News of the WeekCANCER IMMUNOTHERAPY

Select T Cells, Given Space, Shrink Tumors

Science  20 Sep 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5589, pp. 1973
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5589.1973a

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Tumors normally fend off any attacks by the immune system. But now scientists have found a way to give immune cells an edge, thereby shrinking tumors throughout the body, from the skin to the liver. The work, reported online by Science this week (www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/1076514), breathes life into cancer immunotherapy, a field that has struggled to achieve success in humans.

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