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Archivi Autore: Catherine Skari

As survival increases in β-thalassemia, renal complications emerge

  In a scientific paper recently published in Hematology, researchers discussed the most common pathophysiologic and clinical manifestations of renal disease in patients with beta thalassaemia. “In recent years, the life expectancy of patients with thalassaemia has increased, and this has allowed previously unrecognized renal complications to reveal themselves,” said ...

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The future of genome editing in Europe – Bringing together the views of government, industry, patient communities, and civil society’ representatives

  Genome editing is a breakthrough healthcare technology which has the potential to notably change treatment options, largely influence current healthcare models, and impact patients in clinical trials worldwide. The science is advancing rapidly, promising considerable increases in the efficacy and precision of genome editing products with potentially curative treatments ...

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Delegation visit to Oman – 10-11 September 2019

A TIF Delegation Visit to Oman took place on 10 – 11 September 2019 as a follow up to the 2017 visit which was conducted at the request of the Ministry of Health for the provision of technical expertise for the development of a comprehensive national control programme for thalassaemia ...

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TIF joined the Celgene’s Blood Transfusion Round Table Discussion in Brussels

On September 26, a Blood Transfusion Multi-Stakeholder Round Table Discussion was organised in Brussels by Celgene Corporation, featuring numerous scientists, haematologists, and patient organisations’ representatives. Dr. Androulla Eleftheriou, TIF Executive Director, and Mrs. Lily Cannon, TIF Operations Manager, represented the Federation in this meeting. The discussion drew attention to issues ...

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Cypriot Stella Kyriakides named EU Health Commissioner

Cypriot psychologist and politician to take over from Vytenis Andriukaitis on November 1 Stella Kyriakides has got the nod as EU Commissioner for Health, making her part of a strong female presence in the new structure of the next European Commission. Kyriakides, one of 13 women commissioners from 27, replaces ...

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Delegation visit to Germany – 4-5 July 2019

A TIF delegation visit to Germany took place on 04 – 05 July 2019. The Delegation Team was comprised of Mr George Constantinou (TIF Secretary) and Dr Eva-Maria Knoll (TIF collaborator in Austria and the Maldives). The team was accompanied by Mr. Zabihullah Safai (Board Member of SAM Deutschland e.V. ...

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