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Mayo Clinic: Exhaustion Renders Immune Cells Less Effective in Cancer Treatment

ROCHESTER, Minn. — May 9, 2012.  Rather than stimulating immune cells to more effectively battle cancerous tumors, treatment with the protein interleukin-12 (IL-12) has the opposite effect, driving these intracellular fighters to exhaustion, a Mayo Clinic study has found. The findings appear in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. The study [...]

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Immune Cells Are Driven To Exhaustion During Cancer Treatment

Instead of stimulating immune cells to battle cancerous tumors, treatment with a protein called interleukin-12 (IL-12) is having the opposite effect, driving the cells to exhaustion. The results of this Mayo Clinic study suggest a change in therapeutic tactics for lymphomas and other cancers by dampening, rather than fueling, the effects of cell-signaling molecules.   “It [...]

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