Scientists Prime The Immune System As A Powerful Cancer Weapon, National Cancer Institute Reveals
6/2/2014 7:52:47 AM
Watch out, cancer cells. Humanity is learning how to use our built-in weapon – our own white blood cells – to kill you. Early results showing that genetically modified white blood cells, called T-cells, can make cancer cells disappear, at least temporarily, in 50% to 90% of patients with certain blood cancers that have failed all other treatments have ignited a land grab among drug companies. But until now it’s been uncertain whether the immune system could be weaponized against solid tumors like those in breast, lung, and cervical cancer. Some doubted that the cells could make it into these cancers, which literally build walls of flesh and blood to protect themselves.
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