Edward Netter wasn't willing to accept the status quo when it came to cancer treatment.
Before he and his wife, Barbara, founded the Stamford-based Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy in 2001, after their daughter-in-law lost her battle with breast cancer, Edward attended a symposium on gene therapy, and recognized that these therapies were the future of treating, and possibly curing, various types of cancer.
Edward Netter, a retired financial services executive, died in February, just months before an ACGT-funded trial made a major breakthrough. Doctors at the University of Pennsylvania treated three patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia by genetically modifying their T-cells. Using an inactive version of HIV, the doctors added new DNA that causes the T-cells to target and kill cancerous tumors... Read More