The team at the University of Pennsylvania seems to have hit the genetic jackpot.
As explained in the original story in The New York Times by Denise Grady; to make T-cells search out and destroy cancer, researchers must equip them to do several tasks: recognize the cancer, attack it, multiply, and live on inside the patient.
Inside the patients, the T-cells modified by the researchers multiplied to 1,000 to 10,000 times the number infused, wiped out the cancer and then gradually diminished, leaving a population of “memory” cells that can quickly proliferate again if needed.
Experts in the field said the results were a major advance.
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