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Cancer Immunotherapies: From Magic Bullets to Super T Cells

July 11, 2018
   

The latest issue of FASEB’s Breakthroughs in Bioscience publication, “Cancer Immunotherapies: From Magic Bullets to Super T Cells,” has just been released. Focusing on the advancements that genetically alter immune cells to fight cancer by using toxins to prime the body’s immune system to attack tumors.

FASEB’s Breakthroughs in Bioscience is a collection of illustrated articles that highlight recent developments in basic biomedical research and explain their impact on medicine and human health. Print copies and audio versions of this and other Breakthroughs articles are available at no cost for educational or advocacy purposes and can be requested by visiting the Breakthroughs & Horizons in Bioscience webpage or by contacting FASEB’s Office of Public Affairs at 301-634-7650.



Cancer Immunotherapies: From Magic Bullets to Super T Cells - Immunotherapy encompasses multiple approaches, including harnessing or enhancing immune cells, hormones, and other weapons of the immune system to destroy tumor cells, as well as releasing the brakes on the immune response that tumors trigger. This new article takes the reader on a journey from the origins of using toxins to prime the body’s immune system to attack tumors through today’s advances that genetically alter immune cells to fight cancer. Download the PDF or listen to the podcast below.

Categories: Breakthroughs and Horizons in Bioscience; The Immune System and Vaccines; Cancer;