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Immune cells that fight cancer become exhausted within hours of first encountering tumors – new research

By Mary Philip, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Vanderbilt University
Michael Rudloff, MD-Ph.D. Candidate in Molecular Pathology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University
T cells recognize and kill cancer cells but quickly lose their effectiveness. This fast dysfunction may help explain why immunotherapy doesn’t lead to long-term remission for many patients.The Conversation

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