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