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Patient’s own immune cells effective as living drug for melanoma

10-09-2022

A patient's own immune cells, expanded into an army of billions of immune cells in a specialized laboratory, can be used as a living drug against metastatic melanoma, an aggressive type of skin cancer, as the TIL trial has shown. The TIL trial, the world's first comparative phase 3 trial in solid tumors in general, is looking into the effect of T cell therapy in melanoma. Now that the results have been presented, the Dutch National Health Care Institute will assess whether TIL therapy could become a standard treatment, meaning that it will be incorporated into the basic health insurance package.

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