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Hospitals and medical centers in Spain performing Gene Therapy for cancer patients.
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Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

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Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.

Listed oncologist:

Dr. Emilio Alba

Director of the Xanit Oncology Institute (XOI)

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Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.

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Hospital Quirón Torrevieja

Hospital Quirón Torrevieja is an ISO-certified private hospital located in the north of Torrevieja, championing excellence in cancer treatment and management.

Listed oncologist:

Dr. Loubna Aakki

Consultant - Radiation Oncology

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Clinica La Luz

The largest private hospital in Madrid, with over one hundred physicians providing tertiary medical services in over thirty medical specialties. The hospital is equipped to deal with the most complex of conditions, including oncology, neurosurgery and cardiac surgery.

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Quirón Madrid University Hospital

An ISO certified modern private hospital, which was opened in 2006, and is part of the Quirón Hospital Group. This tertiary care hospital 400 has certified physicians from all medical specialties capable of treating the most complicated medical cases.

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Dr. Ramón Pérez Carrión

Head of Oncology Integral Unit

Dr. Javier Hornedo Muguiro

Associate Chief of Medical Oncology Division

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Hospital Quirón Valencia

Quirón Hospital of Valencia is ranked as one of the best private schools in Spain, winning nine times in the TOP 20 award in recognition of its management and quality of care.

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About Gene Therapy

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What is gene therapy?

Gene therapy is a treatment in which genes are used to treat disorders or diseases.


What is used in gene therapy treatment?

Gene therapy treatment uses the genetic material, DNA, as the means of treatment. DNA or deoxyribonucleic acid is the very long molecule that encodes the genetic information.


What are genes?

Genes are made up of DNA which carries information needed to make body proteins. The proteins are the building blocks of the body. There are about 100,000 to 150,000 genes present in humans.


How does gene therapy work?

Gene therapy alters, replaces or supplements the abnormal or absent gene, whose absence or abnormality is responsible for the disorder. Normal DNA is isolated and then packed and transferred to the cell by a vehicle called as a vector.


What are the diseases that can be treated with gene therapy?

Gene therapy can be used to treat various disorders such as cystic fibrosis, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, cancer, AIDS, cardiovascular diseases, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.


Has gene therapy been successfully used in humans?

Successful gene therapy was performed in 1990 to treat 4 yrs old child suffering from adenosine deaminase deficiency (ADA), which is a rare genetic disorder. Many studies are going on to find the effect of gene therapy on other disorders. They are more successful in disorder caused by single gene defect or due to gene interaction with the environment.


How genes are made to enter the body cells?

Genes are introduced into the cells with the help of a carrier called as a vector. Mostly, these are viruses which enter the cells and transfer the genetic material.


What are the uses of gene therapy?
  • Gene therapy can help in boosting the immune response.
  • Gene therapy can help taking genes into the cancer cells and make them more sensitive to particular treatments. Hence, they are helpful in chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
  • Gene therapy can deliver genes into the cancer cells. This makes the cells to change drugs from an inactive form to an active form and hence kill the cancer cells.
  • Gene therapy can help in cancer cells. Cell die when they are destroyed beyond repair by a process called apoptosis also called as programmed cell death. In cancer, this process is blocked, hence, cells don’t die when they are supposed to. Gene therapy can reverse this blockage and can make cancer cells to die.

Risks : Immune system may respond leading to inflammation due to the inserted genes, Virus vector may target genes other that intended ones, The activation of inserted gene may add to further health problems, The inserted genes may be placed in a wrong place, Virus vector may lead to further health problems

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