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BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Adoptive cellular therapy is a form of immunotherapy that uses cells from our immune systems, such as T cells, as a treatment for cancer. The immune cells are usually isolated from a patient, expanded and, in some cases, engineered to enhance their natural abilities to eliminate cancer.

This field has grown significantly in recent years with the FDA approval of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapies for certain patients...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

A cancer diagnosis can require you to expand your vocabulary, learn about treatment options and side effects, and ask questions you never...

BY Mary Ann Hellinghausen

Elizabeth Mittendorf’s first year in medical school didn’t bode well for a career as a doctor. During one of her early encounters with a patient...

BY Britta Fortson

Some 23 years ago, I was 19 and getting ready to start college at Florida State University. But after experiencing blurry vision that could not be corrected with glasses or contacts, I was diagnosed with ocular melanoma, a very rare cancer in the eye. With my whole life ahead of me, I was determined to beat it. After treatment, which involved radiation and the loss of sight in my right eye, I got a clean bill of health -- just in time...