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Killer Cure

Friday, September 6, 2013

Reporter: Ray Martin
Producer: David Alrich

Imagine doctors saying they've found a cure for childhood cancer. Not some quackery, but a genuine cure.

That's what researchers are on the verge of right now - perhaps one of the greatest medical breakthroughs of the 21st century.

But it's only the start of this amazing medical story.

This treatment uses one of the most notorious killers of our time - the dreaded HIV.

It is a killer cure that parents of desperately sick children are hailing as a miracle. And with a little more science, it might just beat all cancers for good.

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The HIV trial featured on 60 Minutes is only suitable for certain leukaemia patients and is not yet available in Australia.

It is hoped to trial here in 2014.

Limited trials are currently being rolled out across US based hospitals and they are hoping to extend the treatment for other forms of cancers.

Please consult your doctor or specialist for further advice.

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