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Trial begins to solve complicated treatment problem for child cancer

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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.

QIMR's Professor Rajiv Khanna said they hoped the new method became a "routine" treatment.

QIMR’s Professor Rajiv Khanna said they hoped the new method became a “routine” treatment.

Professor Rajiv Khanna, the head of QIMR’s Centre for Immunotherapy and Vaccine Development, said the method removed all the known adverse side-effects of the…



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