"Exhausted" immune cells in tumour are actually dynamic and active


They are often said to be "exhausted": the immune cells (T cells) in a tumor which are not doing what they should: killing tumor cells. However, these dysfunctional immune cells form a highly active and dynamic group within the tumor, discovered researchers from the Netherlands Cancer Institute and the Israeli Weizmann Institute of Science. They published an article on their study in scientific magazine Cell on Thursday, 27 December.

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