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Girl beats leukemia using AIDS virus

The experimental treatment involves giving the patient a disabled form of AIDS to reprogram the immune system

By Denis Grady
Dayton Daily News

PHILIPSBURG, PA. — A Pennsylvania girl is the first child and one of the first humans in whom new techniques have achieved a long-sought goal: giving a patient's own immune system the lasting ability to fight cancer.

Three adults with chronic leukemia have also had complete remissions, with no signs of disease; two of them have been well for more than two years, said Dr. David Porter, an oncologist and member of a University of Pennsylvania research team that is presenting its findings about the treatment at the American Society of Hematology annual meeting this week in Atlanta.

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????? ?????? ????? ?????? Saturday, December 15, 2012 12:09:19 AM Great innovation in Medical History, Congrtzzz.
Linda Meris Linda Meris Monday, December 17, 2012 2:05:13 PM Amazing that treatment with the AIDS virus was even thought of.

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