Doctors have used an experimental treatment involving the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) to combat a six year old’s leukaemia.
The treatment involved using a disabled form of the virus to reprogram the child’s immune system to attack the cancer cells.
Seven months later, the little girl is in complete remission.
Emma Whitehead, with her mother, Kari. Last spring, Emma was near death from acute lymphoblastic leukemia but is now in remission after an experimental treatment at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.