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New leukemia immune cell therapy shows promise

New findings on cell therapy to treat leukemia bring more encouraging news of the promise that this experimental area of cancer treatment holds for patients for whom conventional approaches do not work.

In the journal Science Translational Medicine, researchers report the results of the largest clinical study yet conducted in patients with advanced leukemia. Read more

Immune cells may regulate blood stem cells

Researchers in Bern have discovered that, during a viral infection, immune cells control the blood stem cells in the bone marrow and therefore also the body’s own defences. The findings could allow for new forms of therapy, such as for bone marrow diseases like leukemia. Read more