Towards Effective Immunotherapy Of Cancer Using Genetically Enhanced Lymphocytes

Grant number: 288708

Abstract

Immunotherapy is a potentially powerful and specific form of cancer therapy that may be more effective and have fewer side effects than current forms of therapy including chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Already dramatic responses have been observed in a proportion of patients receiving immunotherapy for some malignancies but these responses are all too infrequent. T cells constitute an important part of the immune system but they often fail to recognize cancer and do not respond strongly enough against tumours. This project investigates the feasibility of endowing patients' T cells with the abilities to recognize cancer and respond vigorously against it by genetically modifying the T cells. I..

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