How immune cell treatment works

Immune

cell

Mutated

protein

Original tumour

region

Complex tumour

regions

4

Combined with drugs that harness the immune system, these cells could lead to a new generation of personalised cancer treatments

3

Immune cells can be isolated and artificially multiplied in the lab and then reinfused into patients to destroy their tumours

2

Each area of the cancer carries features from its original state – mutated proteins that act like flags on the cancer cell surfaces. A small portion of the body's immune cells may recognise these shared features

1

As a tumour grows it evolves and changes in complexity, making it difficult for the immune system to attack

Original tumour

region

Immune

cell

Mutated

protein

Complex tumour

regions

4

Combined with drugs that harness the immune system, these cells could lead to a new generation of personalised cancer treatments

3

Immune cells can be isolated and artificially multiplied in the lab and then reinfused into patients to destroy their tumours

2

Each area of the cancer carries features from its original state – mutated proteins that act like flags on the cancer cell surfaces. A small portion of the body's immune cells may recognise these shared features

1

As a tumour grows it evolves and changes in complexity, making it difficult for the immune system to attack