It’s the ultimate example of personalized medicine — for some cancer patients who have run out of options, scientists can extract their immune cells and genetically re-engineer them to fight against the tumors.

But there are only two companies in the U.S. approved to make these medicines, known as CAR-T therapies, and it costs both money and time — the therapies list for $373,000 and $475,000 and take two to three weeks to produce for each patient.

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