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Study: Innovative Pancreatic Cancer Treatment May Rev up Immune System

Study: Innovative Pancreatic Cancer Treatment May Rev up Immune System
A University of Rochester Wilmot Cancer Institute research team reports that combining a type of radiation therapy with immunotherapy not only cures pancreatic cancer in mice, but appears to reprogram the immune system to create an “immune memory” in the same way that a vaccine keeps the flu away.

The result is that the combination treatment also destroyed pancreatic cells that had spread to the liver, a common site for metastatic disease. The journal Cell Reports published the study, with Scott Gerber, Ph.D., as corresponding author, and Bradley Mills, Ph.D., a post-doctoral fellow in the Gerber Lab, as first author.  Read more . . . 


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