Alabama man free of sickle cell after gene therapy

GINA: 12:43, TIME FOR THE MIDDAY
PRESCRIPTION. DR. COREY HERBERT JOINS ABOUT —
JOINS US TO TALK ABOUT MEDICAL
HEADLINES. I SAW A STORY ABOUT A MAN IN
ALABAMA WHO SAID THAT HE IS
SAYING THAT HE IS SICKLE-CELL
FREE. DR. HEBERT: OK, THIS IS THE DEAL
AND VERY IMPORTANT BECAUSE SYBIL
— SICKLE-CELL DISEASE IS A VERY
DEBILITATING DISEASE. THEY DID A STEM CELL TRANSPLANT
ON THIS MAN IN ALABAMA. THEY TOOK OUT HIS STEMCELLS,
TWEAKED THE DNA, PUT THEM BACK
INTO HIM NOW HE IS NOT MAKING
SICKLE-CELL’S. IT IS NOT A CURE. IZZY FREE UNTIL WE FIND OUT WHAT
EXACTLY TRANSPIRED AS FAR AS HIS
STEMCELLS, THAT IS THE CAS
THE ISSUE IS THAT IT COST $1.2
MILLION PER PERSON, SO IN THE
NEXT FEW YEARS THIS IS NOT SOMETHING THAT WE WILL BE ABLE
TO OFFER COMMERCIALLY. MOST IMPORTANT THING IS THAT WE
NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU KNOW
YOUR SICKLE-CELL STATUS IN THIS
STATE. THERE IS ONE MILLION PEOPLE OUT
THERE THAT ARE SICKLE-CEL TRAIT
POSITIVE, AND ACROSS THE WORLD
THERE ARE MILLIONS, AND YOU HAVE
TO REMEMBER, IF YOU HAVE A
SICKLE CELL TRAIT AND THE PERSON YOU ARE TRYING TO PROCREATE WITH
HAS A SICKLE-CELL TRAIT, THEN
YOU HAVE A 25% CHANCE THAT THEY
WILL HAVE THE DISEASE, WHICH
MEANS EXCRUCIATING PLAYING —
PAIN, DEATH AROUND 45, LED TRANSFUSIONS, ALL TYPES OF
THINGS. WE HAVE TO KNOW THAT, EVERYBODY
IN THE STATE HAS A TEST DONE OR
HAD A TEST DONE AT EARTH TO SEE
IF THEY ARE SICKLE-CELL
POSITIVE. — DONE AT BIRTH SEE IF THEY ARE
SICKLE-CELL POSITIVE. CALL THE STATE, AND YOU NEED TO
KNOW BECAUSE IF YOU STILL WANT
TO HAVE A BABY, AND YOU HAVE
SICKLE-CELL TRAITS, THAT IS AN
INFORMED DECISION. I HAVE NO ISSUE, BUT YOU MUST
KNOW BECAUSE SO MANY PEOPLE GO
THROUGH THIS AND THEY DO NOT
KNOW THAT THEY HAVE THE TRAIT. EVERYBODY IN THIS STATE HAS TO
HAS THE TEST — HAS TO HAVE THE
TEST DONE. GINA: THIS NEXT TOPIC IS SCARY
BECAUSE THIS IS POPULAR
OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATION FOR
HEARTBURN. IT HAS TO RATIONS OF A
CANCER-CAUSING CHEMICAL. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT POPULAR
HEARTBURN MEDICATIONS. DR. HEBERT: ZANTAC, IT IS A VERY
COMMON MEDICINE. WE TALKED EARLIER THIS YEAR
ABOUT PPI CAUSING PROBLEMS AND
YOU HAD TO TAKE THOSE — YOU HAD
TO STOP TAKING THOSE IF YOU WERE
HAVING REFLUX, NOW WE ARE ONTO
THE ZANTAC, AND THERE IS A POSSIBLE CANCER-CAUSING DRUG IN
THERE, SO THEY ARE NOT DOING A
RECALL. IT IS A VOLUNTARY STOP SALE OF
THE MEDICINE UNTIL THEY FIGURE
OUT WHAT THE CONTAMINANT IS AND
IF IT WILL BE IN ENOUGH AMOUNTS
TO CAUSE YOU TO HAVE A CANCER
POSSIBILITY. IF YOU ARE TAKING THIS MEDICINE,
I NEED YOU TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU
DO NOT STOP TAKING IT, YOU GO
AND SEE YOUR DOCTOR. IF IT IS OVER-THE-COUNTER, YOU
SWITCH TO ANOTHER TYPE OF
BLOCKER. SO, I DO NOT EVERYBODY TO BE
SCARED BECAUSE IT IS A PROBABLE
CARCINOGEN, BUT NOT DEFINITE. IF YOU HAVE REFLUX, TAKE YOUR
MEDICINE AND SEE YOUR DOCTOR. AND EVERYONE CHECK YOUR RESULTS
FOR YOUR SICKLE-CELL TRAIT. PLEASE. GI

Leave a Reply

(*) Required, Your email will not be published