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New Gene Therapy Clinical Trial in Canada for Blinding Eye Disease

One of our core goals at Fighting Blindness Canada is to accelerate the development of new sight-saving treatments. Lately, we have been writing a lot about the exciting progress in gene therapy,…

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“Gene Therapy Has Arrived!”

Canada’s first ocular gene therapy clinical trial was led by Dr. Ian MacDonald. The FBC was proud to be one of the funders who made this trial possible – as Dr. MacDonald…

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The Difference Between Gene Therapy and Stem Cell Therapy [Facebook Live] (Video)

Watch our Facebook Live session from Friday, March 23, where we were joined online by special guest Dr. Jill Dolgin from the gene therapy company AGTC. In this video, Dr. Mary Sunderland…

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First gene therapy for a blinding eye disease receives FDA approval

Today we are celebrating the FDA’s pathbreaking approval of Luxturna. We have been following the development of Luxturna closely. Today’s landmark FDA approval makes Luxturna the first gene therapy approved in the…

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Let’s Talk Gene Therapy Research With Dr. Mary Sunderland & Dr. Chad Andrews (VIDEO)

On the first Tuesday of every month, Fighting Blindness Canada sends out eNews, our e-newsletter featuring the latest and most exciting research breakthroughs. Soon after each eNews, our very own Director of Research and…

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Clinical Trial Updates: Gene Therapy

Many experts agree that gene replacement therapy is a novel approach to treating inherited degenerative retinal diseases, especially when the disease is caused by a single gene defect (or mutation). Gene replacement…

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Apr 25, 2019

A Message from the President and CEO For 45 years, the Foundation Fighting Blindness has raised and directed critical funding into sight-saving research for blinding eye diseases. From our earliest days as…

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Dr. Mike Sapieha holding microphone
Jul 9, 2019

FBC-funded scientist Dr. Mike Sapieha is an associate professor at the University of Montreal. This year, he was the recipient of ARVO’s prestigious Cogan Award, which recognizes an outstanding researcher under the…

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Jul 9, 2019

This is a guest post written by Ramya Amuthan, who attended FBC’s Young Leader Summit in Vancouver. To learn more about the Young Leaders Program and upcoming Summits in Toronto and Halifax,…

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Jul 9, 2019

Each year, Cycle for Sight brings together members of the Fighting Blindness Canada community for the perfect one-day ride. From its roots as a “ride-along” part of Ride for Sight, Cycle for…

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