Title

How CAR T-Cell Therapy Is Revolutionising Cancer Treatment

Document Type

Other

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Available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 4.0 International Licence

Disciplines

3. MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES

Abstract

St James' Hospital Dublin recently announced that a new form of cancer treatment called CAR T-cell therapy is now available to patients with lymphoma. Called 'chimeric antigen receptor’ (CAR) T-cell therapy, this treatment uses the patient’s own immune cells to fight their cancer. Immune cells are isolated from blood, trained in a lab to be able to recognise cancerous cells and reinfused into the patient as a ‘living drug’, where they can seek and destroy cancer.


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