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A new way for immunotherapy treatments

Removing the protective wall of the tumours can be a promising way for innovative cancer treatments


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Doctors took the blood of 200 adults, children newly diagnosed with cancer before they had started treatment.

Antibody can be attached to a protein CD33, on the surface of MDSCs, for destroying the protective layer.

By using drug gentuzumab ozogamicin, researchers were able to kill the MDSCs in the samples.

Research has done by the University of Birmingham.

The study was published in EBioMedicine journal.

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Francis Mussai

Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy Clinical Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Oncology

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