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Researchers use ‘demethylating’ precision medicine to fight cancer.


A main barrier to immune therapy success has been the tumour’s ability to keep the immune system from functioning against the cancer.  The immune cells are there, however, like an unarmed army, they hang around and do nothing. However, certain epigenetic processes that silence such viral defense genes can be reversed in tumour cells with a demethylating drug, making immunotherapies

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