Drug Helps Defense System Fight Cancer

December 05, 2020

One of the great frustrations for researchers in the war on cancer is that the body’s own defense system does not do a better job fighting the disease. Tumors, it turns out, have a molecular shield that repels attacks from the immune system. Now an experimental drug is showing promise in disabling that shield, unleashing the immune system and causing shrinkage of some cancers that had defied treatment with existing drugs. Read more at http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/02/business/drug-helps-immune-system-fight-cancer.html?_r=2&adxnnl=1&seid=auto&smid=tw-nytimes&adxnnlx=1338642658-c93bgJ4vsKxqFRp9JdRmMw