Therapy of cancer using the adoptive transfer of activated killer cells and interleukin-2.

A new approach to cancer treatment has been developed based on the adoptive transfer of activated lymphocytes into cancer patients. Lymphocytes harvested from patients by leukapheresis are converted into lymphokine-activated killer (LAK) cells by incubation with recombinant interleukin-2 (rIL-2). These LAK cells are then infused back into the patients in… CONTINUE READING