Jan 21, 2020

Killer T-Cell Discovery Could Mean ‘Universal’ Cancer Treatment

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A new type of killer T-cell could serve as “one-size-fits-all” cancer therapy.

Researchers at Cardiff University in Wales discovered a different kind of T-cell receptor (TCR)—one that recognizes and kills most human cancer cells while ignoring healthy ones.

The early-stage findings, published this week in the journal Nature Immunology, have not yet been tested in patients. But the team said they have “enormous potential.”

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