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Treatment with immune system caused remission in incurable leukaemia


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Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia affects around 400 children in the UK each year.

CAR-T therapy cleared previously incurable disease in 12 of 14 patients after three months.

Five of fourteen patients remain leukaemia free.

In CAR-T therapy the body’s immune system is used against the malignant cells.

Trial had done at the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.

Research had published in the Nature Medicine journal.

CAR-T therapy gives hope for the children for whom the standard therapies don't work

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Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH)

Children's hospital for special care.

Nature Medicine

Scientific Journal providing information from all areas of medicine.

Persis Amrolia

Professor of Transplantation Immunology.