A local teacher whose successful fight against lymphoma via an experimental treatment was hailed this week as the treatment won FDA approval, according to the Times Union of Albany.

The paper published an uplifting story Friday about Queensbury teacher Tina Bureau's struggles beating non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma with conventional chemotherapy, and how a new gene therapy wiped out her disease and helped lead to approval. A link can be found here and the New York Times also covered the story, linked here.

My daughter had Mrs. Bureau as a teacher in fourth grade, and she is a phenomenal educator. We often lose touch with teachers when our kids move up, and I wasn't aware of what she had been going through. It was great to see she is healthy again and back in the classroom.

-- Don Lehman

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Don Lehman covers crime and Warren County government for The Post-Star. His work can be found on Twitter @PS_CrimeCourts and on poststar.com/app/blogs.

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