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what about adoptive T-cell therapy?

Forums Ocular Melanoma Community what about adoptive T-cell therapy?

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    srbf
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      My mom is scheduled to begin (in 2 weeks) a clinical trial with Ipi (Yervoy)/Nivo (Opdivo) injections… from what i understand, it's pretty toxic and the side effects are quite severe.  Can anyone attest to this?  Are the side effects as severe as it seems?

      Also, just wondering if anyone has tried Adoptive T-cell Therapy instead of Ipi/Nivo?  T-cell therapy seems less toxic and more specific to the individual, given that it uses the person's DNA.  Does it take too long to get this type of treatment set up?  (My mom is Stage IV metastatic ocular melanoma in her lungs).

      Alternatively, are IL treatments equally as toxic as Ipi/Nivo?  are those treatments as effective?

      Thanks,

      Shelley

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        JoyJ
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          For adoptive T-cells, there is immune therepies which works directly on immune system by immune checkpoint inhibitors. Melanoma is one of the best applied aspects of the novel therapy.

          JoyJ
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            For adoptive T-cells, there is immune therepies which works directly on immune system by immune checkpoint inhibitors. Melanoma is one of the best applied aspects of the novel therapy.

            JoyJ
            Participant

              For adoptive T-cells, there is immune therepies which works directly on immune system by immune checkpoint inhibitors. Melanoma is one of the best applied aspects of the novel therapy.

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