Adoptive cell therapy for solid tumours

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Published: 18 Oct 2017
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Dr Sophie Papa - Guy's Hospital, London, UK

Dr Papa speaks with ecancer at the ACP immunotherapy workshop about genetically modified immune cells as a treatment choice for solid tumours.

She highlights the successes of using tumour-infiltrating lymphocyte to treat a small subset of melanoma patients, and how engineered CAR T cells are 'heating up' tumours which had previously been non-immunogenic.

By comparison to haematological malignancies, Dr Papa considers the challenges in treating solid tumours with systemic therapies,