Conquering Cancer

New Breakthroughs in Gene Therapy

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Franklin Theater

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A revolutionary new therapy is rapidly emerging for the treatment of some forms of cancer. CAR-T cell therapies genetically engineer a patient’s own immune cells to treat cancer with results that have captured the attention of researchers and the public alike. In 2017, CAR-T cell therapy was the first gene therapy treatment approved in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 

Dr. Saar Gill is part of a team that pioneered this experimental treatment at the University of Pennsylvania.  Joined by The Franklin Institute’s Chief Bioscientist Dr. Jayatri Das, Gill will delve into an exploration of CAR-T cell therapy—the science behind it, its risks and benefits, plus its potential for treating other forms of cancer.
Dr. Jayatri Das, Chief Bioscientist, The Franklin Institute

Featured Guest: 
Saar Gill, MD, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

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