24 October 2018
Joining the Malaghan Institute earlier this year as a clinical research fellow, Dr Philip George is playing a vital role in the Malaghan Institute’s CAR T-cell therapy clinical programme. Previously a Haematology Registrar in Leicester in the United Kingdom, Dr George brings his wealth of clinical expertise to help set up and manage this New Zealand- first trial.
Dr George’s current focus is preparing for the trial from a regulatory perspective, ensuring it will meet all ethical, safety and risk-management standards. He is also working with clinical staff at Wellington Regional Hospital, where patients enrolled in the CAR T-cell therapy trial will be treated.
Once the CAR T-cell therapy clinical trial is underway, Dr George will be directly involved in patient treatment and the day-to-day care of patients who have undergone this revolutionary cancer-fighting therapy.
Dr George’s role has been made possible thanks to the funding from the Florence Petersen Leukaemia Trust.