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"Remote Control" of Therapeutic T Cells

September 23, 2015

Work published today in Science from Center Director Wendell Lim's lab by Chia-Yung Wu et al details ON-switch CAR T-cells -- immune cells which have been reprogrammed to attack cancer cells in a controllable way. 


This is a great advancement to an already promising therapy, now optimized to reduce painful and often deadly side effects to the current iteration of T cell therapies. To find out more, the UCSF News wrote an excellent feature article on this work and its many implications - click below to watch the corresponding video!