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Scientists find new stem cell treatment to cure cancer

Press Trust of India  |  London 

The finding could save thousands of victims of cancers such as leukaemia, myeloma, lymphoma and Hodgkin's disease every year, the scientists said.

The technique uses specially harvested cells to produce infection-fighting bone marrow, the 'Daily Express' reported.

Scientists hope this will be lifesaving treatment for patients having undergone chemotherapy or radiotherapy which destroys bone marrow and for people with conditions that cause immune system disorders.

"We had no alternative. It was to try these cells or the patients would not survive," Professor Reuven Or, head of bone marrow transplantation at Israel's Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem said.

"Within a few weeks both the lady and the

First Published: Sun, August 19 2012. 13:50 IST
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