Blocking growth of tumour blood vessels could boost immunotherapy

Anne Li                                                                                                April 23rd, 2017


Immunotherapy treatment could be improved by blocking molecules that help tumour blood vessels grow, according to two new lab-based studies. Tumours grow new blood vessels to supply cancer cells with oxygen and nutrients. But certain features of these vessels mean that they can block the entry of cancer-fighting immune T-cells. In these two new research papers, published back to back in Science Translational Medicine, scientists found that stopping these blood vessels from forming in mice boosted the effects of a type of immunotherapy, allowing cancer-attacking T cells to enter the tumour.


See original article at: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/cancer-news/news-report/2017-04-12-blocking-growth-of-tumour-blood-vessels-could-boost-immunotherapy

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