Scientists may have new way to help patients with liver cancer

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In research funded by the National Cancer Institute, scientists at the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University found that manipulated T cells can be used to target liver cancer without harming non-cancerous liver cells.

“These T cells are very potent and can kill human liver cancer both in a dish and in a mouse,” says corresponding author Dr. Yukai He, immunologist at the Georgia Cancer Center and Department of Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.

Science Daily:  New Receptor Genes Turn T-cells Into Powerful Liver Cancer Foes

April 9, 2018

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