7 Jun, 2019 @ 12:54
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Boy, 6, CURED of cancer thanks to new gene therapy in Spain returns home to Costa Blanca


A SIX-YEAR-OLD boy has been cured of cancer thanks to a new gene therapy in Spain. 

The young child, from Alicante, was suffering from acute B-type lymphoblastic leukemia and was not responding to conventional treatment.

However he will now return to a normal life after receiving CAR-T 19 gene therapy in Barcelona, paid for by the country’s National Health System (SNS).

This child was treated at the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Esplugues de Llobregat (Barcelona), one of the only three pediatric centers in Spain to offer the CAR-T treatment, together with the Vall d’Hebron Hospital, also in Barcelona, and the Niño Jesús Hospital, in Madrid.

The treatment will give hope to many families in Spain given that acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common type of cancer in children.

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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