Medicine, as a field, continues to be greatly revolutionized by the continuous advancements in both treatment and technology. What is capable of being done today, would have been centuries ago, almost unfathomable.
A prime example of this is the current adaptation of chimeric antigen receptors (CARs). These are genetically engineered allogeneic cells that are developed in the laboratory and infused into a patient, to help in detecting and fighting cancer cells. The protein constructs stimulate anti-cancer T-cells which in turn boost a patient’s immune system. [Read more…]