April 19, 2018
UPCOMING/Recent Talks

Beating Leukemia with Groundbreaking CAR-T Cell Therapy

with Dr. Stephan A. Grupp  
April 25th, 2018. 3PM EST RSVP
Dr. Stephan A. Grupp made history when he treated the first child with CAR T cell therapy, Emily Whitehead, who is now more than five years cancer-free. In CAR-T cell therapy, a patient's own genetically altered immune cells fight cancer. We learnt about the CAR-T cell research journey and FDA approval in discussion with Dr. Carl June of University of Pennsylvania in the first episode of our CAR-T talk series. In this episode, we are talking to Dr. Stephan A. Grupp who carried out the early pediatric trials and the global Novartis trial at CHOP leading to the FDA approval. The discussion would focus on required preparations, recovery phase and where this treatment can be availed. We will also be joined by Tom Whitehead, father of Emily Whitehead who will share his experience with the trial and Emily's progress post CAR-T cell therapy.
Dr. Stephan Grupp
Tom Whitehead 
Gary Petersen
Jack Aiello 
Priya Menon
with Dr. Camran Nezhat
March 27th, 2018. 6PM EST LISTEN
Endometriosis is a disease where the cells of internal lining of the uterus starts to grow outside the uterus causing a maze of symptoms including pelvic pain, infertility, severe menstrual cramps and many more. It affects more than 200 M women worldwide, and affects every woman differently. Unfortunately, many women remain undiagnosed or diagnosed late due to lack of understanding of the symptoms. Despite this, there is lack of research funding into the diagnosis, cause, and effective treatments of Endometriosis, making women's options limited. March was Endometriosis Awareness Month and the 5th Worldwide Endometriosis March took place on 24th March 2018, in 60+ countries, to gain attention of health policy makers. We talked to eminent endometriosis specialist and the founder of Worldwide Endometriosis March, Dr. Camran Nezhat, all about Endometriosis and the latest advances in its diagnosis, treatment, and management.

Dr. Camran Nezhat 
Joanie Cox-Henry 
Claire Watson
Shweta Mishra 
with  Dr. Eliezer Van Allen
February 21st, 2018. 5PM EST LISTEN
The Broad Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is one of the most sophisticated bioscience research centers in North America. It seeks to empower a revolution in biomedicine that will accelerate the speed at which we can conquer disease. The Metastatic Prostate Cancer Project is a new initiative coordinated by the Broad Institute. Initially, it will allow any patient in North America with advanced or metastatic prostate cancer to contribute his personal genetic, genomic, & clinical data to the development of the world's most comprehensive database on advanced prostate cancer, permitting the entire prostate cancer research community to access this database & accelerate discoveries for the management of advanced prostate cancer. The prostate cancer panel led by Mike Scott talks to Dr. Eli Van Allen about the project.  

Dr. Eliezer M. Van Allen
Mike Scott 
Paul Carpenter
Jan Manarite 
Joel T Nowak
For any of the talks dial-in to 718-664-6574 to participate and ask a question LIVE On-Air! Only 50 callers permitted at one time so HURRY!
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