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Experimental Cancer Treatment Offers Hope

Now we turn to what is being hailed as a breakthrough in the fight against cancer. A small group of pioneers sending a big ray of hope. An experimental treatment that appears to stop cancer cells in their tracks in some people. And abc’s dr. Rich about bard besser tells us about the big news today. Reporter: David asponte was out of options.

He was being treated for acute lymphocytic leukemia, a rare and often fatal disease in adults. When chemotherapy failed, doctors turned to an experimental treatment. Robin roberts went to visit him last december.

I think I am on the right road, I think I am on the right road. Reporter: Doctors took out millions of david’s disease-fighting white blood cells, then used a retrovirus, which is great at getting into human immune systems to change those cells to targeted cancer fighters. David’s cells went back in and destroyed the cancer like a living drug.

The first patient to have similar experimental treatment was 7-year-old emma whitehead who went through the procedure last year and now is in complete remission. She has a ton of energy. She’s doing wonderful right now. Read the rest of this entry »

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