Nov 12, 2016

Immune cells may facilitate tumor growth

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A new avenue of research opens up for cancer and potential therapies.

A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) suggests there may be a way to limit tumor growth by targeting immune system cells called macrophages.

The research reveals that can “drill” through tumors to create new vessel-like structures for delivering oxygen and nutrients as tumors grow.

“This may represent a whole new therapeutic target for treating tumors,” said TSRI Professor Martin Friedlander, senior author of the new study, which was published November 11 in the journal Scientific Reports.

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