Spotlight on Leukemia
On June 18, 2009, the CIRM Governing Board heard from Catriona Jamieson about the promise of stem cell research in treating leukemia. Dr. Jamieson described how her laboratory used stem cells to show that a specific small molecule could halt life threatening blood disorders that can lead to acute leukemia. After her presentation, Dr. Jamieson introduced three of her patients who are participating in a clinical trial of this small molecule drug.
- Welcoming remarks: Robert Klein, J.D., Chair of the Governing Board and David Brenner, M.D., member of the CIRM Governing Board, Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences, and Dean, UCSD School of Medicine (4:26)
- Catriona Jamieson, Director, Stem Cell Research Program, Moores UCSD Cancer Center (25:40)
- Clinical trial participants: