Penn-Developed Cancer Treatment Could Bring Great Hope for Pediatric Cancer Patients


June 4, 2012

Penn-Developed Cancer Treatment Could Bring Great Hope for Pediatric Cancer Patients An article in the Centre Daily Times in State College details the story of a 7-year-old girl with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who is being treated at the Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania with a Penn Medicine-developed protocol involving modified versions of her own T cells. She is the first child to receive this type of treatment, following success with several adult patients who had chronic lymphocytic leukemia. A month after receiving the new cells, the little girl is doing well, and the team's experience treating her is expected to pave the way for a new approach to treating both pediatric and adult cancer patients .

Centre Daily Times article