ATMPs are uniquely positioned to attack cancer at its source, bringing life-changing benefits to patients
The Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM) – the ‘global voice’ of the regenerative medicine and advanced therapies sector – applauds the EU Beating Cancer Plan’s identification of Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs) as part of a comprehensive cancer solution. ATMPs include cell and gene therapies that have already revolutionized the treatment of some aggressive forms of blood cancers and hold great promise for addressing other types of cancer.
In particular, ARM:
Paige Bischoff, SVP of Global Public Affairs at ARM, commented: “We believe that ATMPs are some of the most powerful weapons that we have to beat cancer. The Beating Cancer Plan recognizes that ATMPs should be part of a comprehensive cancer solution — ARM looks forward to engaging with and supporting the EU’s efforts to harness the durable and potentially curative nature of cell and gene therapies. The existing treatments include EMA-approved ‘personalized’ CAR-T therapies, which genetically re-engineer patients’ own immune cells to identify and attack some forms of cancers. And looking to the future, innovation in gene-editing technologies may enable us to tackle some cancers at their source – the genome.”
For more information or for media requests, please contact Stephen Majors from the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine at email@example.com or Consilium Strategic Communications at ARM@consilium-comms.com.
About the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine
The Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM) is the leading international advocacy organisation dedicated to realizing the promise of advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs). ARM promotes legislative, regulatory and reimbursement initiatives in Europe and internationally to advance this innovative and transformative sector, which includes cell therapies, gene therapies and tissue-based therapies. Early products to market have demonstrated profound, durable and potentially curative benefits that are already helping thousands of patients worldwide, many of whom have no other viable treatment options. Hundreds of additional product candidates contribute to a robust pipeline of potentially life-changing ATMPs. In its 11-year history, ARM has become the global voice of the sector, representing the interests of 380+ members worldwide and 70+ members across 15 European countries, including small and large companies, academic research institutions, major medical centres and patient groups. To learn more about ARM or to become a member, visit http://www.alliancerm.org.