What occurs during cell therapy?
In somatic cell therapy, every cell – except sperm and egg cells – can be targeted for therapeutic treatment. By using somatic cell therapy, genetic changes remain in the patient and do not pass to the patient’s babies (or future generations).
- Bone marrow transplants are frequently used examples of cell therapy.
- CAR T-cell therapy, which is a recent innovation, removes special immune system cells from blood and changes the cells so they recognize, attack and kill diseased cells.