GE’s Focus Forward campaign gives us a glimpse into the fight against cancer and the men who created the cure that uses HIV.
Doctors from the University of Pennsylvania were successful in removing a class of T-cells from cancer patients and genetically modified them using HIV. The virus, when inserted into the cells, jump starts the immune system into attacking cancer cells.
The experimental procedures were a success, and recently the cure was administered to 7-year old Emma Whitehead, and the cancer in her tiny, ravaged body was completely eradicated.
Some researchers and cancer experts are hailing the treatment as a miracle, while others are skeptical of the genetically modified cells which will never leave the patients body once administered.
Do you think it’s dangerous to genetically modify a deadly virus, even though it may eliminate cancer entirely?