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What is a bone marrow transplant? What is the CAR T cell protocol? What’s the process of a lung transplant? All your questions answered! Learn all the info you need!
Here Is The Process:
What Is CAR T-Cell?
Blood from a vein in the patient’s arm flows through a tube to an apheresis machine (not shown), which removes the white blood cells, including the T cells, and sends the rest of the blood back to the patient. Then, the gene for a special receptor called a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) is inserted into the T cells in the laboratory. Millions of the CAR T cells are grown in the laboratory and then given to the patient by infusion. The CAR T cells are able to bind to an antigen on the cancer cells and kill them.
1. Remove blood from patient to get T cells
2. Make CAR T-Cell that react to cancer cell
3. Grow millions of new CAR T-cells
4. Infuse new CAR T-Cells back into patient
5. CAR T-cells attack cancer cells!