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How researchers cured a little girl's leukemia using HIV-infected cells

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Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have been developing and testing a new cancer treatment that reprograms T-cells using a disabled form of HIV to fight leukemia. The New York Times tells the story of Emma Whitehead, a seven-year-old who is now in complete remission after receiving a T-cell transplant to combat the disease. So far, only twelve patients have received the experimental treatment, but four of them — including Emma — have made a full recovery as a result. For more on the new technique that some doctors say could be a "major breakthrough," check out the full article at the source link below.