Gene therapy recently approved by the FDA for certain young leukemia patients is a first in the U.S. The treatment modifies a patient’s own immune cells to fight the leukemia.
The treatment is the first therapy of its kind available in the United States. It is a type of immunotherapy, a one-time infusion that uses the body’s own defenses to attack the cancer.
If you are an older adult diagnosed with leukemia, you have treatment options — even at age 99. Learn more from a doctor who specializes in treating leukemia in older adults.