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Immunotherapy breakthrough? CRISPR-edited immune cells proven safe for use in cancer patients in early stage trial

Now for the first time in the U.S., researchers say they’ve shown that CRISPR-edited immune cells can be safely given ...
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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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Refining CAR-T therapy could halt ‘violent, life-threatening’ immune reactions

CAR-T cells that have been so successful against some leukemias and lymphomas often cause a violent and even life-threatening immune ...
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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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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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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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Transforming modern medicine doesn’t have to be high tech or expensive

While intricate high-tech breakthroughs are incredible, it's important to realize the value of low-cost and low-tech ingenuity ...
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2 young leukemia patients cured with T-cell immunotherapy using genetically engineered donor cells

Gene-edited immune cells cure two British babies with childhood leukemia. But instead of patient-specific cells, doctors used cheaper universal cells ...