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Turning Immune Cells into Cancer-Fighting Ninjas

(runtime: 1:55 min)

What if your own immune cells could fight off cancer? That's the idea behind cancer immunotherapy. Dr. Steven Rosenberg's group at the National Cancer Institute introduces T-cell receptor genes recognizing specific cancer antigens into a patient's own lymphocytes. RetroNectin reagent is used in creation of these modified lymphocytes. These engineered cells are then returned to the patient where they specifically target cancer cells expressing the antigen. That's Good Science!

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