Grant ID RP180785
Awarded On August 24, 2018
Title CARMIT (Children's Access to Regenerative Medicine in Texas)
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism Core Facility Support Awards
Institution/Organization Baylor College of Medicine
Principal Investigator/Program Director Adrian Gee
Cancer Sites All Sites
Contracted Amount $5,306,052
Lay Summary

The last few years have seen dramatic benefits from using human cells to treat cancer. More than 90% of children with leukemia have responded when given their own cells that have been manipulated in a laboratory to recognize and kill their malignancy. Other cells have been prepared that will help repair tissues and organs that have been damaged by cancer. These treatments are already delivering a major step forward in cancer therapy, and many researchers are anxious to further develop and test these new treatments. We wish to expand a service offered previously through CPRIT to assist these investigators. The original service (Texas Assistance for Cancer Cell Therapy – TACCT) helped by movin...

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