Doctors Use HIV To Cure Girl’s Cancer

After fighting leukemia for two years, Kari and Tom Whitehead were desperate to find a cure for their six-year-old daughter, Emily. They turned to the Cancer Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and with just hours left before organ failure, Emily underwent a new experimental treatment. Doctors treated Emily using a disabled form of HIV, which successfully reprogrammed her immune system and attacked the cancer cells.


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