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Can Gene Therapy Cure Cancer?

CAR-T gene therapy is a new treatment for some forms of leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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By Michael Rivera

CAR-T gene therapy is a new treatment recently approved for use by the FDA for some forms of leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Dimas Padilla—a stage 4 cancer patient—joined one of the first clinical trials at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. For some, including Dimas, results have been promising, though long-term remission rates are not yet known.

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DRL-1420749. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.