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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.

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.

Gene therapy kills leukaemia cells

In their fight against leukaemia, doctors are reporting unprecedented success by using gene therapy to transform patients' blood cells into soldiers that seek and destroy cancer.

Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia: the facts

Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) is a very rare disease and affects between 1.6 and 2 individuals per 100 000 worldwide each year, representing nearly 15% of all leukaemias.

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