IMMUNOTHERAPY: Hiding in plain sight: immune escape in the era of targeted T-cell-based immunotherapies

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Adoptive cellular therapy (ACT) is now considered a bona fide treatment modality within the evolving field of anticancer immunotherapy. Great advances have enabled the adoptive transfer of tumour-selective lymphocytes for the treatment of a variety of malignancies. Unfortunately, this selectivity has led to the emergence of antigen-loss variants. New strategies need to be employed to minimize the incidence of this phenomenon, enabling the full potential of ACT to be realized.Refers to Tran, E. et al. T-cell transfer therapy targeting mutant KRAS in cancer. N. Engl. J. Med.375, 2255-2262 (2016)

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