Simply put, the process is both highly technical and elegantly simple. First, a vial of blood is drawn from the patient. Next, researchers extract the T cells and modify them, adding a bit of genetic coding that turnsthem into chimeric antigen receptors (or CAR-T cells).The researchers then replicate the CAR-T cells, producing billions of them.
The modified T cells are then reintroduced to the patient, where they swiftly move throughout the body, finding and destroying cancer cells.
CANCER IMMUNOTHERAPY RESEARCH
Every three minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer. 96% will be treated with chemotherapy and radiation. And 95% of children who survive cancer will have serious health issues by the time they are 45. It is the treatment, not the cancer itself, that causes these health issues.
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