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New discovery could pave the way for more effective cancer immunotherapy

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Source: Washington State University From: news-medical.net A type of white blood cell previously known only as a helper in the immune system appears also to be the instigator of the body’s defenses against cancerous tumors. The discovery could lead to more effective cancer immunotherapy, a promising treatment which uses the body’s own immune system, rather than radiation, to attack cancer …

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New safer gene therapy may reduce cancer risk: study

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By: PTI From: indianexpress.com Scientists have developed a new safer gene therapy that may reduce the risk of cancer and can be used for many blood diseases. Researchers at Washington State University in the US identified a way to reduce the development of cancer cells that are an infrequent but dangerous byproduct of gene therapy. They altered the way a …