How does CAR (chimaeric antigen receptor) anti-cancer therapy work?

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Tad Davison  asked the Naked Scientists:
   I've been listening to the news of the new cancer treatment breakthrough announced today in the United States.  For the moment, it is said to be good at curing some types of leukaemia.  Is there any chance your team could give a more in-depth explanation of how it works, and where it might go from here?
 
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What do you think?
« Last Edit: 26/02/2016 07:32:41 by chris »

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Dr. Brentjens: Getting close to cures for some blood cancers.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NEt9BmvSl0k
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