Killer T-cells wipe out leukaemia

A breakthrough therapy to modify patients' T-cells into potent tumour-killing agents has helped three leukaemia sufferers stay cancer-free for a year, US researchers said.

Common childhood leukaemia now curable

Acute lymphocytic leukaemia – the most common childhood cancer – can now be cured, says the Alberts Cellular Therapy unit at the Netcare Pretoria East hospital.

Needed: Black bone marrow donors

There are more than 67 000 donors in the country and only 4 100 are black, according to the South African Bone Marrow Registry.

New leukaemia drug shows promise

A new drug for patients with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) marked by a specific type of genetic mutation has shown surprising promise in a Phase II clinical trial.

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