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Source: BBC
http://brain.sg/article/cancer-patient-from-blackwood-is-first-in-wales-to-get-the-genetic-treatment-331015
Brain - Cancer patient from Blackwood is first in Wales to get the genetic treatment
Key Highlights

Car-t therapy involves genetically modifying a type of the body's immune cells in the hope they will then recognise and destroy cancer cells

Parts of the immune system were removed from John's blood at the University Hospital of Wales

The white blood cells will be genetically reprogrammed so that they will seek out and destroy cancer cells

This is a new therapy, yet clinical trials have shown 40 % of patients had all signs of their otherwise untreatable, terminal lymphoma eliminated from their body 15 months after treatment

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