Toddler's Cancer in Remission after Designer Cell Treatment

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  1. Indy Anna

    Indy Anna Well-Known Member

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    A breakthrough technology has given hope to a family who thought their baby daughter may not survive to her second birthday.

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    Hospital officials then offered the family one shot at an experimental treatment that had only been tried before in mice. The medical staff would retrain donated T-cells, which help fight off infection in the body, in the hopes that they would attack her cancer. Using these kinds of “edited” T-cells from a donor had never been tried before.

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    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/infant...t-breakthrough-edited-cells/story?id=35025766
     
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