Patient ‘Cured’ Of Leukemia After Experimental Treatment

A patient enrolled in a phase one trial testing an experimental treatment for leukemia has been declared cancer-free, Medical Daily reported.

Lynsie Conradi, 23, had been battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia for eight years and had experienced her second relapse when she enrolled in the trial at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Within seven days of entering the program, a bone marrow test revealed that her leukemia was gone.

Acute lymphocytic leukemia, which affects the blood and bone marrow, is known for progressing rapidly. The trial was open to patients whose leukemia had failed to respond to chemotherapy treatments, which typically means they have less than a 20 percent chance of survival, according to Medical Daily.

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