Cancer: 'Off-the-shelf' stem cell treatment enters clinical trial

YELLA HEWINGS-MARTIN | April 9, 2019

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In a first-of-its-kind trial in the United States, researchers are testing a stem cell-derived natural killer cell immunotherapy in people with incurable cancer. Cancer follows heart disease as the secondbiggest killer worldwide. In the United States, an estimated 606,880 people will die due to cancer in 2019. With the advent of immunotherapy, researchers hoped to boost a person's immune system to fight and destroy tumors effectively. Although this type of therapy has completely changed the treatment landscape for cancers such as melanoma, there remain a significant number of people whose tumors can evade their immune system. Joining the likes of adoptive cell transfer and checkpoint inhibitors on the list of immunotherapies are natural killer (NK) cells. These specialized white blood cells come equipped with a potent armory of tools to make short work of cancer cells.

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