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Study: Experimental therapy may help acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients

10:48 PM, Mar 21, 2013   |    comments
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(ABC NEWS) -- Scientists say an experimental immune system therapy is showing promise in adults with a form of leukemia that is often deadly.  

The therapy tweaks the cancer patient's own immune cells to recognize and attack cancer cells.

In a study involving five adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, researchers found the therapy shrunk tumors and sent the cancer into remission.

The study is published in the journal Science Translational Medicine.


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