Chimeric antigen receptor, or CAR T-cell therapy, is a new form of cell therapy that uses specially altered T cells to more specifically target cancer cells.
The immune system is made up of specific cells and organs that protect the body from infection and cancer. Among these are T cells, which hunt down and destroy abnormal cells, including cancer cells.
After a sample of a patient’s T cells has been collected from the blood, the cells are re-engineered so they sprout special structures called chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) on their surface. When these CAR T cells are reinjected into the patient, the receptors may help the T cells identify and attack cancer cells throughout the body.
Learn more from Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center: https://www.dana-farber.org/cellular-therapies-program/car-t-cell-therapy/
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