Nanoparticles turn immune cells into leukemia-fighting powerhouses while they’re still inside the body
April 17, 2017
| By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service
Dr. Matthias Stephan has designed nanoparticles that have the potential to make cellular immunotherapy quicker, cheaper, easier to administer and more widely available, by carrying anti-cancer genes to immune cells still inside the body.
‘Tumor microenvironment’ poses unique challenges for T-cell therapy in solid tumors
April 4, 2017
| By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service
A major roadblock to adopting T-cell therapy to solid tumors is what’s known as the tumor microenvironment, the local milieu of non-cancerous cells and molecules in and around the tumor. Fred Hutch researcher Dr. Kristin Anderson and her colleagues in Dr. Phil Greenberg's lab are working to overcome those barriers.