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Researchers find a weak spot in cancer cells

 2 months ago       34 Views

Cancer cells form tumors. This statement, simple as it seems, hides a complex failure of normal immune responses that should eliminate tumor cells from the body before they ever form viable cancer masses. In other words, the tumor fools the body into accepting it as a normal part of the body instead of a dangerous invader. Now, scientists have found a weak spot in the cancer cell that could help the immune system to clear it from the body.

Immunotherapy, especially using drugs like checkpoint inhibitors that reverse this deceptive mechanism, is designed to overcome this weakness. However, these drugs are limited in their success, have fiercely toxic effects on the body, and are now showing signs of failure due to the emergence of resistance. This emphasizes the need for other immunotherapy options.


Author: @DailyCupofYoga

Source: news-medical.net

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