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Facebook Chat With Dr. Jakub Tolar
Join us October 18th for our first-ever Facebook chat!
About the chat
Dr. Tolar will be answering FAQs submitted ahead of time, and questions posed during the chat. Please email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll do our best to address them. Dr. Tolar will not be giving medical advice, but focusing on his current research and clinical work, and where he is hoping to move it in the future.
About Dr. Tolar
Dr. Tolar is a Pediatric Hematologist Oncologist who specializes in Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation. Named a U.S. News & World Report 2012 Top Doctor, he is a world renown expert in treating children with lethal diseases—cancer, inborn errors of metabolism, and other devastating genetic disorders through the use of stem cells.
Some patients that he sees are battling leukemia and other childhood cancers, Hurler syndrome, adrenoleukodystrophy, Fanconi anemia, epidermolysis bullosa (EB), dyskeratosis congenita, and severe aplastic anemia.
Honored by the Nobel Assembly
Among his many accolades, Dr. Tolar recently received a high honor when he was invited to speak at the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Instituet in Sweden.
The Nobel Assembly is designed to give Nobel Committee members the opportunity to learn more about topics they believe will be transformative in the coming decade. Read the full article here.
About his pioneering treatment for EB
Dr. Tolar and his colleagues are pioneering a treatment for EB, a devastating skin disorder, by attempting to repair the genes of children with EB and give them back cells that can produce missing proteins, hold their skin together, and help them heal all the wounds: outside, inside, and emotional. They are at a critical juncture, where the cost of not moving forward is not acceptable. Presently, they have a treatment, but not a cure-the ultimate goal.
For a more in-depth look at this clinical trial, click here.
Support Dr. Tolar’s Work through PUCK
Pioneering Unique Cures for Kids (PUCK) is a parent-driven initiative of Children’s Cancer Research Fund to raise as much money for Dr. Tolar’s research as possible. From now until the end of December, donations made will be matched. With your help, Dr. Tolar and his team can continue to develop safer and more effective therapies, and to reach the ultimate goal—a cure. Learn more here.