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Doctor Mike: Leukemia Breakthrough?

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Scientists say they may have a new tool to fight leukemia – patients' own blood cells.

Two of three patients dying of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, or CLL, appear cured and a third is in partial remission after infusions of genetically engineered t cells.

The study was done at the University of Pennsylvania, and the results were absolutely dramatic.

Dr. Mike Cirigliano joined "Good Day" on Friday morning to talk about how this gene therapy breakthrough in the fight against adult leukemia.

Dr. Mike also talked about what this means for cancer treatment in the future.

And he talked about a local woman who may have drowned after sleepwalking, perhaps because of narcolepsy.

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