New Cancer Treatment is Showing "Extraordinary" Results

New Cancer Treatment is Showing "Extraordinary" Results

New Cancer Treatment is Showing “Extraordinary” Results

CBS NEWS

\ February 17, 2016 /

A cancer therapy involving a patient's own immune cells is showing extraordinary results in leukemia patients, researchers say.

In the latest study, U.S. researchers used genetically modified T-cells in 35 terminally ill patients with leukemia, and 94 percent went into remission.

"A type of blood cell in the body called a T-cell was reengineered and tricked into fighting the cancer," Perlmutter Cancer Center's Dr. Michael Grossbard, a specialist in leukemia, lymphoma and oncology, told CBS News.

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