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Understanding Advances in Gene Therapy

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Description: Could a blood cancer patient's own immune cells soon be used to fight their cancer? In chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) gene therapy, T-cells are taken from a patient and genetically engineered to target and destroy cancer cells. Dr. Laurence Cooper, from MD Anderson Cancer Center, explains exciting research that led to deep remission in some cancer patients, including children and those with advanced disease and limited treatment options. Dr. Cooper shares his enthusiasm about the benefits of precision therapy and the goals of creating accessible--and affordable--personalized medicine.
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Posted on : 12/18/13
Added : 4 years ago
Category : General