We’ll share free lesson resources that explore the
immune system’s role in fighting cancer and how gene editing technologies hold
the potential for new cures.
1. Our immune system uses specialized cells to deal with various threats to the body, including pre-cancerous cells; 2. Genetic engineering is a powerful tool with the potential to develop cancer treatments like CAR T-cell therapy, but also holds the potential for misuse; and 3. There are numerous ethical considerations when carrying out clinical trials for cancer therapies.
Regina Wu (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center: Seattle, WA), Jeanne Chowning (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center: No City, No State)