A Group of American scientists have found a new possibility to cure leukemia, the results of a new study showed on Tuesday.
Leukemia is a deadly disease that knocks down patients as young as only seven years old.
In the study published in Journal Nature Medicine, the group of scientists from Stanford University and National Institute of Health (NIH) found that a molecule, called “CD22”, could serve as a potent target for the killer cells of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a common childhood cancer.
It came after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved last August a cell-based gene therapy, namely the “CAR T-cell” treatment.
The CAR T-cell, is a therapy that requires drawing blood from patients and separating out the T cells.
It works by genetically modifying a patient’s own immune cells to seek out and attack leukemia cells that have a molecule…
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