The Latest: FDA panel endorses potential 1st US gene therapy - ABC FOX Montana Local News, Weather, Sports KTMF | KWYB

The Latest: FDA panel endorses potential 1st US gene therapy

Posted: Updated:

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - The Latest on a Food and Drug Administration panel's review of a gene therapy treatment (all times local):
    
3:30 p.m.
    
A panel of cancer experts has voted in favor of a leukemia treatment which could be the first gene therapy available in the U.S.
    
The Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted 10-0 on Wednesday to recommend approval of the treatment developed by the University of Pennsylvania and Novartis Corp. The one-time treatment would be for children and young adults with advanced leukemia.
    
The therapy could be the first of a wave of treatments custom-made to target a patient's cancer. Called CAR-T, it involves removing immune cells from a patients' blood, reprogramming them to create an army of cells to recognize and destroy cancer and injecting them back into the patient.
    
The FDA is not required to follow the panel's recommendation but often does.
    
10:30 a.m.
    
Cancer experts who advise government regulators are reviewing what could be the first gene therapy approved in the U.S.
    
The Food and Drug Administration panel is holding a hearing Wednesday to discuss the treatment developed by the University of Pennsylvania and Novartis Corp. The drugmaker is seeking approval to use the one-time treatment for children and young adults with advanced leukemia.
    
The therapy could be the first of a wave of cancer treatments custom-made to target a patient's cancer. Called CAR-T, it involves removing immune cells from a patients' blood, reprogramming them to create an army of attack cells and putting them back into the patient.
    
The panel is reviewing the safety, effectiveness and production of the treatment. It will vote on whether to recommend FDA approval.

(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • StatewideMore>>

  • "It's about damn time": Clean-up of Butte Parrot tailings begins

    "It's about damn time": Clean-up of Butte Parrot tailings begins

    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:55 PM EDT2018-06-21 23:55:40 GMT

    It's a day some Butte residents never thought they'd see: shovels breaking ground to clean-up the toxic Parrot tailings.

    It's a day some Butte residents never thought they'd see: shovels breaking ground to clean-up the toxic Parrot tailings.

  • Community supporting Special Olympics athlete Gary Fuller

    Community supporting Special Olympics athlete Gary Fuller

    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:33 PM EDT2018-06-21 23:33:47 GMT

    MISSOULA - Mentors, coaches and friends are hopeful that Gary Fuller's determination will help him pull through after a serious head injury inflicted by an assault. His friends and family describe him as selfless, helpful and kind, above all. "If everyone lived life like Gary did, the world would be a lot better place," says WyAnn Northrop. Northrop was Fuller's life skills special education teacher, and his first coach for the Special Olympics. "These pictures brin...

    MISSOULA - Mentors, coaches and friends are hopeful that Gary Fuller's determination will help him pull through after a serious head injury inflicted by an assault. His friends and family describe him as selfless, helpful and kind, above all. "If everyone lived life like Gary did, the world would be a lot better place," says WyAnn Northrop. Northrop was Fuller's life skills special education teacher, and his first coach for the Special Olympics. "These pictures brin...

  • Butte home destroyed in fire early Thursday

    Butte home destroyed in fire early Thursday

    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:25 PM EDT2018-06-21 23:25:21 GMT

    BUTTE- Firefighters are investigating after a blaze that collapsed a house early Thursday morning. They say that by the time firefighters arrived, the fire already engulfed most of the house. 

    BUTTE- Firefighters are investigating after a blaze that collapsed a house early Thursday morning. They say that by the time firefighters arrived, the fire already engulfed most of the house. 

  • Most Popular

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Two injured in Montana after swerving to avoid a kangaroo or wallaby

    Two injured in Montana after swerving to avoid a kangaroo or wallaby

    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:02 PM EDT2018-06-21 23:02:48 GMT
    kangaroo (Wikimedia Commons)kangaroo (Wikimedia Commons)

    UPDATE: Sources now indicate that the animal may actually have been an escaped wallaby from a petting zoo on the Fort Belknap Reservation.

    UPDATE: Sources now indicate that the animal may actually have been an escaped wallaby from a petting zoo on the Fort Belknap Reservation.

