By Euro Weekly News Media • 25 April 2019 • 17:00
PIONEERING TREATMENT: The child was treated with the CAR-T 19 gene therapy.
A PEDIATRIC patient suffering from leukaemia has been successfully treated with a pioneering therapy under Spain’s National Health System.
The six-year-old child, from Alicante, was treated with the CAR-T 19 gene therapy at the Sant Joan de Deu de Esplugues de Llobregat hospital in Barcelona.
After having suffered two relapses from acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and having undergone a bone narrow transplant, the boy was referred to the hospital’s Oncology Department.
After going through the ground-breaking treatment, the child has reportedly returned to his home town and managed to resume his day-to-day activities, stated Susanna Rives, head of the lymphomas unit at the centre.
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