Researchers reveal how immune cells can be harnessed to target melanoma

Friday, April 10, 2009 - 07:21 in Health & Medicine

Researchers at the Babraham Institute and the University of Catanzaro "Magna Graecia", Italy, co-ordinating an international network of scientists and clinicians from Europe, the USA and Japan, have identified new mechanisms through which the immune system recognises and responds to tumours like melanomas. This discovery may offer therapeutic approaches for tackling metastatic melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer responsible for around 2,000 deaths in the UK each year.

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