it a few weeks ago.

Paiges A1c level has dropped by 1 percent, to about 7 percent, higher than those without diabetes but in a good range for someone Paiges age with the condition.

Fiasp can ease the diabetes burden, but not erase it.

Those without adequate health insurance may be unable to cover higher co-pays or other out-of-pocket costs. Some people have not wanted to switch for that reason, Mastrandrea said.

Meanwhile, researchers continue to pursue a biologic cure, as well as an insulin pump that works with a continuous glucose monitor to deliver insulin on a minute-by-minute basis as needed.

In order to do that really well, Mastrandrea said, you want to have insulins that are faster-acting, absorb better and behave the way my pancreas does. Fiasp is in that category.

Some of Dandonas patients already have the most advanced insulin pump, the Medtronic 670G, though the device can be complicated for most adults to use, let alone children, he said, and still needs agents to more quickly bring blood sugars into the balanced range.

Still, for those in the field and for families like the Szczeseks, recent progress has been nothing short of remarkable.

Early prototypes of closed-looped models like the 670G once weighed two to three times that of adult patients, Dandona said, and now we have a tiny device doing the same thing.

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Barbara Kay: Will 2020 will be the year of reason in the cancel-culture wars? – National Post

In the hard news business, it is well understood that if it bleeds, it leads. In cultural news, the same principle applies. Not a day goes by that we dont see a story of a panel discussion in jeopardy or cancelled, a controversial film withdrawn, or an academic on the incorrect side of a cultural debate de-platformed. One could be forgiven for assuming that cancel culture reigns supreme in the public forum.

Its gratifying, therefore, to report that a speaking engagement featuring a highly controversial researcher and clinician in the hot-button field of gender dysphoria will take place as planned at McGill University. The cancel-culture mould in this case was not broken by chance. A good strategic plan prevented a predictable brush fire of protest from becoming a conflagration.

Within the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University, the Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry (DSTP) pursues and promotes research, training and consultation in the domains of social and cultural psychiatry. Under the rubric of the Culture, Mind and Brain Program, an ongoing sub-division of the DSTP, with links to affiliated faculty in other McGill departments and worldwide, the DSTP is presenting a lecture, titled Children and Adolescents with Gender Dysphoria: Some contemporary research and clinical issues, to be delivered Jan. 23 by Dr. Ken Zucker, professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto.

The cancel-culture mould in this case was not broken by chance

Dr. Zucker, a pioneer and leading expert in the field of gender dysphoria, is a cancel-culture veteran, and remains a magnet for trans activists ire. In 2015, when he headed up the Gender Identity Clinic at Torontos Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), a post hed held for decades, he was targeted for condemnation by trans activists, who accused him of practicing conversion therapy, a false allegation that led to his summary dismissal. Dr. Zucker successfully refuted the charge in a later lawsuit against CAMH, resulting in a payout and retractions, but not in reinstatement. Dr. Zucker does in fact endorse supervised hormone therapy where warranted for adolescents on a case-by-case basis, but is a proponent of watchful waiting and for treating patients holistically.

DSTP Professor Samuel Veissire, organizer of this event, has been keeping me up to date on responses. To be honest, when I received his invitation to the talk and I saw Dr. Zuckers name, I entered it into my calendar with a question mark. I assumed the odds were high that he would be de-platformed by an administration browbeaten by activists. Im happy to be proven wrong.

Thats not to say there was no opposition. Queer McGill issued a warning on its Facebook page, repeating the canard about conversion therapy and advising friends that the talk would be given from a non-trans perspective. Prof. Veissire made a point of meeting with Queer McGill to hear their complaints and concern. Their position was basically no conversation without us at first, but he argued persuasively and respectfully that it is also reasonable for parents to assume their right and to honour their responsibility to be involved in decisions around radical physical changes in their children. This outreach in itself, letting people who object to the talk know that their perspectives are welcome in the conversation, I imagine went some distance in calming potentially roiled waters.

The Facebook pages comments were refreshingly diverse, and maturely considered. One queer woman of colour posted, I understand that this talk isnt for everyone, but I feel like we tend to be quick on condemning what we perceive like an attack, and police each other instead of practicing patience with different levels of understanding or even taking the opportunity to speak our truth.

Prof. Veissire also sent out a call for support on a sex research email list. Other scholars then shared it on Twitter. Responses were intended for both the administration at McGill and the public record, to show people or groups who had asked for the talk to be cancelled that there was widespread support for Dr. Zucker.

The Facebook page's comments were refreshingly diverse

Letters attesting to Dr. Zuckers eminence in his field flowed in from authoritative colleagues, such as Northwestern University psychology professor J. Michael Bailey, Columbia Universitys Developmental Psychoendocrinology Program director Heino F. L. Meyer-Bahlburg, University of Toronto psychiatry professor Ray Blanchard, and Harvard University psychology professor Steven Pinker.

Most touching was an ardent testimonial from Pique Resilience Project, a support group for detransitioned women. They wrote that they themselves would greatly have benefited from the more careful, evidence-based treatment approach that Dr. Zucker uses in his clinical practice. Their email concludes, Perspectives like Dr. Zuckers are critical to ensuring that more individuals dont make the mistake we did.

Most people, Prof. Veissire believes, want to see more brave conversations on difficult topics, but are reluctant to be publicly associated with politically unorthodox views. His private conversations with students have convinced him that when they see evidence that other people they trust are also open to these conversations, peoples fears ease up a bit.

Perhaps, as Prof. Veissire mused, 2020 will be the year of reason in the culture wars spin. Perhaps. Just minutes before filing this column, I was made aware that the Pride Therapy Network of Montreal had sent a letter dated Jan. 20 to Prof. Veissires asking that Dr. Zucker be de-platformed. And on Wednesday McGills Joint Board-Senate Subcommittee on Queer People also wrote the organizers to express disappointment and ask that the event be cancelled. It wont be. A more constructive approach would be for their members to attend the presentation and contribute their perspectives to the discussion in a civil fashion.

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