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Science  20 Dec 2013:
Vol. 342, Issue 6165, pp. 1432-1433
DOI: 10.1126/science.342.6165.1432
  • Domino effect.

    One such treatment, with the antibody in pink at the top, works by blocking a protein receptor, in purple, on a T cell. That sets off a chain reaction that allows T cells to target a tumor cell (bottom left).

  • Arsenal.

    New antibody therapies, depicted here, are stimulating the immune system to destroy cancer cells.

    CREDIT: V. ALTOUNIAN/SCIENCE

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  • Podcast Interview

    From the 20 December 2013 Science Podcast

    Deputy news editor Robert Coontz discusses highlights from the year in science and Jennifer Couzin-Frankel talks about the breakthrough of the year: cancer immunotherapy.

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