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T-cell that can fight all cancers: Scientists discover promising part of our immune system

Our immune system is our body's natural defence against infection, but it also attacks cancerous cells. The scientists were looking ...
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Dangers of CAR-T treatments linked to ‘particularily messy’ method of killing tumors

Techniques to genetically modify patient immune cells have revolutionized the fight against hard-to-treat cancers. But they can come with dangerous ...
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Expensive CAR-T therapy raises difficult question: ‘What is the price of a human life?’

A new type of therapy for certain blood cancers is ingenious but it raises important questions about its cost, both ...
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Podcast: Genetically engineered CAR-T cell therapies destroy cancer cells. Here’s how they work

Many millions of words have been written about GMO crops. As a result, most people know they can now buy ...
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This company wants to freeze your T cells for future cancer treatments. Experts call the idea ‘unproven’

A new cryopreservation bank offers customers the chance to stash away their T cells for use in future cancer treatments ...
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Powerful CAR-T duo uses artificial ‘claws’ to grab and destroy HIV

Lengtigen, a biotech company based in Gaithersburg, MD, teamed up with researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in ...
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Podcast: Battle to conquer HIV with biotechnology is on. How much progress have we made?

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is to blame for one of the worst public health crises the world has ever ...
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Putting CAR-T cancer therapy ‘on a leash’ could halt deadly runaway immune reactions

Unlike traditional chemicals, CAR-T cells are living drugs that further proliferate inside the body. While great for replenishing their cancer-killing ...
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Fine-tuning CAR-T cancer therapy could eliminate serious side effects, study says

A novel approach to CAR-T cancer therapy promises to upend what has become a truism in medicine: that the treatment’s dramatic effect ...
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Costly CAR T-cell therapy gets boost with Medicare proposal to increase reimbursements

Medicare officials on [April 23] proposed increasing reimbursements for a groundbreaking but costly cancer therapy used for patients whose blood ...
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Can CAR-T cell therapy tackle solid tumors too?

Last summer, [Cecelia] Barron’s cancer went from stage 2 to stage 3 oligodendroglioma. Behnam Badie, her surgeon at City of Hope, ...
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CAR-T cell therapy and the promise of immune cells engineered to fight cancer

The National Cancer Institute estimates that more than 1.7 million people will be diagnosed with cancer this year. To cope ...