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In the Clinic

CAR Therapy for Solid Tumors Draws Attention at Annual Cancer Conference

Results from a clinical trial indicate that an experimental CAR therapy for mesothelioma is safe.

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In the Lab

Retooled CAR T Cells Lock in on New Multiple Myeloma Target

Researchers have redesigned CAR T cells in hopes of improving immunotherapy treatment for multiple myeloma.

Light micrograph of multiple myeloma cells.

In the Lab

MSK Scientists Build "Armored" CAR T Cells to Smite Solid Tumors

The engineered immune cells secrete powerful drugs as a layer of defense.

MSK physician-scientist Renier Brentjens

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Meet the Scientists Who Engineer CAR T Cells, a Type of "Living" Immunotherapy

An immunotherapy called CAR T is transforming the treatment of certain cancers. These are the people who make it possible.

MSK cell manufacturing specialist Xiuyan Wang

In the Lab

CRISPR Genome-Editing Tool Takes Cancer Immunotherapy to the Next Level

What do you get when you combine two of the hottest areas of biotechnology? A new paper from MSK researchers explains.

CAR T cells attacking cancer

In the Lab

New Immunotherapy Approach Turns Cells into “Micro-Pharmacies”

A new immunotherapy approach involves engineering CAR T cells to produce proteins that treat lymphoma.

Illustration of CAR T cells with conveyor belts leading out of them carrying HVEM protein in tablet form.

In the Clinic

Driving Armored CARs at Cancer

Hundreds of scientists from around the world gathered at MSK last month for a symposium devoted to a promising new immunotherapy approach called CAR T cell therapy.

Prasad Adusumilli, Deputy Chief of MSK’s Thoracic Surgery Service, organized the conference as a continuing medical education course for physicians.

In the Clinic

CAR T Cell Therapies Are a Growing Area of Research

Cell therapies that use patients’ own immune cells to attack cancer — including CAR T cell therapy, an approach developed at MSK — are a promising and rapidly growing area of research.

CAR T cell therapy