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New US cancer treatment offers hope

Doctors say broad clinical trials needed after massive measles dose sends blood cancer into "complete remission".

Last updated: 16 May 2014 10:09
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Doctors in the US say a woman with "incurable" blood cancer is now in complete remission after they fought disease with disease: they gave her a massive dose of the measles.

The case still has to be followed up by broader clinical trials, but the breakthrough at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota is offering new hope.

Al Jazeera's John Hendren reports from Rochester, Minnesota.

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