Gene Therapy in Cancer Treatment

Gene therapy is a still somewhat experimental treatment that involves introducing genetic material into a person’s cells to fight or prevent disease. Researchers are studying gene therapy for a number of diseases, such as severe combined immuno-deficiencies, haemophilia, Parkinson’s disease, cancer and HIV, via a number of different approaches. A gene can be delivered to a […]

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Pioneering Genetic Therapy Cures One-Year-Old of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL)

A one-year-old girl, tiny Layla Richards, has become the first person in the world to receive a “designer” immune cell therapy to cure her aggressive “incurable” cancer. Layla was a mere 14-weeks-old when her mother, Lisa Foley, noticed that Layla’s heart was beating rather fast and that she was constantly crying and hardly eating. Doctors […]

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