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Cancer treatment/immune system

New T-cell, New Cancer treatment

Source: Science Direct

A new type of immune cell has been discovered that may hold promise for a universal cancer treatment. This particular type of T-cell, accidentally found by a British scientist, has a receptor that is able to latch onto the majority of human cancer cells. While cancer treatments based on modified immune cells already exist, they have only been effective on a few types of cancer, and must be specially manufactured for each patient. This new T-cell may be able to be developed into a therapy that works on the majority of cancers, and would not have to be tailor made for each patient.