British Columbia: B-C has begun funding in-province immunotherapy treatment for some types of leukemia and lymphoma.
Health Minister Adrian Dix says the CAR-T  therapy is aimed at cases where chemotherapy and radiation have not been successful.
Previously patients had to be sent outside the province for therapy but now 20 spaces for adults and five for children are available this year at Vancouver General Hospital and B-C Children’s
The therapy involves collecting a patient’s white blood cells and genetically engineering them to recognize and kill cancer cells.
(The Canadian Press)

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