Adoptive cellular therapy

What is Adoptive cellular therapy?

Adoptive cellular therapy meaning A treatment used to help the immune system fight diseases, such as cancer and infections with certain viruses. T cells are collected from a patient and grown in the laboratory. This increases the number of T cells that are able to kill cancer cells or fight infections. These T cells are given back to the patient to help the immune system fight disease.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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