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Using cell therapy to battle blood cancer

Created: 12/09/2013 2:43 AM WHEC.com

Doctors are reporting successes with treating adults and children with a highly aggressive blood cancer.  
 
The studies involved 27 patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who were treated at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania.
 
All had recurrences of their cancer or had difficulty with treatments from the start.
 
Nearly 90% showed no evidence of cancer after getting a personalized cell therapy that reprogrammed their immune system.
 
The first child received the treatment in spring of 2012, and remains cancer-free.



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