Clinical Trial Uses Tumor Cells to Treat Cervical Cancer Patients

An exciting new James study for patients with recurrent cervical cancer turns a patient’s own tumor cells against their illnesses.

Called adaptive cell therapy, the treatment involves the removal of a tumor and the isolation of the body's own white blood cells, which are grown and put back into the patient to help attack the cancer.

According to James expert Dr. David O’Malley, the idea is to have the patient's own immune system stimulate the entire body to fight cancer.