What Is CAR-T Cell Therapy?

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How does the immune system fight cancer? It doesn't... without a boost.

The immune system relies on a powerful army of "T cells." They on are on the front line of our body's defenses. Their mission is to search and destroy anything that causes illness or infection. With cancer, the immune system often fails to deploy T cells right away or at all. When it does, the attack is ineffective.

Imagine a drug or therapy that could treat disease by helping the immune system do its job better. That was the idea in creating our CAR-T cell therapy, just one of the many immunotherapy treatment options available at Penn.

To learn how the CAR-T process works, view the infographic above and watch the video below.