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Curing Cancer: The scientists using HIV to fight leukaemia in children

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Reporter: Peter Stefanovic
Producer: Steven Burling

It could be one of the greatest medical breakthroughs of the 21st century - a cure for childhood cancer.

That's what researchers are on the verge of, right now in America. Desperately sick children, previously given no chance of survival, are now cancer free.

It's all thanks to a dedicated group of scientists who are using one of the most notorious killers of our time - HIV - to fight leukaemia.

Now, see the miraculous recovery of little Austin.

We first met him last September, when the HIV injection was his last chance of survival. Now he’s in full remission, and loving every moment of his new healthy life.

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'The trial of this treatment is now in phase two and only available to people in America but it's hoped doctors here in Australia will begin similar trials in 12 months.'

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