Complete leukaemia remissions credited to CAR T-cell persistence

The same immunological principle at the heart of vaccinations apply to CAR T-cells also, according to researchers
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3D render of T cell moving in on cancer cell

Two patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia have achieved 10-year remissions after treatment with chimeric antigen receptor T-cells, a ground-breaking report shows.

The US researchers say such a level of persistence and duration had not previously been observed with the ‘living’ anti-cancer therapy.