Can we modify our own immune cells in such a way that we can use them as medicines?
Cancer patients have immune cells in their bodies that can recognize cancer cells. These immune cells can't fight the condition alone, however. At the Netherlands Cancer Institute, we use Cell Therapy to strengthen the immune cells: we remove the immune cells from the patient's body and multiply them in a lab. This allows us to create a medicine for this particular patient. TIL Therapy is very promising, although not all patients can benefit from it yet.