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Gene Therapy in Turkey

Hospitals and medical centers in Turkey performing Gene Therapy for cancer patients.
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Acibadem Taksim Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

With a capacity of 99 beds and 6 operating rooms, Acıbadem Taksim Hospital is designed for all the different stages of diagnosis and treatment.

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Acibadem University Atakent Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Acıbadem Atakent University Hospital is designed as a comprehensive hospital that serves in all fields, and draws attention with its cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, nuclear medicine, and oncology branches.

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Neolife Oncology Center, Istanbul, Turkey

A modern dedicated Oncology center equipped with advanced technologies and treatment modules such as the TrueBeam Radiotherapy device and PET-CT scanners. Neolife team consists of 20 Oncologists and a supporting staff of 40.

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Prof. Ufuk Abacıoğlu

Head of Oncology Department

Dr. Nesrin Aslan

Nuclear Medicine Specialist

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Liv Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Liv Hospital is the only institution in Turkey co-authorized Center of Excellence Accreditation in colorectal surgery, robotic surgery and bariatric surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) and provides advanced technology and treatments to its international patients with its 159 bed capacit

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cem Iyibozkurt

Consultant, In-Vitro Fertilization Center

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Memorial Antalya Hospital

A modern JCI accredited hospital located in Antalya, with 80 physicians spread across most medical specialties. The international patients department assists foreign patients with transportation, insurance, Visa arrangements, translation and more.

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Hisar Intercontinental Hospital

Hisar Intercontinental Hospital is a JCI accredited facility that provides the highest quality of care for all its patients. The hospital is one of Turkey’s largest private hospitals and utilizes the best and most up-to-date technologies in its 170 bed facility.

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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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