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Not in San Diego: We took a close look at the potential for targeting gamma delta (𝞬𝝳) T cells early last year in an extended mini-series looking at the landscape including some of the early companies leading the way in this niche.

Since then there’s been a raft of company related announcements and collaborations in recent months, highlighting the ongoing interest in this field.

In this post, it’s time to revisit the original landscape (link), as well as explore how well some of the biotech companies who are active in this space are navigating the R&D roller coaster.

We will also be discussing recent data presented at the AACR20 virtual meetings.

So what did we learn about gamma delta T Cell therapies at AACR20 – who stands out from the increasingly crowded pack?

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In the first post in our mini-series about the potential for gamma delta (γδ) T cells in cancer immunotherapy, Prof Adrian Hayday took us on a voyage of discovery through the pioneering research he and colleagues did at MIT, Yale, King’s College London (KCL) and The Francis Crick Institute in London.

Prof Adrian Hayday FRS

Prof Adrian Hayday FRS

Along the way he highlighted how our current understanding of γδ T cells has developed over the last thirty years.

“All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered, the point is to discover them.”

This maxim attributed to Galileo Galilei in a 1632 publication, is very pertinent to Prof Hayday’s research which was a fascinating journey of discovery.

For the second post in our mini-series we have a Q&A with Prof Hayday that takes the story forward and looks at how our understanding of the science behind γδ T cells has opened the door to translational and clinical opportunities such as adoptive cellular therapy.

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