Young leukemia patient pinning hopes on gene therapy
from The Inquirer
Medical science has been trying for 40 years to harness the immune system to cure cancer, or at least turn it into a docile chronic disease. But after 30 months of testing in more than a dozen adults and children worldwide, excitement over the T cell therapy's unprecedented power continues to build. The treatment, developed at the University of Pennsylvania, has eradicated advanced blood cancers in mere weeks, and is being adapted to attack solid tumors including prostate, pancreatic, ovarian and breast cancer.
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