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Mayo researchers discover way to prime cancer tumors for immunotherapy

Mayo researchers discover way to prime cancer tumors for immunotherapy

Source : https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-researchers-discover-way-to-prime-cancer-tumors-for-immunotherapy/

ROCHESTER, Minn. ― A cancer tumor's ability to mutate allows it to escape from chemotherapy and other attempts to kill it. So, encouraging mutations would not be a logical path for cancer researchers. Yet a Mayo Clinic team and their collaborators took that counterintuitive approach and discovered that while it created resistance to chemotherapy, it also made tumors sensitive to immunotherapy.

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