The statistics are stunning: 44 percent of American women will develop a life-threatening cancer in their lifetime.
Hayley Mogul, 13, and her 9-year-old sister, Bari, have rare genetic mutations that can’t be cured. But their conditions have improved during a two-month stay at the Children’s Institute in Squirrel Hill.
In one of the biggest advances against leukemia and other blood cancers in many years, doctors are reporting unprecedented success by using gene therapy to transform patients’ blood cells into soldiers that seek and destroy cancer.
The National Institutes of Health is the nation’s medical research agency, responsible for making important discoveries that improve health and save lives. Pittsburgh plays a part in making those discoveries.