A girl’s incurable cancer has been cleared from her body after what scientists have described as the most sophisticated cell engineering to date.
Alyssa, whose family do not wish to give their surname, was diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in May 2021.
Her only next step would have been palliative care, but instead, Alyssa decided to undergo an experimental new treatment.
This is the world’s first such treatment, and Alyssa’s recovery will give hope to tens of thousands of patients.
The girl said she felt that taking the experimental treatment for the disease would help others, adding ‘of course I’m going to do it’.
Less than a month after being given the treatment, she was in remission, and was able to have a second bone marrow transplant.
She is said to be ‘doing well at home’ as she recovers and continues with follow-up monitoring. »