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Immunotherapy: Cancer’s Newest Enemy

It is widely recognized that the immune system is capable of stopping the growth of cancer. But some cancer cells are smart and can hide from the immune system by mutating and sending false signals. They can also manipulate surrounding cells to produce substances that suppress the immune system, allowing

Advances in Immunotherapy

Significant inroads over the last five to 10 years in tumor immunology are unparalleled in clinical oncology, specifically, using the body’s own immune system to fight the disease.
In some immunotherapies, proteins called antibodies are lab-made to target certain proteins that encourage cancer cells’ growth. In binding to these proteins, the

2. Beating Skin Cancer

Cancer is the name for a collection of related diseases. The distinguishing characteristic of all them is that cells divide, grow, and spread (metastasize) to other tissues of the body.
Skin cancer, then, is the abnormal growth of skin cells. It is responsible for one-third of all cancers in the United

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