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

28-12-2018

They are often said to be "exhausted": the immune cells (T cells) in a tumour which are not doing what they should: killing tumour cells. However, these dysfunctional immune cells form a highly active and dynamic group within the tumour, 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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