Viruses may boost immunotherapy success

Anne Li                                                                                     September 16th, 2017                            anne2001.li@gmail.com


Viruses may improve the success rate of immunotherapy treatments, according to two new studies. It’s thought that viruses could be used to increase the proportion of patients who respond to immunotherapy drugs by drawing the attention of the immune system to the cancer. Immunotherapy treatments provide a boost to the immune system so that it can recognise and destroy the tumour. But they don’t work for everyone. Tumours have evolved mechanisms to evade immune recognition. But viruses are well recognised by the immune system.

See original article at: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/cancer-news/news-report/2017-09-08-viruses-may-boost-immunotherapy-success

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