Killing Cancer! T Cell Immunotherapy Destroys the Bad Cells and Prevents Return
A revolutionary treatment that could stop cancer from ever coming back is close to becoming widely available, scientists said yesterday. Dubbed a ‘living drug’, it will act in a similar way to a vaccine, by being constantly alert for the disease returning. T-cell immunotherapy hit headlines last year when British baby Layla Richards became one of the first people in the world to be given the treatment, which is made from the body’s own cells. Now, two landmark studies have revealed the therapy’s stunning potential. One suggests it will last for at least 14 years in the body, raising the tantalising prospect of a permanent cure for cancer. In the other, 94 per cent of terminally ill patients saw the disease vanish completely.