How CAR T-Cell Therapy Is Revolutionising Cancer Treatment
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3. MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES
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.
Dunne, M. (2022). How CAR T-Cell Therapy Is Revolutionising Cancer Treatment. RTE Brainstorm, Updated / Wednesday, 21 Sep 2022 16:00.