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Penn researchers find genetically modified T cells cause sustained remissions in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia:

Posted Aug 13 2011 10:19pm
Penn researchers find genetically modified T cells cause sustained remissions in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia: NCI Cancer Center News

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania's Abramson Cancer Center and Perelman School of Medicine have shown sustained remissions of up to a year among a small group of advanced chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients treated with genetically engineered versions of their own T cells... The protocol...involves removing patients' cells and modifying them in Penn's vaccine production facility, then infusing the new cells back into the patient's body following chemotherapy...

Click here to read full press release from University of Pennsylvania .

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