University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) researchers focusing on immunotherapies that fight cancer center their attention on emerging engineered smart immune cells can zap solid cancerous tumors, opening the opportunity up to apply breakthrough immuno-oncology therapies targeting a number of cancers that up until now have been considered treatable with this powerful therapy harnessing the patient’s own immune system. Exemplified in two research papers published April 28, 2021 in Science Translational Medicine, the UCSF investigators suggest by “programming” basic computational abilities into immune cells engineered to zap cancerous tumors, they have figured out how to overcome considerable obstacles that have limited the use of these therapies in the clinic. Advanced-programmed “smart” therapies are more targeted, precise yet flexible than the previous generation of immuno-oncology approaches. Coming soon: clinical trials based on this breakthrough.
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Who are the two research authors?
In the first paper, Wendell Lim, PhD, chair and Byers Distinguished Professor of cellular and molecul...
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