Cytotoxic T cell

What is Cytotoxic T cell?

Cytotoxic T cell meaning A type of white blood cell that can directly destroy specific cells. T cells can be separated from other blood cells, grown in the laboratory, and then given to a patient to destroy tumor cells. Certain cytokines can also be given to a patient to help form cytotoxic T cells in the patient's body.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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