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Can gene therapy be used for childhood leukemia?

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The FDA has approved a type of gene therapy for children and young adults up to age 25 with childhood leukemia whose B-cell ALL doesn't get better with other treatments. Scientists are working on a version of this treatment for people over 25 and for other kinds of cancer.

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American Cancer Society: "Childhood Leukemia."

Nemours Foundation: "Childhood Cancer: Leukemia."

FDA: "FDA approval brings first gene therapy to the United States."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on January 16, 2020

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Childhood Leukemia."

Nemours Foundation: "Childhood Cancer: Leukemia."

FDA: "FDA approval brings first gene therapy to the United States."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on January 16, 2020

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