Protecting ‘self-reactive’ immune cells so they can fight melanoma

Anne Li                                                                                     September 30th, 2017                            anne2001.li@gmail.com


Researchers at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center are using what they know about a rare, inherited autoimmune disease to turn the body's defenses against melanoma. In JCI Insight, researchers report on a potential new way to fight melanoma by blocking one of the immune system's checks and balances. Combining their strategy with an existing immunotherapy treatment that works by releasing the "brakes" on immune cells, they found they could shrink melanoma tumors, and prolong survival in preclinical models for melanoma.
See original article at: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170928142113.htm

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