Aggressive colorectal cancers set up an interactive network of checkpoints to keep the immune system at bay, scientists report.
MCG scientists looking at body's natural checkpoint, the enzyme CD73, and how it may convert the cell fuel that normally promotes our immune system to attack head and neck cancer cells into something that instead inhibits that attack.
Directly injecting a tumor with an agent that activates a natural, powerful tumor suppressor enhances the drug’s capacity to attack the tumor both locally and where it spreads.
Dr. Yan Cui, a cancer immunologist at the Georgia Cancer Center, says her research shows a way to use a specific protein in the body to help trigger the immune system to destroy small tumors and even nearby cancers. Dr. Cui talked with Tom Corwin...