A one-year-old girl diagnosed with incurable aggressive leukemia is now in remission after receiving “designer cells” from a donor. The therapy made use of a powerful new gene-editing technique that could eventually be used to treat an array of hereditary diseases.
Cancer and HIV are both horrible, terrifying things to have in your body, but a new treatment is successfully pitting the latter against the former, and seven-year-old Emma Whitehead is alive to prove it. Months ago she was near death because of her chemo-resistant leukemia, and now she's in remission thanks to a…
You'd think that a tumor shrinking would be considered good news for anyone suffering from cancer. But maybe not. Scientists have found that a type of cancer treatment aimed at shrinking tumors can actually make them spread more efficiently and kill patients quicker.
On Wednesday scientists announced an exciting new potential cure for leukemia using gene therapy. Yay. Let's hope the test subjects don't get sick and die. Because that's what happened last time.
The smiling folks in the photos above? Those are four-year-old Ted and his father Phillip Rice. They're happy because—thanks to Facebook and a doctor friend—Ted's acute lymphocytic leukemia was diagnosed early in its progression and he's been able to receive the chemotherapy treatment he needs.
Click to viewFor the last sixteen minutes and twenty-seven seconds I've been watching this video in absolute awe. It's the story of John Kanzius who designed, built, and tested a machine (on himself), all in hopes of curing his leukemia.