A recent article in www.breakingnews.ie highlighted that around 40 per cent of patients treated with a revolutionary cancer therapy are seeing successful results, according to the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly.

The article written by Cate McCurry said “CAR – T (Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell) therapy works by genetically engineering an individual’s T-cells to recognise and destroy cancer cells.”

It looks to be very much the future as the treatments become more widely available, as they move for example, from treating cancers of the blood, to tumours and solid cancers.

Stephen Donnelly