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Latest the University of Pennsylvania's Abramson Cancer Center Stories

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2011-08-11 10:17:28

In a cancer treatment breakthrough, scientists for the first time have used gene therapy to successfully destroy tumors in patients with advanced chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania's Abramson Cancer Center and Perelman School of Medicine have shown sustained remissions of up to a year among a small group of advanced CLL patients treated with genetically engineered versions of their own T cells. The procedure, which involves removing patients'...