Unlike many other cancer treatments, this one is 100% unique to the patient
The T-cells that were still able to recognize harmful cancerous cells were pinpointed, extracted, and then multiplied into 90 billion cancer-fighting cells. The cells were injected back in her body and Perkins was given two drugs to aid the cells in doing their job. “The excitement here is that we’re attacking the very mutations that are unique to that cancer — in that patient’s cancer and not in anybody else’s cancer. So, it’s about as personalized a treatment as you can imagine,” said Dr. Rosenberg.