Cancer Treatment Gets Caught Up In Legal Dispute03:35
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This microscopy image provided by Dr. Carl June in 2011 shows immune system T-cells, center, binding to beads which cause the cells to divide. The beads, depicted in yellow, are later removed, leaving pure T-cells, which are then ready for infusion to the cancer patients. (Dr. Carl June via AP)
This microscopy image provided by Dr. Carl June in 2011 shows immune system T-cells, center, binding to beads which cause the cells to divide. The beads, depicted in yellow, are later removed, leaving pure T-cells, which are then ready for infusion to the cancer patients. (Dr. Carl June via AP)
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What if something hailed as a 'cure for cancer' got caught up in a legal battle among some of the biggest names in cancer treatment?

That's the case with a pioneering therapy developed jointly by research teams in Philadelphia and Memphis. Tomorrow a judge will listen to all sides in the dispute in hopes of avoiding a trial.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Zack Seward of WHYY reports.

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This segment aired on January 27, 2014.

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