The Dizzying Journey to a New Cancer Arsenal

December 15, 2013

So this is a therapy that goes by a somewhat unwieldy name of CAR T cell therapy….
So it’s sort of combining a few different types of
therapy; it’s the gene therapy, although the genetic modifications happen outside of the
person’s body, that’s one piece. It’s what’s called an immunotherapy, which means it’s
trying to kind of harness the immune system to fight cancer. And it’s also highly
personalized because every patient’s therapy is their own; you can’t just create T cells
and give them to everybody, it’s sort of a unique batch for each patient. “}}

Dizzying Journey to a New #Cancer Arsenal: CAR Tcell therapy combines gene therapy, immunotherapy & personalization into an effective treatment for ~$50K

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