The primary role of monocytes is to sense the environment and replenish the pool of tissue macrophages and dendritic cells. Recent advances in immunology research have discovered that monocytes can … Continue Reading Role finally identified for subset of white blood cells in cancer metastasis.
Tumours are known to evade the immune system by a variety of mechanisms, one of which is the recruitment of ‘myeloid-derived suppressor cells’ (MDSC). MDSCs suppress the ability of the … Continue Reading Researchers uncover more about the elusive pericyte-tumour interaction.
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 … Continue Reading Researchers use ‘demethylating’ precision medicine to fight cancer.
To be activated, T cells must first recognize an antigen, receive appropriate costimulatory signals, and then encounter inflammatory cytokines to expand the immune response. This immune response has been harnessed … Continue Reading New T-cell regulation discovery set to rewrite immunology text books.
A new breast cancer vaccine candidate, (GP2), provides further evidence of the potential of immunotherapy in preventing disease recurrence. This is especially the case for high-risk patients when it is … Continue Reading Novel vaccine decreases recurrence in HER2 breast cancer patients.
Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have shown that a select team of immune-system cells from patients with leukemia can be multiplied in the lab, creating an army of natural … Continue Reading Natural (born) killer cells battle pediatric leukemia.