Unum Therapeutics Inc.
Battling cancer with mix-and-match immune-system components
This article was originally published in Start Up
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.