Cooley's Anemia Symposium (6th) Held in New York on 13-15 March 1990. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. Volume 612
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This volume contains the papers from the Sixth Cooleys Anemia Symposium. Over the past 25 years, remarkable progress has been made in our understanding of the pathogenesis of molecular defects in this disease. Since the last symposium six years ago, there have been vastly improved diagnostic tests and several new approaches to the treatment of Cooleys anemia. The data reported in this volume include a summary of advances to date in our knowledge of 1 the molecular defects in the thalassemias, 2 the regulation of fetal hemoglobin production, 3 antenatal diagnosis of thalassemia, 4 iron chelation therapy, 5 bone marrow transplantation, 6 gene therapy for the thalassemias, and 7 psychosocial problems of thalassemic patients and their families. All these topics are discussed by experts from around the world, and from different points of view. It was the goal of this symposium to have a sharing of ideas between scientists from different countries and interested physicians. In addition, this is the first symposium to discuss in detail the psychosocial consequences of Cooleys anemia on patients and their families.
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