Harvard Men's Health Watch
Teaching T cells to fight cancer
CAR T-cell therapy helps the immune system seek out and kill cancer cells. Immunotherapy, one of the most exciting advances in cancer treatment, helps the immune system better target and kill cancer cells by focusing only on the cancerous cells while sparing the healthy ones. One of the most innovative immunotherapies today is chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, which is custom-made for individuals and their specific cancer.