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Dr. Josep Maria Ribera

A Josep Carreras Institute research team reveals the effectiveness of a new treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

•  A Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute (IJC) acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) research team, led by Dr. Josep Maria Ribera, has participated in a study published in the prestigious journal, The New England Journal of Medicine.

• The study shows that treatment with blinatumomab significantly prolongs the life expectancy of adult patients with certain kinds of leukaemia, in comparison with standard treatment with chemotherapy.

•  This discovery is an important step forward for improving the prognosis for adult ALL patients, a kind of leukaemia with an incidence of 30 new cases per million every year in Spain.

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