Thursday January 18th 2018

Antibody for fighting cancer emerges

(Brigham and Women’s Hospital) While studying the underpinnings of multiple sclerosis, investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital came across important clues for how to treat a very different disease: cancer. Researchers describe an antibody that can precisely target regulatory T cells which in turn unleashes the immune system to kill cancer cells. The team reports that the antibody decreased tumor growth in models of melanoma, glioblastoma and colorectal carcinoma, making it an attractive candidate for cancer immunotherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! – Cancer)

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