  • Man charged in meth deaths of pregnant wife, daughter

    Man charged in meth deaths of pregnant wife, daughter

    Thursday, June 21 2018 1:35 PM EDT2018-06-21 17:35:42 GMT
    Kayla Taylor OlsonKayla Taylor Olson

    A 25-year-old Great Falls man is charged with two counts of negligent homicide in the January overdose death of his pregnant wife and his daughter, who was born prematurely.

    A 25-year-old Great Falls man is charged with two counts of negligent homicide in the January overdose death of his pregnant wife and his daughter, who was born prematurely.

  • Rescue operation under way

    Rescue operation under way

    Thursday, June 21 2018 12:30 PM EDT2018-06-21 16:30:59 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 3:49 PM EDT2018-06-21 19:49:13 GMT

    AUGUSTA - Nearly 150 people are being rescued from the Montana Wilderness School of the Bible southwest of Augusta due to flooding and roads being impassable.  

    AUGUSTA - Nearly 150 people are being rescued from the Montana Wilderness School of the Bible southwest of Augusta due to flooding and roads being impassable.  

  • VIDEO: Parents, fans brawl during youth softball tournament

    VIDEO: Parents, fans brawl during youth softball tournament

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 5:21 PM EDT2018-06-19 21:21:41 GMT

    KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) - Video shows a brawl that broke out between parents and fans of two North Carolina girls softball teams at a Tennessee park.    The Kingsport Times-News reports the fight happened Saturday in Kingsport during a 12-and-under tournament sponsored by USA Softball.    Todd McLemore with Kingsport's Parks and Recreation Department says a verbal confrontation between two sets of spectators escalated into a chaotic brawl after someone got pushed.

    KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) - Video shows a brawl that broke out between parents and fans of two North Carolina girls softball teams at a Tennessee park.    The Kingsport Times-News reports the fight happened Saturday in Kingsport during a 12-and-under tournament sponsored by USA Softball.    Todd McLemore with Kingsport's Parks and Recreation Department says a verbal confrontation between two sets of spectators escalated into a chaotic brawl after someone got pushed.

  • Kalispell hospital under investigation for doctor pay

    Kalispell hospital under investigation for doctor pay

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 4:47 PM EDT2018-06-20 20:47:54 GMT

    Kalispell Regional Healthcare is under federal investigation over "compensation to certain physicians" and recently told employees it has set aside $21.5 million for a potential settlement.

    Kalispell Regional Healthcare is under federal investigation over "compensation to certain physicians" and recently told employees it has set aside $21.5 million for a potential settlement.

  • Chinook helicopters evacuating 150 people from Montana bible camp

    Chinook helicopters evacuating 150 people from Montana bible camp

    Thursday, June 21 2018 1:15 PM EDT2018-06-21 17:15:39 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 1:15 PM EDT2018-06-21 17:15:39 GMT

    AUGUSTA - Nearly 150 people are being rescued from the Montana Wilderness School of the Bible southwest of Augusta due to flooding and roads being impassable.  

    AUGUSTA - Nearly 150 people are being rescued from the Montana Wilderness School of the Bible southwest of Augusta due to flooding and roads being impassable.  

  • Symposium held in Bozeman to address community safety

    Symposium held in Bozeman to address community safety

    Thursday, June 21 2018 12:07 PM EDT2018-06-21 16:07:18 GMT

    We’re only a few weeks into the “hundred deadliest days of the year,” the time period between Memorial Day and Labor Day that sees the highest spike in fatal teen driving deaths, according to AAA. Montana State University’s Center for Health and Safety Culture is taking action.

    We’re only a few weeks into the “hundred deadliest days of the year,” the time period between Memorial Day and Labor Day that sees the highest spike in fatal teen driving deaths, according to AAA. Montana State University’s Center for Health and Safety Culture is taking action.

  • Glacier Park reminds visitors not to throw food peels

    Glacier Park reminds visitors not to throw food peels

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 6:28 PM EDT2018-06-19 22:28:18 GMT

    GLACIER NATIONAL PARK - An orange or banana peel might seem natural, but park officials warn that they're dangerous for animals and can take years to rot.

    GLACIER NATIONAL PARK - An orange or banana peel might seem natural, but park officials warn that they're dangerous for animals and can take years to rot.

Powered by Frankly

Features

  • More Features
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Cowles Montana Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.