A lasting immune impression could boost blood cancer treatments

Anne Li                                      1/29/17


Inside our bodies lives an inbuilt army against disease – the immune system. And it’s not just bugs and germs that it can fight off; immune cells can help tackle tumours too. That’s why researchers are attempting to rally these cellular troops to treat cancer, and some significant advances have been made over the years. But there’s room for improvement. And the latest research from our scientists may reveal a new way to tap into the power of this system and boost a type of immunotherapy. The drug rituximab (Mabthera) lends the immune system a lethal helping hand in destroying certain types of lymphomas and leukaemias, substantially improving the outlook for many patients.


See original article at: http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2017/01/03/a-lasting-immune-impression-could-boost-blood-cancer-treatments/


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