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Landmark moment in lymphoma CAR T cell treatment

12-Dec-2017

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Four in 10 patients with aggressive lymphoma were cancer-free 15 months after treatment.

US clinical trial involved 108 patients with large B cell lymphoma.

CAR T cell therapy boosts the immune system’s ability to recognise and destroy cancer cells.

Studies are also underway in the UK to test the treatment.

CAR T was also shown to have long-term benefits with non Hodgkin lymphoma patients.

The study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Independent cancer charity focused on saving lives through research, influence and information

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Assistant Professor at Moffitt Cancer Center, medical oncologist and translational researcher.

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Scientific Journal devoted to medical research.