Emily Whitehead shows no signs of cancer today after being the first child given the gene therapy for leukemia at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Photo: AP Emily Whitehead shows no signs of cancer today after being the first child given the gene therapy for leukemia at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Photo: AP
Emily Whitehead shows no signs of cancer today after being the first child given the gene therapy for leukemia at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Photo: AP

Gene therapy brings big hope in war on cancer

American doctors report stunning success in 'living drug' that transforms patients' blood cells into agents that seek and destroy disease

Emily Whitehead shows no signs of cancer today after being the first child given the gene therapy for leukemia at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Photo: AP Emily Whitehead shows no signs of cancer today after being the first child given the gene therapy for leukemia at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Photo: AP
Emily Whitehead shows no signs of cancer today after being the first child given the gene therapy for leukemia at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Photo: AP
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