Grant ID RP130256
Awarded On December 05, 2012
Title Texas Assistance for Cancer Cell Therapy (TACCT)
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism Core Facility Support Awards
Institution/Organization Baylor College of Medicine
Principal Investigator/Program Director Adrian P Gee
Cancer Sites All Sites
Contracted Amount $5,300,000
Lay Summary

Promising new treatments for cancer use cells (from the patient or from a healthy donor) that have been educated in the laboratory to target and kill the cancer cells. Sometimes that education also involves modifying the genes in the cells to change the way they behave. In order to protect the safety of the patient, the FDA has developed strict regulations on how these “complex biological therapies” are prepared and administered. For many investigators, meeting these regulations, and the associated high costs, are a major barrier to getting a new treatment into the clinic. The Center for Cell & Gene Therapy at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston is highly experienced in preparing cells fo...

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