Genetically reprogrammed AIDs virus rescues girl from cancer

| December 10, 2012 |
Leukemia Treatment

In the first of its kind experimental treatment, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia used a disabled form of the virus that causes AIDS to genetically reprogram a young girl’s immune system to kill cancer cells.The treatment nearly killed her, but she emerged from it cancer-free and seven months later is in remission.

View the original article here: In Girl’s Last Hope, Altered Immune Cells Beat Leukemia