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Dr. David Maloney

Dr. David Maloney

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Seattle Cancer Care Alliance One of Only 51 Centers Certified for CAR-T Therapy

Dr. David Maloney says, “These types of therapies are totally different than any other cancer therapies. They are essentially living cells that actually replicate and grow in the patient as they attack the cancer. It’s exactly the opposite of chemotherapy, which goes in and causes damage, and the damage is slowly resolved over time. CAR-T cells are infused in a relatively small number of cells that actively grow as they engage the target tumors cells and kill them. It is a type of living therapy that can expand to eradicate all of the tumor.”

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