CAR T cell

CAR—chimeric antigen receptors—are genetically engineered protein constructs that can be incorporated into a patient’s own cytotoxic T cells with the goal of helping them recognize and fight cancer cells.1,2 This technology creates a new T cell receptor that binds to antigens found on tumor cells and activates the T cell in response to that binding.1

CAR T cell therapy is provided by removing or harvesting T cells from a patient with cancer, transfecting the cells with CAR genes that are directed against the patient’s tumor type, expanding the modified T cell population, and reinfusing the cells back into the patient.1


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CAR T: chimeric antigen receptor T cell.


1. National Cancer Institute. Accessed 4/5/2019. 2. American Cancer Society. Accessed 4/5/2019.