The case of the child Murad began when he discovered that he had leukemia more than five years ago and then underwent treatment and was cured of it, but leukemia returned to him about six months ago, so he underwent chemotherapy according to the known treatments specified for his condition, but he did not respond to treatment, so cell therapy CAR-T became the only possible option for him.

The procedure at the Abu Dhabi Stem Cell Center included the manufacture of the cellular product CAR-T, which relies on the use of immune cells from the child, where doctors drew blood from it according to a special protocol for extracting immune cells and then genetically modified them and allowed them to reproduce in a closed environment in the laboratory of the Abu Dhabi Stem Cell Center, which is equipped according to the strict standards of this type of treatment, and it is one of the very few laboratories in the Middle East equipped with this potential, which led to the cells gaining the ability to fight cells. The patient had cancerous disease and doctors then re-injected these cells into the child's vein.

The treatment took five weeks at the Abu Dhabi Stem Cell Centre (ADSC), the Abu Dhabi-accredited center of excellence for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in Abu Dhabi.

Dr. Yendre Ventura, CEO of Abu Dhabi Stem Cell Centre, said: "Our success in performing the first CAR-T immunotherapy here in Abu Dhabi is a huge leap that reflects our commitment to making a profound positive impact regionally for the healthcare sector."

"We aim to revolutionize cancer treatment by developing the potential of genetically modified immune cell therapy to precisely target tumors in individuals with specific types of blood cancers."

Dr. Noura Khamis Al Ghaithi, Undersecretary of the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, said: "With the support and guidance of the leadership, Abu Dhabi continues to consolidate its position on the global healthcare map. Today, Abu Dhabi is based on several pillars that make it a destination for medical care, the most important of which are the ambitious government support and guidance, its advanced infrastructure, health facilities and distinguished competencies."

Murad's father, Majid, expressed his happiness with the success of his son's treatment, which is the first of its kind in the country.