In 1972 …

2018-09-07T16:05:16+09:30September 7th, 1972|timeline|

In 1972 scientists describe the T cell growth factor IL-2 (interleukin-2), paving the way to grow T cells ex vivo. The direct application of high doses of IL-2 inhibited tumour growth in

The 1960s …

2018-09-07T16:04:33+09:30September 7th, 1968|timeline|

In the 1960s, early attempts to use T cells to treat transplanted mice tumours were unsuccessful due to an inability to multiply and manipulate the T cells in culture.