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Man wins battle with deadly cancer by infecting himself with HIV (video)

By Mason White 6:34 PM November 11, 2014
Marshall Jensen with his family 

By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A man beat a form of deadly cancer by infecting himself with HIV, doctors Pennsylvania said.

29-year-old Marshall Jensen of Utah, fought an aggressive form of leukemia with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Jensen of Woods Cross, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, several years ago.

During the past three years, Jensen and his family have traveled around the U.S., trying various surgeries and treatments for his leukemia.

At some point, Jensen met with Dr. Carl June and his team of researchers at Penn Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Their treatment involved a disabled version of the HIV virus, which retains an essential feature, the ability to insert new genes into cells.

The cells are altered to target and destroy cancer cells. 9 of the 12 patients who received this treatment against other types of cancer, are also in remission.