April 15, 2024

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Alyssa (13) no longer has to struggle with new gene therapy


Alyssa (13) had leukemia.

Alyssa (13) has been battling leukemia with T cells since May last year. Chemotherapy, a bone marrow transplant – his doctors tried everything to help the young Briton. Nevertheless, there is no success, as the “BBC” writes, there is nothing classic treatment options can do against recurrent blood cancer.

“I would have died eventually,” Alyssa said. Her mother, Keona, said she was dreading Christmas this time last year because she thought it would be “the last time we’ll have her with us.” What happened next would have been unthinkable just a few years ago and was made possible by incredible advances in genetics.