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Cell therapy developed in wallonia cures leukaemia patient in US

23:00 31/10/2017

Biotechnology company Celyad, based in Mont-Saint-Guibert in Walloon Brabant, has announced the first successful cure of a leukaemia patient using its patented cell therapy CAR-T. 

The therapy was used on a patient suffering from intractable acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), a cancer of the blood.

The patient, treated in the US, had not received chemotherapy before the use of CAR-T therapy.

The patient was one of 14 being treated with CAR-T in a study taking place in the US and Europe.

Written by The Bulletin