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AAAS Cuban Biomedical Fellows Delayed in Obtaining Visas for Collaborations
Ten patients who received experimental CAR T treatment for brain tumors could represent a new frontier in personalized cancer immunotherapy.
Synthetic biology promises to revolutionize cancer care by offering permanent cures to patients with historically untreatable malignancies. Yet policy and regulation must keep pace with rapidly advancing research to allow new treatments to be made available worldwide, said Carl June during the plenary address at Science Diplomacy 2017, the third annual conference by AAAS’ Center for Science Diplomacy. The conference was held on March 29 at AAAS headquarters in Washington.

Researchers say they can grow large amounts of the transplantable tissue using cells from a small number of donors.