Adoptive T Cell Therapy Applications

Source: News-Medical, June 2018

Adoptive T cell treatment is a promising type of immunological treatment that utilizes the immune system to fight diseases such as cancer. The method works by infusing tumor-specific cytotoxic T cells into patients that target and attack cancer cells. Trials employing tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes in adoptive T cell therapy have proven successful in treating metastatic melanoma.

Specifically engineered CAR T cells are currently being used to treat hematologic malignancies. The combination of cancer vaccines and adoptive T cell therapy may also provide new treatment options for cancer patients.

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