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Unum Therapeutics Inc.

Battling cancer with mix-and-match immune-system components

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

Unum Therapeutics Inc. is developing a new way of treating cancer that combines components of two different immune-system cells, natural killer cells and T cells. The start-up's therapeutic approach calls for modifying patients' own T cells with a hybrid molecule, called an antibody-coupled T-cell receptor , then co-administering them with antibodies designed to recognize specific proteins on the surface of tumors.

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