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Posted by Matt Birchler
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A Cancer Treatment Makes Leukemia Vanish, but Creates More Mysteries

Dr. June and his colleagues, Dr. J. Joseph Melenhorst and Dr. Porter, report that the CAR T treatment made the cancer vanish in two out of the three patients in that early trial. All had chronic lymphocytic leukemia. The big surprise, though, was that even though the cancer seemed to be long gone, the CAR T cells remained in the patients’ bloodstreams, circulating as sentinels. “Now we can finally say the word ‘cure’ with CAR T cells,” Dr. June said.

Of course, in "the more reliable the information, the harder it is to get," the full study is paywalled behind a $30+ fee 🙁