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Antiviral T Cells Safe And Effective For Treating Debilitating Complication Common After Stem Cell Transplants

Cell therapy may provide off-the-shelf treatment for cancer patients with BK virus-associated hemorrhagic cystitis  A Phase II trial led by researchers at found that BK virus (BKV)-specific T cells from healthy donors were safe and effective as an off-the-shelf therapy for BKV-associated hemorrhagic cystitis (BKV-HC), a painful complication common after allogeneic stem cell transplants for patients with leukemia or lymphoma. The study was published today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Infusion of T cells targeting BKV resulted in rapid responses, […]