Scientists are making CAR-T cells more clever. Here’s what the next generation could look like

CAR-T cell therapy has been a boon for treating blood cancers. Since the technology was first brought to the clinic, CAR-T has offered patients months or years of life after they had exhausted all other treatment options and would have died within weeks.

“It’s been incredible,” said Marcela Maus, an immunologist and cell therapist at Mass General Cancer Center. “We’ve seen patients who had multiple lines of therapies and progressed after all of those, [then] get CAR-T and go into long-term remission.”

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