NHS England announces groundbreaking new personalised therapy for children with cancer

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The landmark deal means young people with a form of leukaemia are set to receive CAR-T (a chimeric antigen receptor T-cell) therapy within weeks. It represents one of the fastest funding approvals in the 70 year history of the NHS. Unlike other forms of treatment, CAR-T therapy is specifically developed for each individual patient and involves reprogramming the patient’s own immune system cells which are then used to target their cancer

 

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