April 11, 2014

Methods could improve cell therapy in cancer treatment

Cell therapy is emerging as a promising cancer treatment of last resort. KTH researcher Björn Önfelt and his team in SciLifeLab are working to identify and strengthen cells that can counter the disease.

“We are developing methods so that, on a single-cell level, we can study how immune cells interact with other cells to predict the outcome of stem cell transplantation, and develop cells that could be used to kill tumours in cell therapy,” says Önfelt, whose research just received SEK 32 million (EUR 3.5 million) over five years from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, in the field of medical technology.