Breakthrough: Can designer T cells cure cancer?

A ground bre aking study suggests that a patient’s own immune cells can be genetically re-engineered into tumor-targeting “serial killers”.  Cancer researchers worldwide are heralding the results of a “sensational” new study, in which a team showed that a cancer patient’s own immune cells can be genetically re-engineered to target and kill cancer cells. Though it’s a preliminary study involving only three patients with leukemia, the successful results have left typically staid medical researchers wildly buoyant. Read more…

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