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

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