Medical and Scientific: Cancer cell optimism

22 Jan 2020 - Medical and Scientific

A newly discovered type of killer immune cell has raised the prospect of a “universal” cancer therapy, scientists say. Researchers at Cardiff University suggest a new T-cell receptor offers hope of a “onesize-fits-all” cancer therapy. T-cell therapies for cancer are the latest paradigm in cancer treatments. The most widely used is CAR-T and is personalised to each patient. However, it only targets a limited number of cancers. Scientists have discovered these T-cells recognise and kill most human cancer types.

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