Leading-Edge CAR T-Cell Immunotherapy for Children and Adults with Cancer
CAR T Cell Immunotherapy is a new, FDA-approved cancer treatment that uses the body’s own immune system to fight cancer. University Hospitals is proud to be able to offer this leading-edge therapy for patients with certain types of cancer that have been unresponsive to other treatments.
CAR-T Therapy: How Does It Work?
CAR T-cell immunotherapy works by taking white blood cells called T-cells from a patient’s blood and modifying them in a lab, essentially reprogramming them to recognize and kill cancer cells. The T-cells are then reintroduced into the patient’s body where they locate, attach to and destroy cancer cells.
CAR T-cell therapy has shown very promising results in treating these types of cancer and is giving new hope to patients in whom other standard leukemia and lymphoma treatments – such as radiation, chemotherapy and stem cell transplant – have been unsuccessful.