Thursday, August 11, 2011

'Amazing' gene therapy wipes out leukemia in study

"Scientists are reporting the first clear success with a new approach for treating leukemia: turning the patients' own blood cells into assassins that hunt and destroy their cancer cells.

They've only done it in three patients so far, but the results were striking: Two appear cancer-free up to a year after treatment, and the third patient is improved but still has some cancer. Scientists are already preparing to try the same gene therapy technique for other kinds of cancer."

Read more on this amazing finding here.

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