Gene Therapy Q and A

  • What is gene therapy?

 By definition, gene therapy is an experimental technique that utilizes genes to treat or prevent certain diseases and disorders. Gene therapy includes the addition or replacement of mutated genes with stable or healthy genes in order to treat or eradicate certain unwanted diseases and disorders. Gene therapy is still being researched as a possible treatment for diseases such as cancers, viral infections, and inherited diseases

  • What are the benefits of Gene Therapy?

 As there is in clinical research, there are numerous benefits from participating in gene therapy. Novel treatments to major diseases is what drives gene therapy and the advancement of ground breaking solvents to eradicating certain disease. Patients are given access to treatment and education that might now be out in the public yet. Gene therapy is an ongoing experiment in new treatments and WMRC provides access to those new outlets.

  • Where can I find information about gene therapy?

 Our highly trained staff and physicians are well versed when it comes to gene therapy. With a full-fledged Research Center, Wagner Macula & Retina Center provides the insight and education you desire in learning about gene therapy. But for more information, please go to one of the websites below: 

  • National Institute of Health

https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/

  • Foundation Fighting Blindness

http://www.blindness.org/

  • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm589467.htm

  • Luxturna

https://luxturna.com/

For more information, please give us a call at 757-481-4400. 

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