09 May 2018 Research

Sharing this exciting news: a treatment advance for childhood leukaemia

A deal has been struck to let the NHS offer children an expensive new cancer therapy that has been called the most exciting treatment advance for decades.

“We are excited at this breakthrough in the treatment for childhood leukaemia. CAR-T cell therapy gives those children who do not respond to chemotherapy treatment a real chance of a long-term cure. We welcome this significant step forward which will give hope to families whose children are affected by leukaemia.” 

Dr Maria Gilleece, Director, Yorkshire Blood and Marrow Transplant Programme and a member of the Leukaemia UK Medical Panel.

Follow this link to read this BBC news story.

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