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Scientists Discover Cancer’s ‘Achilles Heel’

Scientists have found what they’re calling the “Achilles heel” of cancer, according to a new study. Writing in Science, researchers from University College London say they have gained a better understanding about the genetic complexity of cancerous tumors, which could lead to new and powerful immunotherapy drugs. The researchers say that as a tumor grows, “its genetic faults can be flagged on the cancer cell surface” and that some of the flags, called antigens, “represent the very...

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