Surprising Trial Results Raise Hopes for Cancer Breakthrough
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania announced Wednesday that they have discovered a possibly “huge” breakthrough in the fight against cancer.
In two medical journals, the scientists revealed that a new treatment targeting a patient’s white blood cells, which are part of the body’s immune system, shows signs of early promise in combating leukemia.
“This is a huge accomplishment — huge,” Dr. Lee M. Nadler of Harvard Medical School told theLos Angeles Times. Nadler discovered the molecule on cancer cells that the newly engineered T-Cells were instructed to target.