US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — Scientists from Canada have created a drug that can help against a deadly brain tumor – glioblastoma. The medicine is based on CART-cell therapy.
In almost all cases, after aggressive treatment, glioblastoma recurs in a more aggressive form within seven months than it is dangerous, Cell Stem Cell reports.
T cell therapy uses a special antigenic receptor that recognizes malignant cells and destroys them. It is a protein with antibody fragments that selectively binds to specific antigens.
In addition, the patient’s T cells are involved in the treatment, which modify them in a certain way.
Mouse experiments have shown that cell therapy increases patient survival and reduces tumor burden.
Note that glioblastoma claimed the life of the popular Russian singer Zhanna Friske.
She died on June 15, 2015 in her house near Moscow. Prior to this, the singer fought brain cancer for a year and a half.
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