Innovative Israeli cure shows 94% of leukemia patients in clinical test in the U.S. exhibits signs of recovery.
By Israel Today Staff
An innovative Israeli-developed cure for leukemia that is currently being tested in the US is seeing amazing results.
The clinical tests have been run primarily on patients with advanced leukemia that were given only a matter of months to live. An astonishing 94 percent have reportedly shown improvement, and in more than half symptoms related to the cancer have disappeared all together.
Professor Stanley Riddell of the University of Washington, who is running the tests, cautioned that much work remains to clarify the results of the study, and it is still unknown if the treatment managed to remove the cancer completely, or if it will return in the aforementioned patients.
The treatment was originally developed by Professor Zelig Eshhar of Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science.
In a Wednesday morning interview with Israel Radio, Prof. Eshhar said the challenge was now to expand the range of this treatment to target other forms of cancer, including those involving solid tumors.
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