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Cross-presentation and tumour immunology

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Cancers have thousands of mutations, so they should look a bit like a viral infection; if so, why doesn't the immune system just destroy them outright, as it would a virus?

National Health & Medical Research Council 1029589, Chief Investigator A – Bruce Robinson

We think the mutated proteins cause a 'brake' to be put on the anti-cancer immune response, and also that cancers subvert the anti-cancer attack by remaining hidden in the target zone. Unblocking these "brakes" might lead to new treatments.


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