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Trial begins to solve complicated treatment problem for child cancer – Brisbane Times

A trial is now under way that researchers hope will prove the effectiveness of a new method to remove serious side-effects from a cancer treatment for children.

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To get around this, doctors usually strip the disease-fighting T cells and B cells from the donor cell transplant, but this means the transplant recipient is at a higher risk of developing serious infections.
Sorting out the complicated problem has been the work of researchers from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Brisbane, who developed a method of treating the T cells from the donor tissue and then introducing them to the recipient child four weeks after the initial transplant.
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