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Juno pulls the plug on a once-promising cancer treatment

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J. uno Therapeutics is abandoning a cancer therapy that once looked like a revolutionary advance, reacting to a rash of patient deaths that made the customized treatment too risky to push forward.

The company’s decision changes the landscape in a blockbuster race to commercialize the first CAR-T technology, a promising new approach to cancer in which patients’ own immune cells are rewired to attack tumors.

Juno, once a leader in the field, is now more than a year behind rivals Kite Pharma and Novartis. This is a STAT Plus article and you can unlock it by subscribing to STAT Plus today.

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Post Author: Carla Parsons

1 thought on “Juno pulls the plug on a once-promising cancer treatment

    Pedro Pedro

    (October 29, 2017 - 7:40 am)

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