What is a CAR T Cell?
Potent and Targeted
1. A CAR T cell is an immune T cell taken from a patient’s blood which is sent to a lab where it is re-programmed to become a “super-charged” guided missile, to seek out a specific target on the surface of a cancer cell
2. Put another way, a CAR T cell expresses a custom designed T cell receptor (the CAR). The external recognition portion of this CAR provides new target specificity, and after expression in a patient’s T cells and T cell binding to the target molecule, they initiate T cell activation and tumor killing