Programming genes to fight off cancer

Medicine is really amazing.  A 7 year-old girl is in complete remission from the most acute form of leukemia after undergoing an experimental treatment that injected cancer-cell-killing T-cells into her veins.  Basically, they programmed her own cells to kill cancer.  What’s amazing is that it WORKED.  This is after she had already exhausted all of her other options, including exhaustive chemotherapy.

>> In Girl’s Last Hope, Altered Immune Cells Beat Leukemia <<

This procedure was first developed and applied to adult cancer patients last year.  More details here:

>> An Immune System Trained to Kill Cancer <<

– Sandra

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