Girl, 7, cured of leukaemia after scientists "reprogramme" immune cells to destroy the cancer

Girl, 7, cured of leukaemia after scientists 'reprogramme' immune cells to destroy the cancer New therapy creates 'guided missile' T-cells by attaching antibodies to them Nine of 12 patients in the study, including two children, responded to treatmentExperts call for more trials and it could be some time before treatment is available here | UPDATED: 19:22 GMT, 10 December 2012 A seven-year-old girl has been 'cured' of leukaemia after a new therapy in which her T-cells — the immune system's killer cells — were bio-engineered to become 'guided missiles' to seek out and destroy the leukaemia, a new study shows.