Can you use gene therapy to treat cml?

No. "gene therapy" is not used as a treatment. However, the current treatments are designed to affect the genetic abnormality that leads to CML and are highly successful.

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What are the genetics tests for cml, can I get gene therapy if they find anything?

Chromosome tests. For people with cml, bone marrow chromosome studies (karyotype) often show the philadelphia chromosome (a chromosome #22 that is shortened because its distal end is transferred (translocated) to chromosome 9. Antibody (gleevec) to the translocation protein is helpful and bone marrow transplant is a form of gene therapy that provides cells with normal chromsomes. Read more...
Pcr-FISH-karyotype. There are 3 main types of genetic tests. The old standard is to take a blood sample from the hip (marrow) and grow cells to look at all the chromosomes (karyotype). It is a 'broad strokes' look but not as sensitive as the others. A fish test looks at blood cells with 'probes' to the known genetic changes (moderately sensitive) and a PCR test is a 'molecular' test of the dna (very sensitive). Read more...

What disease is gene therapy is used to treat?

Gene therapy. Treating certain congenital enzyme deficiency metabolic disorders. Looks promising in hemophilia where research going. Also lot of interest in cancers and treating infectious diseases. Read more...
Selected. Gene therapy describes an approach whereby genetic technology will be used to treat many conditions. The easiest use of gene therapy is to replace a faulty gene. An example is glybera which is approved in europe to treat lipoprotein lipase deficienct, a rare genetic disorder. Read more...

How should gene therapy treat certain diseases?

By replacing defect. Gene therapy is the use of genes for therapeutic effect. The original studies with gene therapy were for corrective gene therapy. To illustrate, patients with severe combined immunodefeciency were born with a mutation in the ada gene. The original gene therapy trial, engineered a virus that was used to infect bone marrow of children with this disorder. The normal gene corrected the disorder. Read more...

How might gene therapy be used to treat muscular dystrophy?

A lot. Replacing dystrophin, the dysfunctional protein in duchenes and beckers muscular dystrophy involves either replacing the bad gene for the good or copying the right protein from the correct gene and replacing it. Either way, genes are the mainstay of therapy. Read more...

How might gene therapy be used to treat muscular dystrophies?

In hopes to cure. Gene therapy is targeted at replacing the damaged segments of dna with more normal copies so that the body can produce adequate dystrophin--the protein missing in duchenne. So far no one has found a method that successfully delivers the gene, largely because it is very big. But there is still a lot of work in this area being done. Read more...

Is there a way to treat severe combined immunodeficiency with gene therapy?

Yes, experimental. Over 30 patients with severe combined immunodeficiency (scid) have been treated with gene therapy. They have included Adenosine deaminase deficiency form and the x-linked form. Results have been highly promising and favorable compared to bone marrow transplantation. Long-term benefits and side effects are still been studied. Read more...
Maybe. In the future gene therapy may be the way we treat scid, but right now the details of how to do this safely have not been proven. At the present time, bone marrow transplant is the mainstream of treatment. Trials may once again start with gene therapy at a few centers in the near future to see if this can be done safely. Read more...