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[News] Ready-to-use T cells for infection after stem-cell transplant

00:02 EDT 18 Aug 2017 | The Lancet

A new phase 2 trial suggests that cryopreserved virus-specific T cells (VSTs) prepared from third-party donors are a safe and effective treatment for recipients of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) who develop drug-refractory viral infections. Viral infection is a common, life-threatening complication for these patients, and drug treatment can be ineffective or have substantial side-effects.

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