A cancer researcher is determined to take a family’s gift and turn it into hope for liver cancer patients. For the family, it’s an opportunity to keep the memory of a mother and wife alive for generations to come.
In research funded by the National Cancer Institute, scientists at the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University found that manipulated T cells can be used to target liver cancer without harming non-cancerous liver cells.
Mouse genes that make human T cells powerful at fighting liver cancer could one day help patients do the same, scientists report.
While competition can be healthy, it is collaboration among researchers that is more likely to be the key to finding new treatments, therapies and a cure for cancer.
Cancer vaccines may need to better target T cells that can hold up to the long fight against cancer, scientists report. Studies of two T cell types that are equally activated by alpha-fetoprotein, a well-established antigen made by liver cancer, show that while one starts off with a bang, the other...