Gene Therapy Yields Encouraging Results in Experimental Leukemia Treatment

Cells engineered to attack cancer


SUNDAY, Dec. 8, 2013 (HealthDay News)—Preliminary research shows that gene therapy might one day be a powerful weapon against leukemia and other blood cancers.

The experimental treatment coaxed certain blood cells into targeting and destroying cancer cells, according to research presented this weekend at the American Society of Hematology's annual meeting in New Orleans.