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Can T cells target and kill cancer?

Emerging CAR-T immunotherapies leverage modified versions of patient's T-cells to target and kill cancer cells. In a new study, published June 28 online in Cell Stem Cell, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and University of Minnesota report that similarly modified natural killer (NK) cells derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) also displayed heightened activity against a mouse model of ovarian cancer.
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https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180628171432.htm

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It sounds like they're testing something called CAR NK cells, and are getting some pretty good results. They'll have to do some clinical trials to see if the treatment will work as well for humans.
The good news about this treatment is that it's not as toxic, and the same NK cells can be used for all patients. They don't have to tailored for the individual.

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