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Improving Immunotherapy’s Success: The Power of NK Cells and SDCs

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A recent study published in Nature Medicine reveals new ways to determine which cancer patients will respond best to immunotherapy with checkpoint inhibitors. This kind of therapy has shown great potential in effectively removing malignancies in about 20 to 40 percent of patients with cancers like melanoma, but there are still many patients whose cancer […]

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NK Cell Function Identified in Mice

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A new checkpoint protein that hampers natural killer (NK) cell-mediated tumor immunity was recently discovered by Australian researchers. Results from the study shows that depleting this protein in mice makes them resistant to a lot of solid cancers by turning on NK cell activity. This study, “CIS is a potent checkpoint in NK cell mediated […]

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