December 10, 2012

Girl's Immune System Reprogrammed to Kill Cancer

Denise Grady, New York Times


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Emma Whitehead has been bounding around the house lately, practicing somersaults and rugby-style tumbles that make her parents wince.

It is hard to believe, but last spring Emma, then 6, was near death from leukemia. She had relapsed twice after chemotherapy, and doctors had run out of options.

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