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Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell Infusion (CAR T)

09/04/2017 12:01 AM

..."In CAR T-cell therapy, a type of white blood cell called “T-cells” are extracted from the patient’s blood and modified in the lab to recognize specific cancer cells. These supercharged T-cells are then infused back into the patient, where they search out and destroy cancer cells."...

..."Scott McIntyre calls himself a “walking miracle,” and he wants to tell the world about it.

“I was given three to six months to survive and I’m 16 months in remission,” said the 53-year-old South Bend man. “I would love to get the story out and let people have hope. Don’t give up. You never know.”"...

Wow, something that actually works....

http://www.southbendtribune.com/news/local/south-bend-man-a-walking-miracle-after-cancer-treatment-breakthrough/article_f01b9440-c73a-5cd4-8433-761627458311.html

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Re: Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell Infusion (CAR T)

09/05/2017 12:06 AM

Yes it has been proven to work- but as of yet, it is not a magic bullet.

My mother in law had a form of this treatment a few years ago, but unfortunately she was not one of the successes. It is very dependent on the treatment of the extracted cells- getting them just right.

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Re: Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell Infusion (CAR T)

09/05/2017 8:23 AM

Yeah I get that....It's a miracle that it works at all...give it another 10 years...

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Re: Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell Infusion (CAR T)

09/06/2017 12:42 AM

..."The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has put a hold on Cellectis' CAR-T therapy trials following the death of a 78-year old patient. The decision comes a week after the FDA gave pharmaceutical company Novartis approval to use the treatment."...

..."CAR-T tackles cancer by using a person’s own immune cells. The cells are extracted, modified to carry a new gene, then reintroduced to the body. Current trials were meant to test the effectiveness of CAR-T treatment that used immune cells from a donor, instead of those from the patient. As reported by MIT Technology Review, this modified treatment was referred to as “Off-the-Shelf” or “Universal” CAR-T."...

https://futurism.com/breakthrough-cancer-treatment-trials-put-on-hold-following-death-of-a-patient/

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