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New Cancer Treatment Sparks Excitement Among Scientists

... BBC:

New cancer treatment sparks excitement among scientists
therapy that re trains the body immune system to fight cancer has provoked excitement among scientists
Hugh Pym explains
White blood cells, were taken from patients with leukaemia modified in the lab and then put back
But the data has not been published or reviewed and two patients are said to have died from an extreme immune response
Experts said the trial was exciting but still only baby step
The news bubbled out of the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in Washington DC
The lead scientist Prof Stanley Riddell from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer research Centre in Seattle, said all other treatments had failed in these patients and they had only
two-to-five months to live
He told the conference that The early data is unprecedented