Why bank your immune cells?

What can I use my immune cells for?


You can use your immune cells in the future for Dendritic Cell (DC) immunotherapy, an established 'anti-cancer' treatment that has been researched and employed for many years. Dendritic cell therapy is the most common form of immunotherapy. Your lifetime probability of a cancer diagnosis is 1-in-3.

Why bank now?

Each day some of the cells in your body acquire 'cancer-like' characteristics through genetic mutations that may ultimately lead to abnormal cell growth - and so the onset of cancer. Diseases, such as cancer and HIV, hijack and skew your immune system.

If you have a cancer diagnosis then you are relying on a compromised immune cell population for immunotherapy. The efficacy of your immune system decreases with age. This is called immunoscenescence (see Fig.1). Hence it makes good sense to preserve your own immune cells before onset of potential disease, and as early in life as you can.

Age reduction of immune cells

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