Immersion / Clinical trial

Treating cancer with your own cells

HOPES of A CURE

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Immunotherapy, which consists of mobilising the cells of your body to fight against certain types of cancer, has considerably raised hopes. Currently, at the experimental stage, new individualised treatments allow increasingly more precise targeting of tumours.

Through this Immersion series, we propose to take you behind the scenes of a promising clinical trial performed at CHUV, which attacks metastatic melanoma by culturing and re-injecting T lymphocytes taken directly from the tumour. Month by month, you can follow the progress of the first patients enrolled in the trial and discover how these new forms of cellular immunotherapy are on the verge of revolutionising the treatment of cancer.

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A WAY FORWARD

KEY FIGURES

55

billion T lymphocytes in one 300 ml pouch

14

days to culture these 55 billion cells

180

pages in the protocol of this clinical trial

65

CHUV colleagues trained in the protocol

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