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Leukaemia patients declared cancer-free
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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/healt...88556.html

A new treatment for an incurable form of leukaemia has been hailed by experts after it left patients without a trace of the disease.

The patients were treated with a faster acting version of CAR-T therapy, in which the body’s immune system is used against the malignant cells.

The trial at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London was carried out with the aim of reducing the side-effects of treatment for the patients, most of whom are children.

The treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) sees the patient’s own immune cells genetically modified and then used to target cancer.

During the trial, 14 patients with a previously incurable strain of ALL were given the therapy and 12 saw the disease cleared after three months. Five of those patients remain leukaemia free.



Great news :D . 5 out of 14 isn't perfect - but it's a heck of a lot better than 0 out of 14, which it would have been without this treatment.

Hopefully, it won't be long before this is rolled out as a standard treatment - and adapted to other cancers!
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Hope the statistics continue to improve and less people die from this deadly disease.
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(09-02-2019, 08:22 PM)Emerald Wrote: Hope the statistics continue to improve and less people die from this deadly disease.

This. Although the treatment isn’t perfect, like you said it’s definitely made a good impact. It’s still in progress and the fact that some of the children are saved is beautiful. They will be given a chance to live life that they wouldn’t have had a few years ago. Hopefully research will continue to flourish and raise the odds. Absolutely lovely.
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