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Cancer therapy is 2013 breakthrough

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A way of fighting cancer that turns the body's immune cells into targeted tumor killers was named the breakthrough of the year by the US journal Science on Thursday. 

This photo from February 2013 provided by Kari Whitehead shows seven-year-old Emily Whitehead at her home in Philipsburg, Pennsylvania

Immunotherapy has only worked for a small number of patients, and only in certain cancers, including melanoma and leukemia, but experts believe its promise is huge.

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