Revolutionary leukemia treatment offers 'a hopeful moment' in fight against solid tumors

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Revolutionary immunotherapy CAR-T offers hope against more tumors

The cancer immunotherapy called CAR-T, has revolutionized the treatment of blood cancers. Doctors are now seeing signs it also may fight solid tumors.

On Wednesday, 5-year-old Mary Stegmueller will reach a major milestone. She will have outlived her predicted life expectancy. Twice. 

At age 4, the rambunctious animal-lover from Northglenn, Colorado, was given 9  months to live. A devastating brain tumor was spreading its tentacles through her brainstem, the area that controls breathing, heartbeat and other essential functions. 

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