Scientists Race To Improve ‘Living Drugs’ To Fight Cancer

Patient Aaron Reid receives (CAR) T-cell therapy at the NIH in Bethesda, MD. The process took five minutes to complete.

To outwit cancer, researchers are working on better ways to teach patients’ immune system to root out and kill malignant cells. A promising approach involves cells that attack cancer two ways at once.

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