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Diverse immune cell profiles and roles found in breast cancer resistance to immunotherapy

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Source: Baylor College of Medicine From: sciencedaily.com Researchers show that heterogeneity of both breast cancer cells themselves and immune composition of the tumor microenvironment are important considerations for therapy.  In recent years it has been increasingly appreciated that immune cells within the tumor microenvironment contribute to tumor progression and, importantly, to the tumor’s response to therapy. To better understand the …

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Study uncovers unknown pathway for breast cancer recurrence

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From: business-standard.com The researchers have tracked treatment-resistant cancer cells that grow and spread after the breast cancer treatment. For many women who thought they had beaten breast cancer, the news that it has roared back years later comes as an especially cruel diagnosis with no clear answers for why or how it recurs. Now a team of researchers has filled …

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How does cancer evade the immune system? New mechanism revealed

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By: Timothy Newman From: medicalnewstoday.com Cancer’s ability to elude our body’s immune system has long puzzled researchers. The latest study pinpoints one of cancer’s protective cloaks and investigates a way to remove it. Cancer cells are cells that have gone awry; they both multiply unchecked and function incorrectly. Normally, cells that are faulty, dead, or dying are cleared away by …