Philip Schofield hails 'big step forward' cancer treatment that's saving lives

Philip Schofield hails 'big step forward' cancer treatment that's saving lives

Early research suggest the treatment may also be useful for solid tumours, such as those that seen in the formation of ovarian cancer and brain tumours.

Evidence published in the journal Science Translational Medicine suggests CAR T-cells with more advanced genetic engineering could be responsive to mesothelioma, ovarian cancer and the deadly brain cancer glioblastoma in mice, without side-effects.

The current uses of CAR T-cell therapy are “just the tip of the iceberg”, said Dr Andrew Furness, a consultant medical oncologist at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London.

“Doctors and scientists are working tirelessly to expand its reach to many more patients.”

Published at Tue, 04 May 2021 12:26:00 +0000