- Ting-ting, a 10-year-old girl suffering from leukemia became the first in Taiwan to have been successfully treated with CD19 chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, a new form of immunotherapy, at National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH).
- CAR T-cell therapy became prominent in 2012 after 6-year-old American girl Emily Whitehead was successfully treated for her leukemia in a clinical trial.
- Ting-ting, who was diagnosed with pediatric B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia at age 6, initially received targeted chemotherapy for three years.
- When her leukemia recurred last year, her doctors recommended using CAR T-cell therapy, which involves the modification of the immune cells to make them attach to the specific cancer cell antigen.
- Ting-ting’s cancer went into complete remission soon after she was infused with CD19 CAR T-cells.
A 10-year-old girl with leukemia became the first in Taiwan to have been successfully treated with a new form of immunotherapy.
The patient, identified only as Ting-ting (亭亭), underwent CD19 chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy at the National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH).
A private boarding school teaching traditional culture in northeastern China has blamed a student’s family’s karma for the disease that took his life.
Zhou Zuorui, 9, died on December 11 after falling ill for a week while attending Yukun Guoxue Experimental School in Yitong county, Jilin province, Chongqing Morning News reported.
Haihai, the adorable toddler who went viral for his impressive use of chopsticks, has been revealed to be suffering from a deadly disease.
The 2-year-old boy from Hulunbuir in Inner Mongolia became an instant Internet star after videos of him skillfully using chopsticks while eating emerged on Chinese social media.
Japanese star swimmer Rikako Ikee shocked fans after announcing her leukemia diagnosis to the public on Tuesday.
Considered the poster girl for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the 18-year-old athlete sparked an outpouring of support and well-wishes from the Japanese people.
A desperate Chinese father who has been trying to raise money to fund his sick son’s medical bills had his online crowdfunding accounts frozen after it was revealed that he was also trying to sell his young daughter.
The father, identified as Liang Yujia, drew public outrage after he was reportedly seen peddling his 3-year-old daughter for money on a street in Chengdu. The area is near the West China Second University Hospital of Sichuan University, where his son Cheng Cheng was being treated.
A devoted woman from China managed to exceed expected funds required for her younger sister’s leukemia treatment after she jokingly told the media that she would get married to help her pay the hospital bill.
Cui Qiao set a fundraising target of 500,000 yuan ($78,000) for her 14-year-old sister Cui Xiao’s cancer treatment with the help of the teenager’s school in Wuyi County in eastern China’s Zhejiang Province, according to The Paper.
An Orange County, California family is mourning the loss of their mother, who passed away from leukemia last Friday — a tragic event which could have been avoided had the government given their situation the delicate care it deserved.
Helen Huynh, wife and mother of three, was diagnosed with the most aggressive form of leukemia in February 2017. Physicians at the UCI Medical Center believed the best course of treatment for her diagnosis would be stem-cell therapy. In their search for a donor, it was discovered that Huynh’s sister, Thuy, was a 100% match; the problem, however, was that Thuy lived in Vietman. Huynh’s children quickly arranged for their aunt to fly to the U.S. to save their mother’s life, but were barred from doing so at every turn by the U.S. government. By the time Thuy was able to enter the country and assist in the life-saving procedure, it was too late — Huynh was too weak to overcome the cancer, and subsequently passed away on January 26, 2018.
An 18-year-old girl from China now only has a few months left to live after her biological father refused to show up for a bone marrow transplant to save her from leukemia.
University student Xinxin was first diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia three months ago after she collapsed during a military training, according to Chinese media Kan Kan News.
In a very touching moment, a mother “married” her 4-year-old boy who is struggling to fight cancer in the town of Xinfa in Heilongjiang Province, northeast China on Nov. 1.
The 4-year-old boy, nicknamed Baobao, took center stage with his mother and father by his side. According to China Daily, the special wedding ceremony was prepared exactly two days after his fourth birthday.
A stem cell donor who was set to help save a dying Orange County, California mother from leukemia was barred from entering the United States.
Helen Huynh is a Vietnamese mother living with her family in Garden Grove, California, where doctors at UCI Medical Center believe that the best way to treat Helen is through stem-cell therapy.
The father of a 2-year-old cancer-stricken boy in Hefei, Anhui Province, dressed up in a bear costume and sold hugs on the street hoping to raise money to pay for his son’s medical bills.
One year after he was born in 2015, Feng Kai’s son was diagnosed with leukemia, according to Shanghaiist.
A brave young girl in China purposely tried to gain weight to make her eligible to donate bone marrow for her sick mother.
Xiao Huixuan is just 8-years-old, but has already taken a massive amount of responsibility on her shoulders. The little girl’s mother, Ba Lili, was diagnosed with leukemia in 2015.