April 29, 2011

Immune Cells Trained to be Tumor-Hunters

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White blood cells specially trained to kill tumors work… but they tend to fade away quickly when re-injected into cancer patients.

Scientists have now found a way to keep immune cells in the bloodstream for well over a year, improving therapy for late-stage melanoma.

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TAGGED: Melanoma, T-cells, Cancer