December 05, 2010
Blood Cancer Advances May Improve Survival
Advances in the treatment
of blood cancers offer new hope for increased survival, according
to two studies scheduled to be presented at the American Society of
Hematology meeting Saturday in Orlando, Fla.
Gene Therapy Corrected Rare Bleeding Disorder:
Using gene therapy, German
researchers report that they managed to "correct" a malfunctioning
gene responsible for Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, a rare but
devastating childhood disorder that leads to prolonged bleeding
from even minor hits or scrapes, and also leaves these children
vulnerable to certain cancers and dangerous infections.