CAR-T hype faces infrastructure reality check.

Scientists invented a cancer therapy that is incredibly effective for certain cancers, but quite difficult to administer. “To make CAR-T therapies, the patient’s own T cells are extracted during a two-day process called apheresis. Manufacturers then alter the cells for weeks before sending the final product back to the facility for treatment. After the infusion, patients are required to stay near the treatment center for a month to monitor for potentially life-threatening side effects.” learn more

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