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Anti-leukaemia immunotherapy

Immunotherapy works by strengthening the body's own immune system so that it can eliminate cancerous cells naturally. The aim is for the immune system to attack the cancerous cells in the desired manner and to detect them if they come back and continue to act. 

Dr.Manel Juan

Dr. Manel Juan, expert in immunology, visits the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute

"There are many challenges. Obviously the main one is to expand the success of CART19 to other CARTs, especially for lymphomas. It is also important to control their side effects and, as in all complicated and expensive therapies, another important challenge is to find a way of making them available to everyone who needs them without that availability depending on the financial resources or location of the people concerned."

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