11/2/17 - “Cellular therapies for Hemoglobin Disorders”

Mark Walters, MD
Jordan Family Director, Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, Oakland, California

Brief Summary of Lecture: Dr. Walters will provide an overview of conventional hematopoietic cell transplantation studies for sickle cell disease and thalassemia major as well as recent clinical and pre-clinical studies of gene addition and gene modification for therapeutic effect. He will examine indications for transplantation in light of these studies and discuss which patients would most benefit from transplantation and the likely results.

Start Date: November 2
End Date: November 2
Time: 8-9 a.m.


  • John G. Rangos Sr. Research Center

    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
    4401 Penn Avenue
    Floor 3 Conference Center
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224