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Immunotherapy That Supercharges the Immune System’s Natural Killer Cells Shows Promise Against Melanoma

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 2021-06-29

Cover picture for the articleEffective against blood cancers, natural killer cells also may be effective against solid tumors. An immunotherapy based on supercharging the immune system’s natural killer cells has been effective in treating patients with recurrent leukemia and other difficult to treat blood cancers. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown in preclinical studies conducted in mice and human cells that this type of cell-based immunotherapy also could be effective against solid tumors, starting with melanoma, a type of skin cancer that can be deadly if not caught early.

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