Cancer’s ‘invisibility cloak’ discovered by scientists



An ‘invisibility cloak’ that keeps cancer hidden from the body’s immune system has been discovered by scientists.
The breakthrough could revolutionise treatments by developing drugs that produce a protein that blocks the ‘veil’.
It’s the ‘invisibility’ phase that allows tumours to spread through the body without being traced.
These ‘metastatic’ tumours move to other parts from the primary site by outsmarting the immune system.
Researchers hope by reversing this process the tumours will be exposed to killer immune cells once again.
Professor Wilfred Jefferies, of British Columbia University,... read more

 
3 October 2016 in Health, Views: 32
Source: Scotsman
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