T-Cell Therapy leads to Complete Remission in Leukemia Patients

October 16, 2014 12:00 PM

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T-Cell Therapy leads to Complete Remission in Leukemia Patients

A new research has found that an experimental T-Cell therapy can lead to remissions to a high proportion of patients of leukemia, which usually begins in the bone marrow and results in high numbers of abnormal white blood cells. To deal with the disease, the therapy uses genetically programming cells from the patient's own immune system.

The researchers from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia had included about 30 patients in the research, who were severely ill with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Out of 30 patients, five patients were adults while 25 were children and young adul...

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