Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Disabled HIV used as a vector to transform some white blood cells into cancer fighters in new forms of immunotherapy
A new kind of immune therapy for some cancers can change the DNA of some T-cells to turn them into cancer-killers..
The technique is to infect them with a “deactivated” form of HIV and return them to the patient. The NBC story presented a girl with childhood leukemia.
In May 2015 PBS had presented similar information in its Newshour here.
HIV Equal explains “how disabled HIV cells are used to create cancer treatment”.