According to the Guardian, scientists are claiming a major success in the battle against cancer. This breakthrough is based on the engineering of immune cells to target specific types of blood cancers and destroy them. In one study 94% of participants with acute lymphoblastic leukemia saw their symptoms disappear. In another study involving the same immunotherapy technique another form of blood cancer saw half the sample of infected individuals go into remission and a total of 80% of the sample saw some sort of positive response to the treatment. Part of the reason why this immune therapy is such a breakthrough is because the patient’s in these studies had been treated unsuccessfully with other cancer treatments and their cancer was so advanced they only were given 1 month to live before they were administered the immunotherapy treatment.     The way the treatment works is blood samples are taken from the patient and T-cells are extracted, T-cells are a type of white blood cells that fight infection and in this type of treatment they are modified by scientists to get antigen receptors that will seek out certain cancers and attack them. Then the cells are allowed to multiply and the cells are then infused back into the patient where they can destroy the cancer cells.  Scientists are optimistic with this new form of treatment but they reported that it will likely not be a cure all for all cancer patients and symptoms can still reappear. If your or your loved one is recovering from a major health event like cancer Sprain Brook Manor rehabilitation center in Westchester has long term and short term care to help you or your family member improve their quality of life.This post is provided by Sprain Brook Manor Rehab which Provides unique opportunity to recover from medical procedures that result in true satisfying results. Getting you stronger and better every day. Contact Us today to receive more information. Disclaimer: The information provided in this post in not intended to be construed as health advice, nor should it be considered a substitute for obtaining individual medical counsel or consulting your physician.