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Gene Therapy Treatment Process

While each type of gene therapy is different and involves a unique process, there are some basic steps they all share. Here we describe what those are.
CONSULTATION: Like with any treatment decision, the patient, their caregivers, and primary physician will discuss the risks and benefits of the specific gene therapy. If the person decides they are interested in learning more, their primary physician may schedule a consultation at a treatment center. The primary physician and care team at the treatment center can help everyone decide if gene therapy is the appropriate treatment choice for the patient. In some gene therapies, the treatment center is a specialized hospital with expertise in administering gene therapy. PREPARATION: The person will work with a healthcare professional (HCP) treatment team to begin any preparations for treatment TREATMENT: HCP treatment team will provide gene therapy to the person in a controlled environment RECOVERY/FOLLOW-UP: The person will work with their primary physician and HCP treatment team to monitor safety and effectiveness of gene therapy
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Common themes in gene therapy treatment process

The treatment process for gene therapy will rely on close collaboration between the patient’s primary physician, the treatment team, the person, and their caregivers. Generally speaking, there are 4 main components of the treatment process for most gene therapy approaches.
  1. CONSULTATION: Like with any treatment decision, the patient, their caregivers, and primary physician will discuss the risks and benefits of the specific gene therapy. If the person decides they are interested in learning more, their primary physician may schedule a consultation at a treatment center. The primary physician and care team at the treatment center can help everyone decide if gene therapy is the appropriate treatment choice for the patient.
    • In some gene therapies, the treatment center is a specialized hospital with expertise in administering gene therapy

    Step 1 of the gene therapy treatment process is the consultation.

  2. PREPARATION: The person will work with a healthcare professional (HCP) treatment team to begin any preparations for treatment
  3. TREATMENT: HCP treatment team will provide gene therapy to the person in a controlled environment

  4. In step 3 of the gene therapy treatment process, the treatment team provides gene therapy to the person in a controlled environment.

  5. RECOVERY/FOLLOW-UP: The person will work with their primary physician and HCP treatment team to monitor safety and effectiveness of gene therapy

  6. Step 4 of the gene therapy treatment process is recovery and follow-up.

  • Consultation:

    Like with any treatment decision, the patient, their caregivers, and primary physician will discuss the risks and benefits of the specific gene therapy. If the person decides they are interested in learning more, their primary physician may schedule a consultation at a treatment center. The primary physician and care team at the treatment center can help everyone decide if gene therapy is the appropriate treatment choice for the patient.

    • In some gene therapies, the treatment center is a specialized hospital with expertise in administering gene therapy.

    Step 1 of the gene therapy treatment process is the consultation.

  • Preparation:
    The person will work with a healthcare professional (HCP) treatment team to begin any preparations for treatment
  • Treatment:

    HCP treatment team will provide gene therapy to the person in a controlled environment

     

    In step 3 of the gene therapy treatment process, the treatment team provides gene therapy to the person in a controlled environment.

  • Recovery/Follow-up:

    The person will work with their primary physician and HCP treatment team to monitor safety and effectiveness of gene therapy

     

    Step 4 of the gene therapy treatment process is recovery and follow-up.

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