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A 71-YEAR-OLD Islander is celebrating being cancer free after receiving a revolutionary new treatment in the UK.

Peter Garland was the first patient to receive chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy at University Hospital Southampton.

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Mr Garland, who was diagnosed with lymphoma in May 2021, originally underwent chemotherapy, but after a brief period in remission was told his cancer had returned.

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Peter Garland. (37470551)

It is the newest treatment being delivered by the Blood and Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy programme team at UHS, with 21 patients having received the treatment in its first year.

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The grandfather-of-two still works as a watch repairer, but a lot of his time is spent with family and friends.

He also has a passion for motorcycling, having been riding since the age of 16.

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Over 1,300 people have received CAR T-cell therapy treatment via the NHS in England since its introduction, with the provision at UHS among six new centres to offer the treatment in the country over the past year.

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