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First Child Treated in Trial of T Cell Therapy for ALL

In April 2012, 7-year-old cancer patient Emily (Emma) Whitehead became the first child to be enrolled in CTL019, a clinical trial for patients with B cell cancers such as acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), B cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), and the adult disease chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Emily received this experimental treatment at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in April 2012 after her cancer relapsed for the second time. Her cancer has been in remission since her treatment.

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