Recent News: Cell-Based Therapy

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In the Clinic

CAR Therapy for Solid Tumors Draws Attention at Annual Cancer Conference

Results from a clinical trial indicate that an experimental CAR therapy for mesothelioma is safe.

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In the Lab

MSK Scientists Build "Armored" CAR T Cells to Smite Solid Tumors

The engineered immune cells secrete powerful drugs as a layer of defense.

MSK physician-scientist Renier Brentjens

Feature

Meet the Scientists Who Engineer CAR T Cells, a Type of "Living" Immunotherapy

An immunotherapy called CAR T is transforming the treatment of certain cancers. These are the people who make it possible.

MSK cell manufacturing specialist Xiuyan Wang

In the Lab

CRISPR Genome-Editing Tool Takes Cancer Immunotherapy to the Next Level

What do you get when you combine two of the hottest areas of biotechnology? A new paper from MSK researchers explains.

CAR T cells attacking cancer

In the Lab

Can Stem Cells Be Taught to Repair a Radiation-Damaged Brain?

In a recent study, Memorial Sloan Kettering scientists used stem-cell engineering to repair brain injuries in rats. The results raise hope for future therapies that could prevent or fix nerve damage in cancer patients who need brain radiation.

Fibrous extensions of a nerve cell (red) and an oligodendrocyte (green) growing on top of the nerve cell

In the Clinic

Report Highlights Advances Made at MSK That Are Changing Patients’ Lives

An annual report from an influential cancer group highlights three MSK studies that have advanced cancer research.

New treatments developed at MSK focus on both common and rare cancers.

In the Lab

Seeing the Light: How Engineered Nerve Cells Might Curb Parkinson’s Disease

A new tool called optogenetics is revealing clues about the function of a promising experimental therapy derived from stem cells.

Neurons created from embryonic stem cells

Finding

Immunotherapy Shows Promise for Treating Solid Tumors in the Chest

A study in mouse models suggests how modified T cells may be used to treat tumors in the area just outside the lungs.

Michel Sadelain and Prasad Adusumilli

In the Lab

Genetic “Kill Switch” Could Make Cell Therapies Safer

Researchers have engineered a gene into therapeutic cells that allows them to turn off tumor growth if some of the cells become cancerous.

Pictured: Experimental Brain Tumor

In the Clinic

New Trial Advances Cell-Based Immune Therapy for Certain Leukemias

A new study evaluating a cell-based immune therapy to treat an aggressive type of leukemia — the largest study of its kind to date — reports that 88 percent of patients responded to the treatment.

Pictured: Renier Brentjens, Isabelle Rivière & Michel Sadelain