London: Doctors in Britain have completely cured a 13-year-old girl battling leukemia. The therapy with which the doctors have treated this girl has now shown a new light on cancer treatment. The name of this girl is Alisha, and since 2021, the girl has been suffering from T-cell acute leukemia. The blood cancer that this girl had had, conventional treatment, and even chemotherapy was not affecting it. Nor was the bone marrow transplant effective on him.
This girl was admitted to the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) in London. The treatment of the girl child with new technology was started here. Doctors used genetically engineered immune cells for treatment. These cells were obtained from a healthy volunteer.
Cancer started getting cured in 28 days.
The child was treated with this therapy for six months. Within 28 days of therapy, the girl’s cancer started getting cured. This allowed her to receive a second bone marrow transplant to restore her immune system. Six months later, the baby is resting at her home in Leicester. The girl always goes for checkups when called by the doctors.
Doctor checking results
On behalf of the hospital, it has been said, ‘Alaysha was left with only one option without experiment, and that was to undergo treatment peacefully.’ According to Robert Chisa, who is associated with the hospital as a consultant, how the child has responded to the treatment is commendable. However, there is a need to keep a close watch on the results. Only then can the cure be confirmed in the next few months.
The malignant form of cancer
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a very common type of cancer in children. This cancer, there is a bad effect on the immune system. The B and T cells that protect people from this dreaded disease are particularly affected. The hospital says that Alisha was the first to be given base-edited T cells. According to the immunologist Professor Waseem Kasim, who is leading this therapy, it is very advanced cell engineering, and due to this, a new light has been seen in the treatment of sick children.